Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Professional Practice 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 your 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 your range of skills (creativity); reflect on and assess the strengths and weaknesses of your own work in conversation with your advisors, supervisors, instructors, colleagues, and mentors, and trusted colleagues (self-initiative); develop an understanding of yourself, 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 your activity within the context of your work (vocational integrity); develop understanding and competence in the fundamental skills and processes involved in your particular field of work; assist others in developing these skills (vocational expertise); give one-on-one support to individual(s) without direct supervisor by the team leader or other more experienced team members; understand the purpose of practical, social, educational, or therapeutic activities in your setting (one-on-one activities); independently assist or lead a small group of individuals through a work area or activity developed by the team leader or other more team members (small group activities); begin to develop a broader awareness of your setting, including areas of activity that are beyond your responsibility; ensure the safety of your group for the duration of the activity (general management); communicate your observations clearly and effectively to the team leader and other members of the team; feel comfortable using relevant vocabulary; begin to develop an understanding of formal review processes (formal communication).
This practicum builds on ‘Professional Practice Practicum I’, providing students opportunities to develop a broader range of tools and capacities 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).