Different people learn in different ways and different material requires different instructional methodologies. As well, adult educators have preferences for particular instructional styles. As well, adult educators have preferences for particular instructional styles. In this course, we will look at combining these three factors. We will explore the practical application of experiential learning theory, and discuss the various roles an adult educator can play and the challenges these roles present. An important part of this course will be determining appropriate instructional methods and techniques.
- Module 1: Learning Cycle/Learning Styles
- Module 2: Role of the Trainer/Facilitator
- Module 3: Instructional Methodologies
What You Will Learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- appreciate that different learning styles require different instructional methods
- examine how learning styles fit with the experiential learning cycle
- define the role and challenges of the trainer/facilitator
- identify the strengths and limitations of a variety of instructional methods
- select appropriate instructional methods with a program design
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.To learn more about microcredentials and how they can enhance your learning portfolio, watch this 30-second YouTube video (video opens in a new window).
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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 designing learning programs for adults.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Adult Education : Required
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional and Leadership Studies : Elective Program - Adult Education and Training