SSTEW Scale - Part 1: Familiarisation
About this course:
This course is designed to support people who wish to use the Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Wellbeing (SSTEW) Scale for their own self-assessment, for audit/inspection and/or for research. It includes discussions of: the research on which it is based, what effective early years pedagogy, including relational and intentional pedagogy, consists of; strategies which support children’s learning; essential elements of child development knowledge which underlie the scale; as well as, discussing the technicalities of becoming familiar with and using the scale. The first part of the course supports familiarisation of and use of the scale, while the second considers reliability in rating. For research and audit purposes, you may wish to gain ‘gold standard’ status. While this course will provide the foundation for this, to achieve ‘gold standard’ you would need a small amount of additional training and assessment (Please contact Birth to Seven Matters).
Please Note: The course and associated materials are for personal and setting/school-based use only.
What we will offer:
This is a two-part course for those who wish to become reliable with the SSTEW scale. It is possible to complete part-one of the course only, this is for people who intend to use it within their own setting for self-development and who do not wish to make any comparisons with anyone else or any other setting.
Part one – this initial familiarisation training is organised into 7 separate parts: 5 modules which are pre-recorded and available online to suit participants. You can complete the modules at times convenient to you and you can revisit them for at least one year after registration. There are also two one-hour live zoom meetings. The first one sits best after you have worked through the first two modules and the second should come at the end of part one of the course. Sessions are run twice each month and you will be invited to join the sessions that suit you best, as part of your course registration. Part one of the course is approximately seven hours in length, including activities you can complete in your own time.
Part two -The second part of the course (looking at reliability) is optional, but recommended if you wish to use SSTEW as an audit tool, make comparisons between settings or align your own setting’s results with the research literature. It consists of one online session and one zoom session and should only be accessed once you feel familiar with the SSTEW scale e.g. you have used it in its entirety on at least three separate occasions. Part two of the course is approximately three hours in length.
The course will be accompanied by a workbook and there will be final certificate for part one and part two of the course.