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2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ED 650 - Theories & Principles in Adult Education & Training

The basic learning principles, philosophies, and history of adult education and adult learning are examined as is an overview of the major theories of human resource training, human performance development, and continuous improvement training models.

Prerequisites & Notes
This must be the first course taken in the M.S.E.d. Adult Education & Training concentration. Please carefully read the course descriptions and objectives for ED 692 & ED 696 prior to enrolling in ED 650.

This course is open to students in the M.S.E.d. Adult Education & Training concentration only.

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

  1. illustrate an understanding of the evolution of adult education, from the history of adult learning to new trends and approaches,
  2. compare and contrast the major theories in adult education,
  3. integrate research and summarize and critique your assumptions about the connection between emotions and learning
  4. synthesize research on the role of change managers in organizations,
  5. design and assess a plan to implement principles of change theory in the workplace,
  6. evaluate strategies to support transformational learning in the workplace,
  7. illustrate your ability to overcome training challenges in the workplace, and
  8. design and evaluate a mini-program that is learner-centered and aligned with your values and beliefs about adult learning

Credits: 3

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