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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

Topics of Instruction:

  • Using the Interactive Model of Program Planning
  • Foundational knowledge and skills required for program planning
  • Understanding and describing the context
  • Building relationships and the people work of program planning 
  • Identifying program ideas and conducting needs assessments
  • Developing program goals and objectives
  • Creating instructional plans
  • Supporting the transfer of learning
  • Evaluating programs
  • Making decisions about location, scheduling, staff and the other details in planning a program
  • How the budget and marketing impact program planning
  • Creating an actual program plan for a real or theoretical program

Notes

Students should expect to spend five to seven hours on course work each week. 
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Type
Online
Dates
Jan 31, 2023 to Apr 11, 2023
Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $625.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Planning Programs for Adult Learners
Edition: 4th (2021)
Authors: Ratcliff Daffron, S. and Caffarella, R
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781119577409

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.

Please note there are mandatory live sessions included in this course. Dates and times TBD

To fully participate in the live sessions you will need to have access to a reliable headset with microphone and a webcam. 

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 unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online 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
Apr 25, 2023 to Jul 03, 2023
Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $625.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Planning Programs for Adult Learners
Edition: 4th (2021)
Authors: Ratcliff Daffron, S. and Caffarella, R
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781119577409

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.

Please note there are mandatory live sessions included in this course. Dates and times TBD

To fully participate in the live sessions you will need to have access to a reliable headset with microphone and a webcam. 

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 unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online 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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