BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

EDUC-240 - Communication and Education Planning - 3.00 Credits

EDUC-240 - Communication and Education Planning - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
EDUC 240 critically examines the uniqueness of the Aboriginal adult learner, what motivates adults and how adults learn. Learners will gain knowledge and skills involved in becoming an effective advocate for adult learners and Aboriginal post secondary education. The course will incorporate theory and practical approaches that will address: effective communications; and provincial post-secondary protocol within public institutions and the relevant ministries. In addition the course will also examine partnership building and basic career counseling and ethics in developing a sense of professionalism for Education Coordinators. Participants will also be asked to create a professional development growth plan.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (EDUCATION) Department
  • Prerequisites : INST 102, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT guidelines.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of the uniqueness of the Aboriginal adult learner;

  • demonstrate knowledge and recognition of student motivation;

  • demonstrate an understanding of how to develop a learner career plan;

  • recognize the challenges of communicating across cultures;

  • identify the strategies that build effective communication;

  • identify the role of an advocate in the Aboriginal and provincial public post secondary institutions;

  • demonstrate the ability to develop a professional growth plan;

  • demonstrate an understanding of the current tools and opportunities in career planning, assessment, and funding;

  • critically analyze protocol within the Aboriginal and public post-secondary institutions;

  • develop a personal professional ethics guideline
  • ;
  • identify the type of educational partnerships that would be most appropriate for community now and in the future;

  • select, identify and apply the types of tools an Aboriginal community needs to initiate or develop a partnership; and,

  • select, identify and apply the types of documents an Aboriginal community needs to initiate or develop a partnership.

  • Text and Materials:
  • Raymond J. Wlodkowski. Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults. Current Edition.
  • Jossey Bass.
  • Amundson, Norman E. Active Engagement
    The being and doing of career counselling.
    Current Edition. Ergon Communications.
  • Bailey-Romanko, K. Finding Your Path - A Guide to Career and Education Planning. Current Edition. First Nations Education Steering Committee.
  • First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC). Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education in BC: A Place for Aboriginal Institutes. Current Edition. First Nations Education Steering Committee.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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