aet510 | Graduate

Critical Issues And Trends In Adult Education And Training

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This course explores trends, issues, and innovative programs in adult education and training. It focuses on the demographics of adult learners and on the implications of diversity for instruction. Learners examine political, cultural, social, and ethical issues that impact adult education and training. The course also examines these issues within an historical context.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Adult Education and Training as a Growth Industry

    • Examine the redefinition and implications of work environments, workplace productivity, personal well-being, and retirement on adult learning.
    • Analyze the lack of standardization in adult education and training.
    • Describe enrollment trends in various adult education and training settings.

    Globalization of Adult Education and Training

    • Describe the impact of globalization on adult education and training.
    • Analyze the roles of educators and trainers in preparing learners to participate in a global world.
    • Analyze instructional implications of globalization.
    • Compare and contrast adult education and training opportunities in the United States with those of other countries.

    Social Responsibility and Ethical Issues in Adult Education and Training

    • Analyze ethical issues related to adult education and training.
    • Describe issues of social responsibility related to adult education and training.
    • Analyze inequities impacting adult education and training.

    Adult Learners in a Contemporary Society

    • Examine demographic trends and the impact of diversity on adult learners.
    • Explore the implications of social change on adult learning opportunities.

    Public Policy and Economic Influences on Adult Education and Training

    • Analyze the impact of public policy on adult education and training.
    • Describe economic factors in adult education and training.

    Innovative Programs in Adult Education and Training

    • Analyze innovative programs in adult education and training and how they reflect the theory of andragogy.
    • Describe the challenges of innovative programs in adult education and training.
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