HRD 480 - Learning in Adulthood :: Weekly Schedule

Weekly Schedule

Part 1 - Foundations

Week

Date

Topics

Class

Readings due

1

8/28

Introduction to Adult Learning

Course materials
Participants

 

8/31

Definitions and significance of adult learning

M&C 1

2

9/4

Understanding Learning

Key Cognitive Descriptions of Learning
Assignment 1: Learning Biography Due

M&C 9

9/6

Memory Cognition and the Brain

M&C 7

3

9/11

Creation of Teaching Materials

Instructional Design

TBA

9/13

Quiz on Cognition and ID

 

4

9/18

Foundational Concepts in Adult Learning

Andragogy and Beyond

M&C 12

9/20

Self-Directed Learning

M&C 13

5

9/25

Reports

Assignment 2 due: Reports of Leaner Profiles
Team formation and program planning for Assignment 3

 

9/27

Part 2 – Modifying Concepts

Assignment 3: Team-led discussions
The following schedule is a suggestion and will be subject to team signups. A final schedule will be distributed on September 27

Week

Date

Topics

Class

Readings due

6

10/2

ID Review

Learner Analysis

 

10/4

Design of Instruction

 

7

10/9

Evaluation Review

Formative, Summative and Kirkpatrick

 

10/11

Practice

 

8

10/16

First half review

Prepare for Midterm

 

10/18

 

Midterm Exam

 

9

10/23

Affective domain

9AM – Group Discussion
11AM – HR Divas

Brookfield & TBA

10/25

Learning for transformation

9AM – BAM!
11AM – The Transformers

M&C 14

10

10/30

Cultural Contexts

9AM – Different Strokes
11AM – United Nations

M&C 15

11/1

The Aging Learner

Intelligence and Aging

M&C 5 and 8
M&C 5

Week

Date

Topics

Class

Readings due

11

11/6

Motivation

9AM – Go-Getters
11AM – The Blue Ducks

TBA

11/8

Creativity

9AM – Discussion
11AM – Oh, Snap!

M&C 10

12

11/13

The Learning Organization

9AM – The Sammich Organization
11AM – Discussion

TBA

11/15

Participation

Integrating the adult in learning

M&C 3, 4

13

11/20

Ethical Issues

Ethics
Assignment 3 Papers Due

M&C Chapt 16

11/22

No Class – Thanksgiving Break

Part 3 – Practice from Theory

14

11/27

Theory and Practice in Adult Learning

Applications

M&C Chapt 17

11/29

Tying the course together

Critiquing Foundations

M&C 12, 13 (review)

15

12/4

Presenting developed adult learning designs

Assignment 4 – Final Reports

 

12/6

16

12/11

8:00 – 10:00

Final Exam

 

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