Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
ED 216
Course Title:
Practicum: Seminar
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Course Description

Discuss practicum experiences, problems and successes. Concurrent enrollment in a practicum is required. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students will:

  • Explore various practicum site available.
  • Relate current teaching techniques used in their practicum.
  • Relate current behavior management techniques used in their practicum
  • Relate problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Relate interpersonal skills used in their practicums.
  • Explore learning styles.
  • Explore individualized instruction theory.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students' progress will be evaluated and criteria for assigning a course grade by the following tools: assignments, small group
problem solving and discussion, participation and attendance.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will:

  • Identify and describe various practicum opportunities.
  • Identify working situations that are best for themselves.
  • Demonstrate current teaching and behavior management techniques.
  • Use problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Practice using interpersonal skills.
  • Identify and methods of dealing with different learning styles.
  • Identify techniques in individual instruction

In addition the students will demonstrate
Communication: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to communicate effectively by determining the purpose of communication; analyzing audience and context to sue appropriate language and modality; and by responding to feedback to achieve clarity, coherence, and effectiveness.
Community and environmental responsibility: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to apply scientific, cultural, and political perspectives in understanding the natural and social world and in addressing the consequences of human activity both globally and locally, demonstrating an understanding of social change and social action.
Critical thinking and problem solving: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to think critically and creatively to solve problems, understanding and using various methods of reasoning and evaluating information and it sources.
Culture Awareness: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the varieties of human cultures, perspectives, and forms of expressions as well as their own culture's complexities.
Professional competence: Graduates of Portland Community College should demonstrate mastery in a discipline of profession at a level appropriate to program and transfer requirements through the application of concepts, skills, processes, and technology in the performance of authentic tasks that enhance community involvement and employability.
Self-reflection: Graduates of Portland Community College should be self-appraising in applying the knowledge and skills they have learned, examining and evaluating personal beliefs and comparing them with the beliefs of others.