aet505 | Graduate

Foundations Of Adult Education And Training

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This course focuses on the principles of adult learning and andragogical theory. It addresses the history of adult learning, the characteristics of adult learners, key adult learning theories, and learning processes and styles. Additionally, the course investigates factors that influence adult education and training environments such as motivation, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

This graduate-level course is 6 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

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    Adult Development and Learning

    • Explore cognitive development in adulthood.
    • Examine the notion of intelligence in reference to adult learners.
    • Examine the biological and psychological development of adult learners.
    • Analyze the influences of sociocultural and integrative perspectives on development.

    Learning Process

    • Explain memory and cognition.
    • Analyze the adult learning process and experience.
    • Examine key theories of learning.

    Learning Transactions with Adults

    • Identify characteristics of adult learners.
    • Analyze the impact of learning styles on adult learning.
    • Examine ways to utilize andragogical techniques.
    • Compare and contrast traditional and non-traditional instructional models.

    History of Adult Learning

    • Explain the impact of federal mandates on adult education and training.
    • Explore the history of adult learning.
    • Compare and contrast andragogy and pedagogy.
    • Examine adult learning in a contemporary society.

    Adult Learning Environment

    • Describe the characteristics of formal and informal adult education and training settings.
    • Apply ethics to adult learning environments.
    • Explore the application of critical thinking in the adult learning environment.
    • Examine the motivation of adults in the learning environment.
    • Describe the most common challenges in an education or in a training environment.

    Purposes and Principles of Adult Education and Training

    • Analyze the purposes of adult education and training.
    • Examine the fundamental principles of adult learning.
    • Identify the providers of adult education and training.
    • Explore subject-matter categories of adult learning.
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