This course is not active. Please contact Department Chair for more information.
The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- Child and youth care assessment requires knowledge of general assessment criteria in order to effectively use a field based assessment tool.
- The development of effective professional communication skills requires both knowledge of the professional communication process and considerable practice in its use.
- An understanding of normative development is central to effective assessment and intervention.
- Practicum provides the opportunity for the student to become involved in professional practice, to discuss and contribute to professional knowledge and to participate in professional organizations.
- On practicum, students turn theory into practice by designing, organizing, selecting, accessing and evaluating appropriate activities with children and youth.
- Knowledge of human growth and development informs the practice of child and youth care.
- Skill in building relationships deepens through practice and supervision.
- Practicum provides the student with the opportunity to have direct experience with children, youth and families under the supervision of professionals at the placement and Douglas College faculty.
- The experience of working in a child and youth care setting provides the student with essential practical knowledge of the setting and with many aspects of the larger service delivery network.
- Observation of skilled, knowledgeable practitioners and thorough supervision, support the student to develop skilled child and youth care practice.
- Field experience
- Seminar discussion
Typical means of evaluation will include a combination of written research assignments, case evaluation, testing, and group presentations. This is a Graded Course.
Students are expected to develop their own specific learning goals in their learning plans to achieve the following objectives:
- To practice (under supervision) basic child and youth care assessment and communication skills
- To demonstrate use of a normative developmental perspective for planning and carrying out effective assessment and intervention strategies
- To become involved in professional practice by contributing to professional knowledge and participating in professional organizations
- To demonstrate how to turn theory into practice by devising, organizing, selecting and accessing appropriate activities with children and youth
- To develop competency in developmental understanding and relationship building
- To have direct experience in working with children, adolescents and/or their families
- To have direct involvement with at least one setting and to develop an awareness of other child and youth care settings
- To experience a high level of supportive supervision and to have the opportunity to observe skilled and knowledgeable practitioners at work.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
Course pack entitled, “CYCC 3310/3311 – Supervised Practicum Field Guide”
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU CSWC 1276 (4)||2006/09/01 to 2014/04/30|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit||2006/09/01 to 2014/04/30|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||No credit||2006/09/01 to 2014/04/30|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV CYC 310B (3)||2006/09/01 to 2014/04/30|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||DOUG CYCC 3310 (4.5) & DOUG CYCC 3311 (4.5) = UVIC CYC 310 (4.5)||2006/09/01 to 2014/04/30|