History and development of adult and continuing education in the United States: component parts of the field; issues, theory, and research; program planning for adults; professionalization of the field.
The purpose of this introductory course is to provide an overview to the field of adult education in the United States. Students will develop an understanding of the personal and social changes that bring adult learners to adult education environments, and the different forms and purposes of those educational environments. In addition, they will identify the major theories and principles of adult development and learning, and effective instructional strategies for adults. Finally, students will define and document their own development and experiences as learners.
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