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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Practicum Concentration

Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA; Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Soquel, CA; N. Vancouver, BC; and instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
10-month full-time practicum experience.
September 2006 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: fulfill the professional responsibilities of a fully qualified curative educator/social therapist in a chosen area of concentration (K-12 curative educational classroom, pre-vocational or transition education, cooperative work, curative educational/social therapeutic house community, or therapeutic application of the arts).


Students engage in a yearlong mentored and supervised practicum in a K-12 curative educational classroom, a pre-vocational or transition workshop, a cooperative workshop, a curative educational/social therapeutic house community, or in an area of therapeutic application of the arts. Students sign a learning agreement with their mentor on objectives and expectations. Formative assessment of the student's work occurs on an ongoing basis at weekly mentoring conversations, and more formally during the mid-year review. Formative assessment is a collaborative process between student and mentor and self-assessment is a critical component of this process. The summative assessment at the conclusion of the practicum establishes whether the student passed or failed to pass the practicum experience. Completion of all requirements and attainment of all objectives established in the syllabus is required to pass the practicum. Weekly mentoring conversations, a mid-year review conversation, a formal classroom observation with oral and written feedback, and a final review of progress are hallmarks of the assessment process. Students are expected to participate in a self-assessment conversation and show a realistic view of their own strengths and weaknesses in relation to the learning agreement and course objectives. Results of the evaluation and self-assessment are documented for each course objective. Students are expected to have completed the course objectives and satisfactorily fulfilled their responsibilities as developed in the learning agreement.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 8 semester hours in Curative Education, Education, Special Education, Waldorf Education, Residential Care and Management, Human Services, Social Work, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/07) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).