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Diploma in Alternative Education

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Diploma in Alternative Education

Diploma in Alternative Education course online:  A different pedagogical approach to mainstream pedagogy.

More parents are rejecting mainstream education and its reliance on a teacher led philosophy, in favour of an arguably better one where the learner takes control of his or her own learning. Although many people will be able to gain the education they need in a state run or private school, there will be others who fail to reach their full potential, simply because the system doesn't suit their style of learning.

An example of this is a person who struggled in the school system, left to take up home schooling, passed alternative qualifications to G.C.S.Es and A levels, attained a Degree at university (First Class) and then studied for her Masters. This true educational biography of a young lady from the UK, perfectly illustrates the benefits of alternative education for some children.

However home education is just one aspect of alternative education. A different educational philosophy is also employed by independent schools, with an emphasis on smaller class sizes and a community spirit between students and teachers, rather than the hierarchical one in normal schools. 

And alternative education suits professional development and self education. Often unregulated courses in non-standard subjects such as herpetology or ecotourism, play a big part in helping people into work with specialised knowledge and skills that may not be available through government endorsed qualifications.

For all the reasons above, if you are a parent or an employer, you may sometimes seek a different kind of learning; perhaps one that is more focused on the capacity to be innovative and creative and less focused on learning facts and skills. Or you may require learning that is more based on developing problem-solving skills.

There is a worldwide increase in demand for more flexible forms of delivering alternative or multi-model education. We have designed this course for educators and trainers who want to develop the skills and broader perspective, that will help them meet these new and changing demands. It will help you develop alternative education strategies and alternative educational options, to meet the changing needs of students and employers.



Course Content:

There are 6 modules (600 hours ) as outlined below:

You must successfully complete an assignment for each lesson in each of these modules; and sit and pass a closed book exam at conclusion of each of the six modules.  Exams may be sat anywhere in the world and your tuition fee includes ADL's examination fees.

Learning Goals: Diploma in Alternative Education VGN002

1.  Classroom Delivery Skills BWR006

  • Explain the role of communication between individuals in optimising the benefit of education.
  • Describe and use strategies to improve listening in order to correctly understand what another person is communicating to you.
  • Explain motivation as a factor in the teaching-learning situation and in the cultivation of an inquisitive approach to learning.
  • Select and cultivate motivational factors appropriate to particular classroom situations.
  • Describe practical techniques which can be used by an educator to motivate their students.
  • Describe practical techniques that can be used by an educator for managing their own stress, and also assisting students in stress management.
  • Identify, analyse and devise methods for dealing with conflict in an education setting.
  • Explain how to apply practical techniques to facilitate mediation in conflict situations in an educational setting.

2.  Course Writing BGN107

  • Determine an appropriate basis for developing a course to suit a given need.
  • Write course documentation and materials methodically and with clarity.
  • Explain differences between levels of study, particularly in post secondary education.
  • Write curriculum documentation for a course.
  • Identify and evaluate sources for course materials and support services for a course.
  • To plan and create a variety of course materials to support learning
  • Establish procedures for reviewing and updating established course materials.
  • Compare relative values of formal course endorsement systems.
  • Plan the implementation of a developed course

3.  Delivering Distance Learning Education BGN108

  • Identify differences between various modes of distance education and other forms of education.
  • Determine appropriate methods for communicating with, and motivating action from, new distance education students.
  • Provide effective support services to students undertaking distance education studies.
  • Explain the ways that teachers and students can work together by using effective listening skills, problem solving techniques, empathy and other interactive strategies to maintain effective and meaningful relationships in the learning process.
  • Manage physical and human resources within a distance education program to achieve appropriate benefit for cost expended.
  • Conduct effective assessment of distance education students.
  • Conduct effective administration of distance education students.
  • Improve students? and teachers? ability to communicate effectively in a distance education environment.
  • Provide support for graduates upon or following completion of a distance education course.

4.  Educational Psychology BPS105

  • Identify differences between various modes of distance education and other forms of education.
  • Determine appropriate methods for communicating with, and motivating action from, new distance education students.
  • Provide effective support services to students undertaking distance education studies.
  • Explain the ways that teachers and students can work together by using effective listening skills, problem solving techniques, empathy and other interactive strategies to maintain effective and meaningful relationships in the learning process.
  • Manage physical and human resources within a distance education program to achieve appropriate benefit for cost expended.
  • Conduct effective assessment of distance education students.
  • Conduct effective administration of distance education students.
  • Improve students? and teachers? ability to communicate effectively in a distance education environment.
  • Provide support for graduates upon or following completion of a distance education course.

