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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:

  • Identify characteristics of and assumptions about adult learners
  • Differentiate foundational theories of adult learning
  • Discover the role of experience and culture in adult learning
  • Identify styles of and approaches to adult learning
  • Examine diverse contexts of adult learning
  • Apply reflective thought to connect theory to practice

 

Topics of instruction:

  • Theories and Styles of Adult Learning
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Motivation in Adult Learning
  • Transformative Learning
  • Experiential Learning
  • Holistic (Body and Spirit) Learning
  • Cognitive Learning
  • Culture and Contexts of Adult Learning
  • Critical Perspectives of Adult Learning

Notes

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

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Type
Online
Dates
Feb 02, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $625.00
Potential Price Adjustments
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.

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 online learning 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.

Type
Online
Dates
Mar 23, 2021 to May 31, 2021
Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $625.00
Potential Price Adjustments
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.

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 online learning 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.

Type
Online
Dates
Jul 06, 2021 to Aug 16, 2021
Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $625.00
Potential Price Adjustments
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.

Section Notes

Due to the condensed nature of this course, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with course materials well before your first class.

This course has an optional live orientation session via Zoom on July 6 (time TBA).

Readings, group work and assignments will be required throughout the course duration and a final assignment may be due after the course has ended. Students should expect to spend 8-10 hours on course work each week.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline, materials, and information about course readings and other pre-work in D2L one week prior to the course start date. D2L may also be used for tests/quizzes and assignment submissions. Unlike correspondence or self-paced courses, your participation is required throughout your online course. Logging in daily is recommended. For more information about D2L, Zoom, or IT support, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning 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.

Type
Online
Dates
Sep 09, 2021 to Nov 17, 2021
Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $625.00
Potential Price Adjustments
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.

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 online learning 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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