New in 2023! The OHEA is pleased to launch the Professional Practice in Home Economics Course.
This online course is for you if:
You want to become an accredited P.H.Ec. or
You want to pursue professional development to earn a course certificate but not P.H.Ec. designation
The Professional Practice in Home Economics Course, offered by the Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA), is an on-line based course designed to supplement prior educational and workplace training, by teaching information about the profession and practice of Home Economics.
Through a series of sections and interlinking units, this self-paced course enhances: essential competencies in current professional practice, identifies key strategies to act in a professional manner in the profession, and it shares researched-based resources for further knowledge and best practices in professional practice.
This course helps the learner understand the ethical and professional responsibilities of using the title Professional Home Economist (P.H.Ec.), and teaches about the essential facets (foundations) that contribute to the profession and practice of Home Economics.
The course is organized into a series of ten modules based on the foundations of Home Economics (i.e., food, clothing, shelter, family studies, household management, consumerism, sustainability, etc.). This self-study course is designed to be completed at one's own pace to suit ones unique circumstances. It is advised that the ten modules be completed in order. It may be accomplished in a few weeks or over a longer time frame.
Since Home Economics draws from a range of disciplines that work with individuals, families, communities, and beyond, the following sections are designed to give some brief perspectives from these lenses about these disciplines. Depending upon the professional interests and careers of the learner, one or two disciplinary bases or "foundations" may be of more interest than others.
ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING TO BECOME AN ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL HOME ECONOMIST
Course participants are recognized as adult learners who enjoy autonomy and self-directed learning. In acquiring more information and understanding of the profession, the learning process may be more of more value than a numerical grade.
Essentially, there are two ways the course assesses the learners' knowledge:
1.Each module has a self-administered quiz that allows learners to check their own understanding of the course content;
2.At the end of the course, there is a short summative assignment which is a reflection of their own learning on a certain relevant topic to their lives and career. A professional home economist will guide the learner throughout the course and give feedback on the assignment for improvements or inquiry.
* Note, only the reflection assignment is only required at the end of the course if you are taking the course for the purpose of acquiring the accredited designated title of Professional Home Economist (P.H.Ec.). Also note that relevant education and work experience contribute to OHEA's Board of Directors decision of granting an individual this designation. Visit OHEA's website for more information on how to become a P.H.Ec.
For registration and P.H.Ec. designation inquiries, please contact Eileen Stanbury via email: firstname.lastname@example.org