The Teaching Excellence: Principles of Adult Learning course provides a practical teaching and learning toolkit for instructors looking to better tailor their courses to meet the needs of adult learners.
Divided into three bite-sized learning modules, this course covers the following topics: Adult Learning Theory, Learning Theory, and Active Learning Strategies. Course modules are packed with engaging videos, real-life, interactive examples, and guided opportunities to apply your learning immediately.
Upon completion of this two-hour course, you will receive a certificate and access to the Teaching Excellence: Principles of Adult Learning eBook, so you can easily apply these concepts on your own.
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Course Content and Outcomes
Module 1: Applying Adult Learning Theory
- Describe the importance of adult learning theory within higher education and training.
- Recall the principles and assumptions of Knowles' theory of Andragogy.
- Identify use of the five principles in the teaching practices of yourself or others.
Module 2: Introducing Learning Theory
- Reflect on the challenges of modern HE learning experiences.
- Distinguish between behaviorist, constructivist, and cognitivist characteristics within teaching scenarios.
- Identify use of the behaviorist, constructivist, and cognitivist in your own teaching practices or those of others.
Module 3: Creating Active Learning Experiences
- Recall the evolution of universities, student engagement, and lecture.
- Recall the key components of active learning pedagogies.
- Identify active learning pedagogies which can be incorporated into existing curriculum.
- Evaluate existing teaching scenario and suggest changes based on knowledge of learning theories and active learning pedagogy.