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.
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.
This course may be available online. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the Internet. All assignments and course activities are submitted electronically to the course instructor.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
Full refund is provided up to the course registration deadline. Students in online courses who withdraw up to six calendar days after course start may receive a refund less a $50 administrative fee, and no refund seven or more calendar days after the course start date. For workshops and summer core courses, students who withdraw after the registration deadline will receive no refund.