Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Professional Practice 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 you 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 yourself 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 your 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 your area of study within a bigger context (vocational integrity); gain competence in basic skills and processes involved in your particular field of work (vocational expertise); give one-on-one support to individual(s) with direct supervision by the team leader or other more experienced team members (one-on-one activities); assist a small group of individuals in a work area or activity under the direct supervision of the team leader or other more experienced team members (small group activities); gain a comprehensive understanding of your area(s) of responsibility; ask for guidance and support when issues arise that are beyond your capacities or area(s) of responsibility; actively practice basic safety awareness (general management); respond appropriately to behavioral, social, and other issues and communicate any concerns to your team leader; begin to learn the vocabulary of your particular setting (formal communication).
This practicum provides students opportunities to concentrate on developing practical competency in tasks related to their development as creative and dynamic professionals. 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 Inclusive Social Development, Curative Education, Social Therapy, Social Agriculture, Social Work, Education, Special Education, Agriculture, Environmental Studies (10/20).