This course provides opportunities for individualized study, which meet the learning needs of students who are transferring credit from another institution or program and/or are challenging courses through prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) who need to complete course requirements. Working with program faculty, students will develop and complete assignments/projects/portfolios, which meet individually, identified criteria.
The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- Some courses that students are transferring from another institution or program do not sufficiently match the essential course learning outcomes of the course to be credited. This course provides learning opportunities for students to achieve all of the essential course learning outcomes and therefore maximize transfer credit.
- Responding to individual needs is an underlying concept in the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies. This course design allows application of this principle to individual students.
- Learning and acquisition of skills, knowledge and attitudes occur in many contexts. Individuals draw on their experiences to increase their understanding of theory and its links with field practice.
- Evidence of learning can take many forms. Collaborative planning between student and faculty contributes to learning activities, which match goals of personal growth.
- Sometimes PLAR students achieve part of the essential course learning outcomes. This course provides learning opportunities for students to meet a satisfactory standard on all course learning outcomes in the challenged courses and therefore maximize PLAR credit.
- Course learning outcomes from other CFCS integrated courses and ECED specific courses will
be gathered in unique combinations. Two course learning outcomes will equal 1 academic credit
to a maximum of 12 learning outcomes or 6 credits.
Methods Of Instruction
Independent study either online and/or face-to-face and supplemented by seminars and/or workshops as indicated.
Means of Assessment
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:
- Oral presentation
- Portfolio development
- Reflective narrative
This is a Mastery/Non-Mastery course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Course learning outcomes are specifically identified in the curriculum assigned to this flexible completion course. The curriculum assigned may be CFCS and/or ECED specific learning outcomes from one or more courses.
Once the learning outcomes have been identified, a list of recommended textbooks and material will be provided.