Certified in Adult Learning

Categories: Eudcation
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About Course

This course is designed to assist students enrolled in the Adult & Career Education or the Vocational Education program in the College of Education in predicting, understanding, and controlling the fundamental principles of learning and assessment as they apply in adult educational settings.

The focus is on the study and application of psychological principles, theories, and methodologies to issues of teaching and learning for adults.


What Will You Learn?

  • Students will be able to:
  • Names and discuss the major categories of variables that have been studied in educational psychology in an attempt to answer the question "Why do some students learn more than others?" and arrange these in the form of a model of the teaching/ learning process.
  • define learning and compare and contrast the factors that behavioural, cognitive, humanistic, and social cognitive theorists believe influence the learning process, giving specific examples of how these principles could be used in adult learning.
  • compare and contrast the major components and techniques that differentiate instructional methods appropriate for children and youth from those appropriate for adults.

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Course Curriculum

Module 1

  • Introduction (Chapter 1)
  • How can Educational Psychology help?
  • Model of teaching-learning process
  • Becoming A Brilliant Star: Holistic model of human development
  • Objectives of Adult Education
  • Specific knowledge, attitudes, and skills for work and career
  • Become contributing member of society
  • Develop individual, unique potential
  • The Science of Educational Psychology
  • Purpose of science as applied to Educational Psychology
  • Scientific methods applied to Educational Psychology
  • Descriptive
  • Correlational
  • Experimental

Module 2

  • Overview of Adult Learning and Assessment
  • Pedagogy vs. Andragogy
  • Desired outcomes of adult learning
  • How do professionals learn?
  • The Changing Context of Education and the Workplace
  • Industrial to information age to conceptual age
  • The SCANS report and a critique
  • Learning Theories
  • Behavioural theories
  • Classical conditioning
  • Operant conditioning
  • Cognitive
  • Information processing
  • Developmental theories and constructivism
  • Humanistic
  • Affective development
  • Transformational learning
  • Maslow’s theory
  • Social Cognition
  • Modelling and imitation
  • Self-efficacy
  • Self-regulation
  • Assignments

Module 3

  • Self-concept, Self-esteem
  • Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality in the Workplace
  • Moral Character and Ethics
  • Motivation
  • Other learning and teaching issues
  • Additional Measurement and Evaluation Issues
  • Issues of timing and standards
  • Formative vs Summative
  • Criterion-referenced vs Norm-referenced
  • Assignments


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