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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Introduction to Curative Education


50 hours (variable – over several weeks).

The Camphill School, Glenmoore, PA; instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
September 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: bring an attitude of respect and care towards the children and adolescents in their care; actively participate in preparation of a festival and engage children and adolescents in appropriate craft activities; articulate ideas and suggestions for involving the children and adolescents with developmental disabilities in craft activities, paining and drawing; discuss the experience of observing a therapy session; demonstrate a wider understanding of the camphill movement and the mission and history of camphill special school; discuss the experience of visiting a camphill village community; discuss the meaning, problems and limitation of different types of commonly used diagnostic terms, and the basic processes of an alternative phenomenological approach to diagnosis.    

This is a year-long course covering a broad range of topics fundamental to working with children with special needs. The course aims to equip students with practical tools and encourages them to adopt a reflective attitude towards their work and recognize the scope, attitude, and context of curative educational practice. It is taught by a team of instructors, who cover such topics as overview of the history of the Camphill Movement, attitudes of care, sensory integration, the importance of rhythm in health and well-being, social games and activities, syndromes and pathologies, and an understanding of temperaments as a tool for education and self-education.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Inclusive Social Development, Curative Education, Education, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Waldorf Education, Social Work, Human Services, Social Science, and any discipline which could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/05) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).