Description: This course consists of an overview of the field of adult education as a field of study with emphasis given to its philosophy, objectives, historical development, and the nature of adult learners. It also examines adult education as a field of practice with emphasis given to methods, techniques, roles, and competencies. This course stresses active student participation and self-directedness.
Students who have received credit for ADED 200 may not take this course for credit.
Description: This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the scope and nature of adult education programs. Emphasis is placed on existing programs, and institutions and agencies providing them. The course stresses active student participation and self-directedness.
Description: This course examines the unique physiological, psychological, and sociological characteristics of adults, their influence on adult learning and development, and their implications for educational intervention. Attention is given to changes which occur at various stages of the adult life cycle, and particularly to the dimensions which affect the adult’s self-concept and orientation to learning, the motivations, needs, and interests which cause adults to participate in educational activities.
The purpose of this course is to review the state of professionalization of adult education. General skills, knowledge, and attitudes expected of adult educators regardless of the setting in which they work are examined. In addition, according to the participants’ needs and interests, an opportunity is given to explore competencies related to the particular roles of, e.g., administrators, program developers, trainers, leaders, instructors, counsellors, and volunteer workers.
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to how to gain access to and utilize major information sources in adult education. In addition, the course examines research interests and problem areas studied in adult education and related fields, along with current trends and various methods of inquiry used.
Description: Specific topics for this course, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.
Description: This course examines the processes, conditions, and skills involved when adults work in groups. Participants develop a knowledge and understanding of group dynamics and acquire the skills needed for using groups as a means of adult learning. One of the approaches this course takes is to have participants learn about group dynamics by being actively involved in various interactive group situations.
Students who have received credit for this topic under ADED 370 may not take this course for credit.
Description: This course is designed to give adult educators an opportunity to practise and improve their skills in facilitating adult learning. Different models of educational processes and optimal conditions for promoting adult learning are examined; attention is given to case studies, role plays, and simulation methods and techniques, as well as to individualized learning formats.
Students who have received credit for ADED 330 or ADED 331 may not take this course for credit.
Description: The purpose of this course is to assist participants in developing a clear working concept of various models for planning and designing adult learning projects. To facilitate this understanding, the different steps of the process are closely examined and discussed. Participants are given an opportunity to design and conduct a learning activity in the area of subject matter speciality. A systems approach, including methods for evaluating the design of the learning project is emphasized.
Students who have received credit for ADED 340 or ADED 341 or ADED 343 may not take this course for credit.
Description: The purpose of this course is to assist participants in developing a clear working concept of various models for assessing the effectiveness of adult learning projects. The course emphasizes a systematic approach to evaluation, techniques for collecting information and providing feedback to program operation and impact. Participants are given the opportunity to conduct an evaluation of an adult learning project in the area of subject matter speciality.
Students who have received credit for ADED 342 or ADED 343 may not take this course for credit.
Description: These workshops examine a number of topics and problems related to the field of adult education. The issues considered may differ from year to year and are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule. The workshop format is designed to provide adult educators with learning opportunities that are flexibly scheduled or in the form of a one‑week intensive seminar.
Description: It is the role of adult educators (agents of change) to confront issues of diversity and to challenge the forces of racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, and discrimination. By integrating notions of education, and by reflecting on the roles of practitioners, this course develops strategies to resist structural inequality and oppression.
Students who have received credit for this topic under an ADED 498 number may not take this course for credit.
Description: The purpose of this course is to examine the historical development and current state of adult education in Canada, with special reference to Quebec. Various factors which influenced the development of adult education in our society are explored; the focus is on present status, role and structure, and socio‑cultural and philosophical underpinnings of the field.
Description: This seminar is designed to encourage adult educators to reflect upon and question what one is engaged in and why. A selection of conceptual and philosophical issues underlying adult educational practice is critically examined and discussed. Attention is given to the meaning of words, the nature of ideas and values, the implications of assumptions and principles which are deemed specific in the sphere of the education of adults.
Description: The purpose of this seminar is to study and discuss current issues relating to the field and profession of adult education in general, along with more specific and local concerns. Group and individual interests have an important bearing on the design of this course.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: ADED 201; ADED 202. Students must have completed 15 credits in the program prior to enrolling.
The following courses must be completed previously: ADED 201; ADED 202. Students must have completed 15 credits in the program prior to enrolling.
Description: This internship is designed to assist individual students in achieving a synthesis of their own experiential learning in light of acquired knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes through the clarification of personal aims and the philosophy of adult education.
Component(s): Lecture; Practicum/Internship/Work Term
Students will normally enrol in ADED 496 near the end of their program.
Students who have received credit for ADED 495 may not take this course for credit.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have successfully completed ADED 486 prior to enrolling.
Students must have successfully completed ADED 486 prior to enrolling.
Description: This internship is designed to extend the personal aims and philosophy of adult education arrived at in Integrative Internship I, and engage in a special project in an adult education facility where supervision is provided by the host institution.
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