1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE PRACTICUM
2. COURSE CODE ABA 4343
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF DR. SITI NUBAILAH MOHD YUSOF
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME This course is developed as an exposure to students to familiar with the real working environment of counselor. Throughout the practicum student practice effective interpersonal and leadership skills to create professional relationship with trained counselor.  The opportunities to collaborative in teamwork with counselor to carry out need analysis for counseling program.  Students develop self-confidence and self-efficacy by practicing critical reflection toward their own practice to become professional counselor.
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 7 & Year 4
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT)

 

 

Face to face:

L T P O
157

L=lecture ; T=Tutorial; P=Practical; O=Others (Exam)

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

 

3+157=160
7. CREDIT VALUE 120/40= 3 (3 credit)
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES
  1. To familiarize and provide students real working environment at work place
  2. To provide preliminary experience of doing need analysis  to produce proposal collaboratively with trained counselor
  3. To practice in writing project proposal of counseling activity base on need analysis
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Able to communicate  effectively to convey idea regarding a role   as beginning counseling ( LO2- CS4)
  2. Able to work in team professionally to produce proposal based on need analysis and collaborative work (LO4-TS5)
  3. Able to demonstrate leadership skills professionally to present ideas for continues development in counseling skills (L09 –LS6)
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Student should be able to develop a good understanding of the counselor role and responsibility at work place.  The critical reflective journal report in subject technique and process counseling, individual counseling and group counseling will be transferred into real life situation of counselor.  Those experiences will allow students to integrate theories into practice and thus enhance positive attitude toward counseling profession.
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of work shop individual observation and hand-on experience  cooperate and collaborate with trained counselor to carry our need analysis.  Students need to apply effective leadership and negotiation skills    to achieve the objective of the pre-practicum to prepare report and  oral presentation of proposal.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
13. SYNOPSIS The aim of this pre-practicum is to provide exposure for students before practicum and trained them for   working experience.  The students   are required to observe the needs of counseling   service and   prepare   proposal for counseling program and   also to identify   the responsibility of the counseling.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lectures and tutorial (SCL)
15. Assessment methods and types
Component %
Continous Assessment

  • Individual assignment-Report
  • Critical reflective journal in professional  portfolio
  • Individual Presentation of proposal

 

 

30

 

30

 

40

 

 

 

Total 100
16. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic

 

Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY TOTAL SLT
Lecture Tutorial Practical/SCL Assignment Library search Self-study
INPUT 1: Workshop on pre-practicum• Professional Portfolio• Refection journal 12 12
INPUT 2: Workshop on pre-practicum                                              • Effective mentoring for beginning counselor

• Concept of observation and supervisor

14 14
INPUT 3: The role of counseling student during pre-practicum
• Observation
19 19
INPUT 4

Experiential learning
• Writing reflective journal

19 19
INPUT 5:  Working as a team
• Learning by doing
• Professional consultation for strategic planning  to carry out need analysis
19 19
INPUT 6:  Preparing Proposal for counseling program
• Need analysis for counseling program
• Preparing proposal
19 19
INPUT 7

• Presentation
• Writing reflective journal
• Writing proposal

19 19
INPUT 8:  Report
• Writing report
19 19
INPUT 9:  Report  • Summarize journal reflection
• Presentation
20 20
Total 160 160
17 References Main references supporting the course

  1. Brain, B 2002.  The internship practicum and field placement   handbook.  N.Jersey:  Practice Hall
  2. Cottone, R.R & Tarvydas.V.M  2003.  Ethnic and professional   issues in counseling.  2nd ed.  New Jersey:  Prentice Hall,   Inc.
  3. Parsloe, E & Wray, M 2001.  Coaching and Mentoring:  Practical methods to improve learning
  4. Wheeler, S & King, D.  2006 Upervising Counsellors:  Inssu of responsibility.  London.  Sage Publications
  5. Lowton B, & Felthman 2005.  Taking supervision forward:  Enquiries and trends in counselling and psychotherapy.  London.  Sage Publications
  6. Otman Mohamed & Maznah Baba. 2008.Penyeliaan Praktikum.  Sedang. Penerbitann UPM.

 

Mapping of the course/module to the Programme Learning Outcomes

TOPIC Contact hours (week) Lesson Learning Outcome PLO KI Teaching & Learning Activities Assessment Tasks
INPUT 1: Workshop on pre-practicum

  • Professional Portfolio
  • Critical refection journal

2

(WK1)

  1. Be able to explain the purpose of professional portfolio for practicum
  2. Be able to apply critical reflective thinking for journal writing
LO2

 

LO3

CS3

 

TS3,

Each student will describe and explain the concept professional portfolio for practicum

Group discussion activity

Lecturer comments on the ideas and points given and provides advice for further reading.
INPUT 2:

  • Concept of observation and supervisor
  • Effective mentoring for beginning counselor

2

(WK2- WK3)

  1. Be able to learn through observation
  2. Be able to acquire effective mentoring from trained counselor
 

LO4

 

LO5

 

LO4

 

CS2

TS3,

LS4

EM1

Student apply  effective mentee skill to acquire guidance from trained counselor Peer and counselor comments on the points given and provides advice for improvement.
INPUT 3: The role of counseling student during pre-practicum

  • Observation

2

(WK4-WK7)

  1. Be able to explain in critically in form of reflective journal in professional portfolio
LO5

 

LO5

CTPS2

TS3,

LS4

Searching for evidence to support reflection

Group discussion activity

Peer and counselor comments on the points given and provides advice for improvement.
INPUT 4: Experiential learning

  • Writing reflective journal

2

(WK8)

  1. Be able to identify issue face by the counselor at work place
LO3

 

LO4

TS3,

LS4

KK1

Student identify issues to  support critical reflection

Group discussion activity

Peer and counselor comments on the points given and provides advice for improvement.
INPUT 5:  Working as a team

  • Learning by doing
  • Professional consultation for strategic planning  to carry out need analysis

2

(WK9)

  1. Be able to work in team professionally to produce need analysis
LO5

 

TS5

 

Student   discussion in group to analyze need analysis Peer and counselor comments on the points given and provides advice for improvement.
INPUT 6:  Preparing proposal for counseling program

  • Need analysis for counseling program
  • Preparing proposal

6

(WK10-WK11)

  1. Able to produce proposal based on  need analysis
LO9 LS5 Student  demonstrate leadership skill Student   produce draft  proposal for counselor to give feedback Peer and counselor comments on the points given and provides advice for improvement.
 INPUT 7: Presentation written report

  • Writing reflective journal
  • Writing Report

2

(WK11-WK12)

  1.  Able to synthesis experience into writing critical reflective journal
LO6 CTPS2 Student able to write critical reflective journal Peer and lecturer  feedback  on reflective journal provides advice for improvement.
INPUT 8:  Oral report presentation

  • Writing report

3

(WK12-WK14)

  1. Able to evaluate own experience into writing reflective journal and  report
  2. Able to apply critical reflection
LO6 CTPS2 Student   write critical reflective journal Peer and lecturer feedback on reflective journal report and provides advice for improvement.
INPUT 9:  Report

  • Summarize journal reflection
  • Presentation
LO5 TS3,

LS6

Student   present written and oral report

Of pre-practicum and proposal

Peer and lecturer evaluation on reflective journal report and provides advice for improvement.