5.  Developmental Psychology BPS210

  • Explain the nature, scope and impact of developmental problems in children and adolescents.
  • Explain autism, including its diagnosis, and appropriate responses that may be made by family, friends, teachers, carers and practitioners.
  • Explain Asperger’s disorder, including its diagnosis and appropriate responses that may be made by family, friends, teachers, carers and practitioners
  • Explain a range of pervasive developmental disorders, including their diagnosis and appropriate responses that may be made by family, friends, teachers, carers and practitioners
  • Explain a range of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorders, including diagnosis and appropriate responses that may be made by family, friends, teachers, carers and practitioners
  • Explain conduct disorders, including its diagnosis and appropriate responses that may be made by family, friends, teachers, carers and practitioners
  • Explain a range of learning disorders, including their diagnosis and appropriate responses that may be made by family, friends, teachers, carers and practitioners
  • Explain a range of communication disorders, including their diagnosis and appropriate responses that may be made by family, friends, teachers, carers and practitioners
  • Create and present a plan of support for a child with a specific condition.  

6.  Industry Project BIP000

  • The completion of an Industry Project or Work Experience are necessary components to complete in order to satisfy our qualification requirement.

 

Lesson Structure: Diploma in Alternative Education VGN002

1.  Classroom Delivery Skills BWR006

There a 8 lessons:

  1.  Interpersonal Communication in Education
  2.  Listening Skills
  3.  Understanding Motivation
  4.  Motivational Factors
  5.  Applying Motivation to Education
  6. Stress Management
  7. Conflict Management
  8. Mediation and Negotiation

2.  Course Writing BGN107

There are 8 lessons:

  1. Bases for Education
  2. Course Writing Methodologies
  3. Level of Study
  4. Curriculum Documentation
  5. Course Materials
  6. Course Material Creation
  7. Reviewing and Updating Courses
  8. Recognition and Accreditation
  9. Application and Implementation.

3.  Delivering Distance Learning Education BGN108

There are 9 lessons:

  1. Scope and Nature of Distance Education –how it is different
  2. Getting the student started
  3. Supporting Students
  4. Real Time Support
  5. Managing Resources
  6. Assessment
  7. Student Administration
  8. Communication Skills
  9. Supporting Graduates

4.  Educational Psychology BPS105

There are 8 lessons:

  1. Introduction –Development & Learning Theory
  2. Behavioural Learning
  3. formation Processing
  4. Memory Retention & Loss
  5. Individual Needs
  6. onstructivist Learning
  7. Motivation

5.  Developmental Psychology BPS210

There are 10 lessons:

  1. Theoretical Approaches and Key Concepts
  2. Early Childhood – Cognitive & Social Development in the First 6 Years
  3. Middle Childhood – Cognitive, Moral & Social Development in the Primary School Years
  4. Challenges of Middle Childhood
  5. Adolescence – Cognitive, Moral & Social Development
  6. Challenges of Adolescence
  7. Adulthood - Cognitive and Psychosocial Development in Early and Middle Adulthood
  8. Challenges of Adulthood
  9. Late Adulthood - Cognitive and Psychosocial Changes in the Elderly
  10.  Challenges of Late Adulthood

6.  Industry Project BIP000

The completion of an Industry Project or Work Experience are necessary components to complete in order to satisfy our qualification requirement.

There are two options available to you to satisfy this requirement:

Alternative 1.

If you work in the industry that you have been studying; you may submit a reference from your employer, in an effort to satisfy this industry (ie. workplace project) requirement; on the basis of RPL (ie. recognition for prior learning), achieved through your current and past work experience.

The reference must indicate that you have skills and an awareness of your industry, which is sufficient for you to work in a position of responsibility.

Alternative 2.

If you do not work in the relevant industry, you need to undertake a project as follows.

Procedure for a Workplace Project

This project is a major part of the course involving the number of hours relevant to the course (see above). Although the course does not contain mandatory work requirements, work experience is seen as highly desirable.

This project is based on applications in the work place and specifically aims to provide the student with the opportunity to apply and integrate skills and knowledge developed through various areas of formal study.

You will design this project in consultation with your tutor to involve industry based activities in the area of specialised study which you select to follow in the course. The project outcomes may take the form of a written report, folio, visuals or a mixture of forms. If you have relevant, current or past work experience, you will be given exemption from this project if you can provide suitable references from employers that show you have already fulfilled the requirements of this project.

You will be assessed on how well you achieve the goals and outcomes you originally set as part of your negotiations with your tutor. You will present three short progress reports. These progress reports will be taken into account when evaluating the final submission. The tutor must be satisfied that the work that you submit is original.


 

 

 

 

Course Info
Course StartAnytime, Anywhere
Course Hours600
Recognised Issuing BodyTQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.
Course CodeVGN002
Course PrerequisiteNo, start at anytime
Course QualificationLevel 6 Diploma Certificate in Alternative Education
Exam Required?Finalised with an exam/test
UK Course Credits60 Credits
US Course Credit Hours18 Credit Hours
Study SupportYou'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.

                                                                             

 

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