Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Care & Community Practicum II
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: accompany others, in an active and supportive way, to cultural or religious events and activities that are different from their own (empathy); develop a flexible, adaptable, and cooperative attitude in all areas of life and work and understand the nature and purpose of practical, social, educational, and/or therapeutic activities on the basis of the spiritual scientific view of the human being (versatility); develop a regular artistic practice as a means of self-development and articulate its benefit; accompany others, in an active and supportive way, in artistic endeavors; expand their range of skills (creativity); reflect on and assess the strengths and weaknesses of their own work in conversation with their advisors, supervisors, instructors, colleagues, and mentors, and trusted colleagues (self-initiative); develop an understanding of themselves, others, and the environment through a deepening study of anthroposophy and the human being (active interest); take initiative out of a recognition of what is needed to meet the extraordinary or non-routine needs; work through and resolve social difficulties with others and unforeseen situations; accompany less experienced team members reliably (cooperation); observe significant aspects of an individual’s performance, a group’s interactions, and/or an activity’s effect and demonstrate an ability to listen and communicate effectively; complete formal written and oral reports in a professional manner with support; complete formal written and oral reports in a professional manner with guidance; carry a small group within the team warmly and responsibility; understand their activity within the context of their work (vocational integrity); be reliable and assist others with minor, common illnesses, injuries, and issues; explain the purpose of any medication, supplements and remedies; report anything unusual to team leader; support and help orient newcomers (personal care, health, and safety); be actively involved in festivity preparations and events; develop an understanding of the value of celebration in community life (festivals and celebrations); extend awareness for areas beyond their designated areas of responsibility; help orient newcomers to the daily rhythms and community; recognize areas that need attention (awareness for the space and community); adapt, explore and use different approaches to meet individual needs and preferences; understand and strive to enter into the distinctive quality of various activities (social artistry); observe how external conditions and their inner attitude can impact individuals and situations; explore the value of meditative content in practical settings, engage with structured meditative and contemplative practices, including anthroposophic ones (contemplative practice).
Building on ‘Care and Community Practicum I’, this practicum provides students an opportunity to develop a broader range of tools and capacities 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).