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Assessment and Attendance

The Yoga-Yoga TTC is a non-graded course.  The emphasis is on competence to teach Yoga in terms of a trainee teacher’s ability to: -

 

  • Create an appropriate environment for teaching Yoga
  • Provide clear, comprehensive and correct instruction
  • Use effective language that encourages and inspires students
  • Be fully aware of health and safety considerations and demonstrate their ability to adapt for individual needs

The approach is of continual assessment both formally and informally. This is in the form of

  • Written worksheets (question and answer format) for the anatomy and physiology modules, history and philosophy modules and some specific assignments for example “teaching meditation in a Yoga class would you include it and how would you go about it” (min 250 words)  - formal
  • Written assignments about particular topics and aspects of teaching for example “consider what encouraging language you could use with a beginner for more difficult asanas/practices” - formal
  • Students own written reflections on their own practice and experiences during the course- informal
  • Class observations- one formal written to be submitted and others which will be informal and for reflection and learning
  • Practice teaching in partners, groups and teaching friends and family – informal
  • Two reports will be written during the course where students will be asked to provide information about their progress on the course during designated periods. –formal

There will be an examination of student's knowledge and ability to teach at the end of the course as well as two teaching practices to the TTC group and a final class assessment (90 minutes) mixed ability class, outside of the teacher training environment. The final class assessment will take place after the last course day but before the graduation date.

All written assignments will be either 'pass or refer'. If a piece of work is referred, it will be resubmitted when the necessary amendments have been made. Tutor/s will support and advise you through this process. Where an assignment has been set in the form of an essay then detailed feedback will be given.

As well as completing assignments, students are observed in teaching practice in groups, in partner work and individually. This serves to enhance student's knowledge and develop the skills needed to be a good teacher. Some of the teaching practices are informally assessed, but where it is a formal teaching practice observation, students will receive a 'pass or refer' and plenty of feedback. If referred, a student can be re-observed, this may incur further cost and your tutor will support and advise you.

Students will evaluate their own practice and progress through their own reflective self-assessment and through the feedback of peers and are required to keep a reflective diary showing learning progress. This will help when compiling their formal reports to the course director

Attendance
Students are expected to attend all course days and only be absent for good reason. Except where Special Considerations are in evidence, students are required to register 85% attendance. If a course day is missed, it is student's responsibility to make up the content. This may be done in a variety of ways and your tutor will advise you on what is most appropriate in the circumstances. You are also required to continue your regular Yoga class attendance and to keep a record of this signed by the teacher. Your teacher will also be asked to comment – formal written format, on your progress during the course, so please do inform your regular teacher of your decision to join the course, their support will be important to you. Students who do not reach the required attendance will not graduate until they have made up the time/practice and assignments and this my incur additional costs

Other requirements
Students will be expected to hold a First Aid certificate (usually renewable every three years) prior to setting up their own classes on completing the course. Your tutor will advise suitable courses for attendance near the conclusion of the course.



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