Authentic Inquiry and Assessment

Course Code: ECAS 5005

Academic Year: 2019-2020

This course explores foundational and essential approaches to planning and supporting child/adult with diverse abilities through collaborative pedagogical documentation such as: writing observations, interpretations, strengths, summaries, goals, objectives, strategies, recommendations, and reports. Professional writing, case sharing, resource exploration, and working collaboratively in the development of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating consultative approaches will be explored. This course augments basic knowledge of child development and reinforces an understanding of responsive inclusive practices. Due to the dynamic nature of the resource profession, each student's course of study will reflect the unique nature of the field practicum. Students will be expected to adapt course content in order to reflect an authentic assessment process.