This course provides an introduction to adult learning by providing foundational experience with both the theory and practice of adult education. Included is an overview of adult learning theory, an introduction to curriculum design, and issues that relate to creating and facilitating a positive learning environment. This course is required as the first course in the Adult Education Program.
This course applies adult learning principles to the planning and design of curriculum. The curriculum includes an overview of the planning, implementation and evaluation aspects of design with an emphasis on planning. The design framework includes needs assessment, determining learning outcomes, content analysis, sequencing instruction and developing instructional and evaluation strategies.
This course applies adult learning principles to instructional strategies. The curriculum includes a historical overview of instructional strategies, trends for the future, and traditional and contemporary instructional methods. Instructional methods to be discussed include: transmission learning, invitational learning, cooperative learning and team learning. The learner also participates in an instructional tool kit night, where tools of the trade are shared.