Adult learners represent a wide range of diverse backgrounds, ages, lifestyles, races, abilities, religions, etc. Adapting the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively facilitate inclusion in adult education settings is becoming a required skill for all adult educators. Educators are being asked to re-examine our own assumptions--about our learners, our course content, our learning settings, and even ourselves. Our collective ability to respond to, and be enriched by, these challenges will determine the success of our adult education practice.
- Module 1: Raising Awareness about Diversity and Inclusion; EDI in Adult Education and the Educator's Role
- Module 2: Insights into Prejudice, Discrimination and Stereotyping; Inclusive Communication
- Module 3: Resolving Classroom Conflicts; Applying Inclusive Practice, Knowledge Transfer
What You Will Learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- evaluate attitudes, values and beliefs with respect to diversity and inclusion
- discover what you really know and the source of that knowledge
- define terms related to diversity and inclusion
- identify ways to integrate diversity into your adult education practice
- resolve diversity conflicts
- exchange ideas and methods for an inclusive classroom
This course provides learners with the opportunity to earn a microcredential. A microcredential is evidence of a skill or competency that is employment related. Dalhousie microcredentials are developed in collaboration with employers, industries, and/or organizations that relate to the content. A microcredential can be displayed on social media pages, digital resumes, personal webpages, and in email signatures. To earn the microcredential in this course, learners will need to successfully complete a competency-based assessment.
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The Faculty of Open Learning and Career Development recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact email@example.com.
- Those interested in working in the field of adult education (training, facilitation, coaching, mentoring, etc.)
- Those interested in fostering inclusion in diverse learning experiences for adults.
Crystal Taylor is a wonderful facilitator that emits an inner light of calmness, inclusion and knowledge. Her beauty of passion and respect for all, is visible through her persona. This course provided immense knowledge and learning in regard to diversity and inclusion. It is highly recommended.
Roxanna Johnson, FutureWorx
To see how our Certificate in Adult Learning Fundamentals can benefit you, please read this article - Life-Changing Learning Experiences.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Adult Learning Fundamentals : Required Courses
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional and Leadership Studies : Elective Program - Adult Education and Training