ED 308 - Adult Learning
This course will help you look at adult learning in a very comprehensive way, spotlighting the context in which it takes place, who the participants are, what they learn and why, the nature of the learning process itself, new approaches to adult learning, the development of theory in adult learning, and other issues relevant to understanding adult learning.
Assignments: Varied Throughout the Term
Interactivity: Discussion Forums
Final Assessment: Final Paper
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Formulate a profile of today’s adult learner.
- Differentiate between adult learning and childhood learning.
- Evaluate the implications of teaching style and learning preferences on adult learning.
- Assess newer approaches to adult learning.
- Discriminate between the main theories and educational philosophical viewpoints of adult learning.
- Examine the main assumptions about development throughout adulthood.
- Analyze the meaning of lifelong learning and its implications for adult learners.
- Synthesize your learning from this course with your own adult experiences and contribute to others’ learning experiences.
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