_Putting it Together
Melding Online Theory with Practical Application.
The past has seen this school conducting training programs at both ends of the interactive spectrum: that is, fully attending (face to face) class courses during the 1990s and early 2000s ... and the current fully online program.
Naturally, the class programs were suitable only for Australian students; some traveling great distances to attend. Following several overseas training projects conducted by Ian White, the course material became more suited to online study.
The currently operating course is designed to be conducted completely online, with assistance from videos, MP3 sound files and student/mentor interaction via Skype.
Possibilities of In-Class Final Practical Tuition
("to Group or Not to Group?": That is the question)
The school operates final face-to-face "honing" programs WHERE POSSIBLE. These are in the form of a practicum personally overseen by Ian White, on site, in any country, given viability.
The requirements of these practicums are:
A single person (or perhaps two) in Iceland applies and enrolls in the course, and commences study. On completion, the Practicum work that may be idiomatically referred to as "honing of clinical skills" must be carried out via well-developed video, audio and Skype discussion media. This includes, in the case of the vid and sound files, static presentations and information offering. In the case of Skype communication, this approximates face-to-face personal discussion and practical system assessment.
If, though, SIX people in Iceland participate, then an on-site group practicum is viable. Since it is essential that they complete their studies before the timing of the Practicum, they should ideally start their studies at or around the same time. In some cases, this may also result in the formation of a continuing study group. One member of the six acts as organizer of the practicum, responsible for arrangement of venue and accommodation for the Australian presenter. Practicum takes place at finish of online study, with a four-day intensive group practical.
Full Online Training Program
How it differs
How does it differ? Except for the obvious, it doesn't. While it is obvious that a face-to-face practicum is 'ideal,' this does not deflect from the quality of a 'completely online' program. The school has successfully developed a program whereby ALL matters relating to the delivery of quality clinical work are delivered and discussed using the media mentioned above... (Skype, videos, etc).
Language is exclusively English. A working understanding of English is a requirement.