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EL 652 - Adult Learning

Format: Online

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3

Your leadership is enhanced through the ability to apply adult learning theories in your institution or organization. Become a transitional leader who stands out in the reflection of their co-workers, colleagues and staff members; develop and enhance coaching and team building skills based upon adult learning theory and cultural and critical perspectives in this course.

Course Description

This course is designed to study and apply learning theories that engage diverse adult learners in professional and personal development. The main focus is developing coaching and team building skills, creating a learning organization through the use of adult learning theory, establishing staff development and comparing andragogy and pedagogy.

Sample Course Topics

Each week, you will focus on a new centralized topic as it relates to the overall objectives of this course. While weekly topics are subject to change based on course and instructor, sample topics may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Introduction to Adult Learning
  • Self-Directed Learning and Motivation to Learn
  • Transformational Learning and Experiential Learning
  • Traditional and Contemporary Approaches to Adult Learning
  • Cultural and Critical Perspectives
  • Organizational Learning
  • Organizational Growth Through Organizational Learning

Your Learning Objectives

Upon completion of EL 652 you will be able to:

  • Examine and apply strategies for professional development incorporating theories of adult learning.
  • Compare and synthesize andragogical and pedagogical instructional approaches.
  • Define and identify components of a learning organization to promote effectiveness.
  • Determine methods for creating and sustaining a learning organization.
  • Apply coaching, mentoring, and team building practices incorporating adult learning theory.
  • Demonstrate an integration of demographic and cultural understanding into adult learning situations.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

Learn More

For more information about Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Master of Arts in Educational Leadership degree, request more information or call us at (877) 308-9954.