Adult Learning and Development

Code: EDCA400
Apply this course towards: Adult and Continuing Education, Designing Learning for a Changing Workplace

Course description

1.0 required course in the CACE program.

Offered online and face-to-face at UVic.

The content of this course reflects the large body of knowledge in the area of lifespan development. We’ll examine adult development, learning and change, and relate these areas to andragogy.

Emphasis is placed on the importance of both contextual factors and individual differences when examining the process of learning in adults.

Learning objectives

  • Help you understand, examine and revise your beliefs about adult learning.
  • Provide you with current information on the basic issues, concepts, ideas and theories relevant to adult learning and development.
  • Assist you in developing your thoughts and reflections on adult learning and development.
  • Encourage you to go beyond the basic content by conducting additional literature research or developing and executing a self-directed learning project. 



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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course may require the use of education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies and the instructor to use other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).