Foundation Course (FC) Practicum

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The Foundation Course (FC) Practicum gives instructors the tools and techniques for successfully teaching the ACE Foundation Course, and is led by an FC Master Mentor.

FC Practicum begins with a half-day orientation that explains the structure of ACE and gives an in-depth review of the Foundation Course curriculum.

The remainder of the FC Practicum occurs simultaneously with a live Foundation Course. Participants attend the entire Foundation Course, observing and assisting the Master Mentor. Participants may be asked to lead some exercises to better understand how to teach the unique pedagogy. After the students have left for the day, participants meet with the Master Mentor to review the day and seek clarification on teaching techniques.

wordle based on how many times each word appeared when a cohort of FC students each wrote  five words that describe the FC –– May 2013

wordle based on how many times each word appeared when a cohort of FC students each wrote  five words that describe the FC –– May 2013

Who Should Attend

The FC Practicum is required for instructors who would like to teach a Foundation Course.

Prerequisite

Experiential Learning Institute (FELI)

Participate!

The half-day orientation can be attended in person or virtually. The FC Practicum is 8-10 days in duration (in accordance with the length of the Foundation Course, which varies by college), and must be attended in person. To participate in the FC Practicum, you must receive an invitation from ACE or the ACE coordinator at your college.

 

Experiential Learning Institute (FELI) Practicum

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The FELI Practicum gives instructors the tools and techniques for successfully teaching the ACE FELI, and is led by a FELI Master Mentor.

The FELI Practicum begins with a short orientation that gives an overview of the FELI curriculum.

The remainder of the FELI Practicum occurs simultaneously with a live FELI. Participants attend the entire FELI, observing and assisting the Master Mentor. Participants may be asked to lead some exercises to better understand how to teach the unique pedagogy. After the FELI participants have left for the day, Practicum participants meet with the Master Mentor to review the day and seek clarification on facilitation techniques.

Who Should Attend

The FELI Practicum is required for instructors who would like to facilitate a FELI.

Prerequisites

Participate!

The orientation lasts for several hours and is usually held the night before the FELI begins. The FELI Practicum is 5 days in duration (in accordance with the length of the FELI). Both must be attended in person. To participate in the FELI Practicum, you must receive an invitation from ACE.