Foundations of Education Support
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- 13 Jul 2020
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Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Articulate understanding of theories underpinning educational practice in relation to education support and evaluate evidence of your own learning.
- Evaluate and discuss a range of strategies and technologies that will assist in supporting student learning.
- Articulate the ways education support workers communicate and collaborate within a professional team.
- Reflect on the application of skills and knowledge as an education support worker in a professional context.
- Who is an education support worker? - Introductions
- The changing face of education support
- Perceptions of education support
- Educational theories - Behaviourist view of learning
- Social cognitive and constructivist theories
- Motivation, engagement, and learning
- Strategies and technology in education support - Strategic learners
- Strategic learning
- Education support in the classroom
- Assistive technology
- Communication - How we communicate
- Communicating with colleagues, parents/caregivers, and other stakeholders
- Listening – the forgotten aspect of communication
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
Foundations of Education Support introduces concepts and theories that deepen and broaden your understanding of the professional activity undertaken by education support workers in the classroom. It discusses the practical skills required in work contexts and provides opportunities to critically examine the nature of support for student learning and development. You will develop practical skills in reflection and observation by engaging in tutorials, lectures and on-line activities. This engagement in the activities of the subject will assist you in completing your assessment tasks.
- x3 Reflective Journals (25%%)
- Theory Essay (25%%)
- Support Plan (50%%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.