Facilitating Adult Learning

PART OF: Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education

Course description

1.0 required course in the CACE program.

Offered online and face-to-face at UVic.

In this course, we’ll explore the complexity of the teaching/learning process in the education of adults and identify and define the assumptions, values and beliefs that underlie your decisions as a facilitator. We’ll also analyze the application and implications of educational principles in the design, delivery and evaluation of adult learning.

Learning objectives

  • Evaluate and integrate key philosophies, theories and concepts in the development and facilitation of adult learning.
  • Draw on adult learning theory, knowledge of learners' cultures and other theoretical frameworks to set a climate and create an environment conducive to learning.
  • Facilitate and evaluate an adult learning process.
  • Reflect critically on your own practice and facilitate critical reflection in your learners.
  • Exploit the potential learning from experience in facilitating adult learning.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Make appropriate decisions regarding the facilitation of adult learning based on your knowledge of issues related to distributed learning.
  • Describe and adhere to ethical principles in facilitating adult learning.

Prerequisites

None

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