Program capacities provide a reflective focus for documenting and self-assessing learning. At frequent intervals throughout the program, participants and their mentors refer to the capacities to assess progress, to set new goals and to create direction for further learning in field studies. At the end of the program, each participant’s comprehensive portfolio includes a synthesis of learning and self-assessment of growth in these capacities, supported by evidence of learning. This program provides opportunities to develop these capacities:
Develop a disposition of inquiry and critical reflection to understand and develop your practice.
Create respectful, supportive and inclusive learning environments.
Investigate educational theories and philosophies to inform your practice.
Consult, collaborate and communicate with others to support student learning.
Address social, moral and ethical issues of inclusive education.
Advocate for students and teachers, develop student self-advocacy and involve parents in educational support for students.
Understand relationships between context, students and learning.