Course Description

Explore the teaching and learning transaction, from the learner's perspective, by researching and reflecting on both the current literature and your own experiential understanding of how adults learn. Come prepared to learn about yourself as a learner and to develop new sensitivities to the diversity in styles and needs through interaction with your classmates and the instructor.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of how adults learn
  • Recognize the role of experience in adult learning
  • Identify assumptions and elements that influence adults as learners
  • Identify adult learning styles, cycles of learning, strategies and approaches to adult learning
  • Appreciate attitudes and contexts of adult learners 


Students should expect to spend five to seven hours on coursework each week. 


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Apr 07, 2020 to Jun 15, 2020
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $625.00
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Reading List / Textbook

Title: Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice
Edition: 1st
Authors: Merriam and Bierema
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 978-1118130575

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

The title is also available as an ebook through UCalgary library. 

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with Desire2Learn or Adobe Connect are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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