Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Care & Community Practicum I
Camphill Communities California, Soquel, CA; The Camphill School, Glenmoore, PA; Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Phoenixville, PA; Camphill Village, USA, Copake, NY; Heartbeet Lifesharing, Hardwick, VT; Plowshare Farm, Greenfield, NH
375 hours (over 10 months).
September 2019 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: show openness to, interest in, and respect for the beliefs and practices of the community or group and for the dignity and individuality of each person (empathy); demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, and a cooperative attitude towards work; understand the purpose of the practical, social, educational, and/or therapeutic activities that they are asked to carry out (versatility); show an openness to artistic practice and the creative process; take up a regular practice; learn a few basic skills (creativity); show openness to suggestions and guidance for development; challenge themselves in new and unfamiliar ways (in relationship with each of the other goals) (self-initiative); demonstrate a willingness to engage with spiritually scientific concepts (active interest); show openness and willingness to work as a team member and to integrate socially; demonstrate an understanding of their role/responsibilities as a member of the team under the guidance of the team leader (cooperation); communicate with respect for all community members; show attention to detail; able to work within a structured framework; provide helpful and accurate reports and observations; carry a small group within the team and with guidance warmly and responsibility; aware of their area of study within a bigger context (vocational integrity); be responsive in providing appropriate support; report concerns to placement contact/lead; show basic safety awareness (personal care, health, and safety); participate in and support common celebrations and ceremonies (festival and celebrations); carry responsibility for designated tasks; carry awareness for small group of designated persons and/or work space; reliably clean and care for the space (awareness for the space and community); begin to recognize how they could adapt their approach to meet other people where they are; recognize how various community activities have distinct qualities (social artistry); Attempt to make objective observations of practical situations; become aware of their inner and outer reactions to practical situations. familiar with some basic anthroposophic tools for inner development but still have little experience with meditative and contemplative practices (contemplative practice).
This practicum provides students opportunities to concentrate on developing practical competency in tasks related to homemaking and community building, including care for individuals, groups, and the environment. The practicum may take place in any context that allows students to demonstrate their capacity to apply and integrate in daily life concepts, skills and dispositions related to the practicum objectives.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Curative Education, Social Therapy, Social Agriculture, Inclusive Social Development, Social Work, Education, Special Education, Ecology (10/20).