Asset (Strength) Based Pedagogies for Quality Holistic Learning

This open, self-paced course, Asset (Strength) Based Pedagogies for Quality Holistic Learning, was designed by teachers for teachers, especially those working with refugee and vulnerable learners around the world.

CPL Course

Free

3-5 hours

*This is a CPL course. To take the course, you will be required to create an account on learning.careyinistute.org once you click “Enroll.”

This open, self-paced course, Asset (Strength) Based Pedagogies for Quality Holistic Learning, was designed by teachers for teachers, especially those working with refugee and vulnerable learners around the world. It is intended to provide an overview of key terminology, concepts, and practices related to asset (or strength) based pedagogies.

Educators who complete this short online course will:

  • gain a working understanding of what asset-based pedagogies are and why they are important
  • be able to identify ways in which asset-based pedagogies can be applied in the classroom
  • examine how to apply asset-based pedagogies in the context of their own work

It will take 3-4 hours, on average, to complete this course. A certificate of participation will be issued upon successful completion. Thank you for your interest and for your commitment to your professional learning and to teaching!

A handbook for use offline is currently being developed, as a parallel tool for learning about asset-based pedagogies. Please contact [email protected] to discuss piloting of this additional material.


This course is part of the Quality Holistic Learning (QHL) Project. Learn more about the project here. Your participation in this activity is an important part of our process of ensuring that all QHL resources created by teachers for teachers directly speak to the professional learning interests and needs of educators working with displaced, migrant, refugee, and other vulnerable and/or marginalized learners globally. We are grateful for your interest and enrollment in this course. We, also, value your participation and your feedback as you move through the course. Thank you in advance for participating in course surveys to help us improve these courses. All QHL resources will be available as Open Education Resources (OERs) in 2022.

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