Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Professional Practice Practicum III
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: explore your personal relationship to the ideals and practices of the community or group (empathy); recognize the effects of curative or social therapeutic exercises and activities; participate in co-creating a curative or social therapeutic atmosphere; take an active role in the development and evaluation of formal and informal practical, social, educational, and/or therapeutic plans based on the principles of anthroposophic curative education, social therapy, or other relevant field (versatility); continue to refine your ideas of the role of artistic processes in your own development and engage in some systematic practices on that basis; broaden and deepen your range of skills and influence (creativity); recognize and pursue opportunities to develop particular capacities in yourself based on a practice of self-discipline, objective self-assessment, and self-education (self-initiative); relate and apply your understanding and experience of anthroposophy with your work and your relationships, perceive clearly, free from personal judgment (active interest); take active responsibility within your team and beyond; effectively communicate with a diverse group of individuals regarding an individual’s or group’s program and needs; support all members in working through social difficulties; take an active role in conflict resolution; help facilitate group processes, including orienting new team members and adapting processes based on individual needs (cooperation); give guidance and supervision to newcomers regarding routine activity, in consultation with your team leader; assist the leader in carrying groups; complete formal written and oral reports in a professional manner with relative independence; engage with new developments and trends in the field (vocational integrity); demonstrate competence in the fundamental skills and processes involved in your particular field of work; exercise creativity in adapting processes based on individual needs (vocational expertise); play an active role in developing practical, social, educational, or therapeutic activities alongside individuals; begin developing the capacity to explain, instruct, and supervise others in carrying out these activities (one-on-one activities); plan, oversee and carry the work area or a small group over an extended period of time with guidance and backup support from the team leader (small group activities); gain a basic understanding of all aspects of your particular setting and how your setting interacts with the wider community; carry the group/setting as needed; safely manage a work area or group in the absence of the team leader (general management); attend team meetings and contribute significant observations; explore how to communicate insights with those unfamiliar with your setting; participate in and contribute to formal reviews (formal communication).
This practicum builds on ‘Professional Practice Practicum II’, providing students opportunities to take on greater responsibility, acting as significant support to their supervisor and beginning to share in the functions and responsibilities opportunities as creative and dynamic professionals.
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).