This course provides opportunities for individualized study, which meet the learning needs of students who are transfering credit from another institution or program and/or are challenging courses through prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR). Working with program faculty, students will develop and complete assignments/projects/portfolios, which meet individually identified criteria that do not match existing course offerings.
The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- 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.
- A growing number of CFCS students enter the program with previous learning through transfer credit and prior learning assessment and recognition.
- 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.
- 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 CCSD 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.
A combination of evaluation instruments may be used including oral presentation, demonstration, quizzes, project and reflective narrative. This is a Mastery/Non-Mastery course.
Course learning outcomes are specifically identified in the curriculum assigned to this flexible completion course. The curriculum assigned may be CFCS and/or CCSD specific learning outcomes from one or more courses.
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.
Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system.
A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.
For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.
If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.