Course Description

Take a comprehensive and systematic look at creating programs for adult learners. Program planning involves the thoughtful integration of many elements and issues to create a successful learning experience. Discover and apply the many parts of program planning in the creation of a work-related program. Sharing your ideas and experiences with your peers will be part of this collaborative learning experience.

Course Details

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

  • Critically reflect on your own philosophy, values and practices related to adult learning
  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of a given approach to adult program planning
  • Identify key program planning issues, opportunities and challenges relevant to your context
  • Plan programs for adult learners by applying theoretical approaches for your context
  • Evaluate the success of existing adult education programs


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

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Mar 30, 2021 to Jun 07, 2021
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $625.00
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Reading List / Textbook

Title: Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide
Edition: 3rd
Authors: Rosemary S. Caffarella, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron, Ronald M. Cervero
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470770375

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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