Monday, 7 September 2015

US CONDUCTOR COURSE

First peep at content of training in Florida

Conductor-training at ADU (Adventist University of Health Sciences) in Orlando, Florida is beginning now:


Those responsible for existing or planned courses of conductor-training around the world will have doubtless already been scrutinising relevant pages on ADU's website. Others involved with Conductive Education, whether as employers, fellow conductors or service-users, may also find it interesting. Judging it ought really now to await seeing a wider sample of what students on this course are being taught, especially through their conductive practice, and the wider context of how theoretical and practical learning are being brought together and unified over the course as a whole.

Library list

Students have access to a strong background in established US special education and habilitation but so far appear protected from the conventional English-language CE literature. Presumably these first library lists will be extended as studies progress:


Content of four first-year lecture courses

Conductive Education
OTCE 310 Introduction to Conductive Education (1)
Course Level: Freshman
This course is designed to introduce students to the model of Conductive Education. The primary focus will be for students to acquire basic understanding of the principals of CE. Course content will include: role of the Conductor, the structure and dynamics of the CE group, rhythmical intention, task series, the daily program, and manual facilitation. Teaching methods will include lecture, online, and classroom experiences which will emphasize critical thinking, adaptation, and observation. The course will also address signs and symptoms of neurological disorders.

OTCE 320 - Childhood Motor Disorders (3)
Course Level: Freshman
This course is designed to introduce the learner to the issues faced by children and family members regarding childhood motor disorders. The course will review basic pathologies of these disorders, common treatment interventions, signs and symptoms, and sociocultural impact. Participants will become familiar with the motor, cognitive, social, emotional, educational, and behavioral manifestations of motor disorders while learning to appreciate the individual presentation of each child.

OTCE 330 - Instructional Strategies (3)
Course Level: Freshman
This course is designed to prepare the learner teaching strategies of the K-12 student. Course focus will address how the instructor prepares to teach. This will include the classroom environment, cultural competence in the classroom, planning and assessing learning, and evaluating child development. An overview of lesson planning, syllabus creation, and teaching philosophies will be covered.

OTCE 340 - Evaluating and Goal Setting in Education (2)
Course Level: Freshman
This course is designed to explore the significance of evaluation and goal setting within the educational context. Some areas to be examined include formative and summative assessment, goal setting that are positive, precise, and manageable; self-efficacy, the role of personal beliefs and motivation.
Tranparency

As yet no academic staff (faculty) are listed.

It is bold of ADU to publish specifics of this course so accessibly, setting a good standard for similar courses in the future.

References

Sutton, A. (2015) Four-year conductor-training in the United States, Conductive World, 16 July










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