Participating in the Cooperative Education Part 1 course, teachers begin critically exploring and enhancing professional practices, critical pedagogies, knowledge and skills related to cooperative education. Highlights include:
- exploring the creation of positive, equitable, accepting and safe learning environments in school and out-of-school placements in the community
- exploring ways to connect student’s authentic experiences and related courses to the Cooperative Education experience
- critically exploring and planning learning opportunities and programs that support individual educational pathways and goals (for example, Individual Pathways Plan [IPP])
- critically exploring how students’ lived experiences, development, strengths, inquiries, interests and needs can inform program planning, development and implementation
Many more concepts, skills and pathways are covered in the full course.