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2019-2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ED 540 - Adult Education and Self-Directed Learning

Examines the major theories of adult learning and their philosophical traditions through a broad overview of both theory and practice. Investigates various facilitation methods of adult learning processes including andragogy, self-directed learning, transformative learning, and dialogue. Students will have the opportunity to practice adult self-directed learning as well as explore and reflect upon it.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 4 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Adopt a personal philosophy of adult leaning. 
  • Differentiate the three main theories of adult learning. 
  • Demonstrate two models of facilitating self-directed learning. 
  • Facilitate two methods of transformational learning. 
  • Distinguish between dialogue, questioning, and discussion in adult education settings. 
  • Create an adult learning lesson using three theories of adult learning. 
  • Critically reflect on your learning from this course.

Credits: 3

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