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Course Description:

This 4-credit advanced-level course provides a thorough treatment of adults as learners, making use of key learning theories, research on adult learning and relevant strategies for understanding adults as learners. This course is appropriate for students who approach Human Development from a learning perspective; who are (or will be) involved with adult learners in academia, communities, or business; and who, as adult learners, wish to reflect on their personal process. The focus of the course is on approaches to adult learning and associated learning strategies. The primary perspectives covered in the course are: Critical Pedagogy; Communities of Learning and Practice; Adult Development; and Systems of Learning. Major theorists from each perspective will be reviewed in some detail. Students will have the opportunity to relate a particular learning environment to one or more theory/perspective of personal interest to them.

Prerequisites: A foundational course in the social sciences and upper level critical thinking skills.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.

Note: this course is open to all students. Center for Distance Learning students taking this course for educational planning credit should obtain mentor/advisor permission. This course can be used towards CDL Educational Planning.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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