Instructional Strategies In Adult Education And Training – aet520 (3 credits)

This course builds upon the foundation provided in the instructional design course and focuses on development and implementation of instruction that facilitates adult learning. Learners examine and apply models, strategies, and methods for planning and for implementing instruction. Instructional approaches, engagement strategies, and management of the instructional environment are explored.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Critical Thinking and Problem-Based Learning for Adults

  • Examine problem-based learning.
  • Employ components of critical thinking to improve cognitive skills.

Effective Communication and Instructional Techniques

  • Examine information components of an instructional module/training plan.
  • Describe effective communication for facilitators.
  • Analyze the relationship between interpersonal skills and instruction.

Instructional Planning

  • Explain components in the development of an instructional module/training plan.
  • Analyze components in the implementation of an instructional module/training plan.
  • Examine planning and instructional variables.

Engagement of Adult Learners

  • Analyze methods of engaging the adult learner.
  • Describe the essential components of collaborative learning.
  • Describe compelling questioning techniques.

Instructional Approaches

  • Examine the roles of the facilitator and the learner in various instructional approaches.
  • Examine teaching/training concepts.
  • Explain the rationale for selected instructional approaches.
  • Create an audience-appropriate instructional module/training plan.

Management of the Instructional Environment

  • Identify elements of effective course syllabi/instructional agendas.
  • Analyze proactive management strategies.
  • Describe appropriate responses to challenging participant behavior.

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