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Course Description

Start with any of the 5 core courses, offered twice a year.
This course is 12 learning hours including the 4.5 hours of live sessions.  It recommended that learners spend approximately 4 hours per week on this course, including the 1.5 hour live session.

 

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.

Course Outline

  • 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

Microcredential

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.Instructional Methods 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).

Notes

For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

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 openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • Those interested in working in the field of adult education (training, facilitation, coaching, mentoring, etc.)
  • Those interested in designing learning programs for adults.

Testimonials

"I feel my instincts have been on par with how I have chosen to approach teaching and interactions, which is very reassuring and reinforces my efforts.  I can have a bigger more reinforced impact by fine-tuning these new skills, which has me excited. I love the concept of the learning cycle and how its laid out. Very great visually and theoretically. The ADDIE concept is a great and concise concept to ensure you have the essential elements for success."
Suzette Sinclair, RN Instructor: Futureworx, Bridgewater, NS
"Thank you for a wonderful course.  I can honestly say while I have enjoyed all five in the Certificate in Adult Learning Fundamentals program, this is my favourite. The content is clear, applicable and immediately useful.  I have really enjoyed the live sessions."
Melissa McKay, Veterinary Assistant Program Director: Maritime Business College

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Instructional Methods
Type
Online - Scheduled
Dates
Jun 02, 2023 to Jun 23, 2023
Type
Online - Scheduled
Days
Thursday
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Jun 08, 2023 to Jun 22, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
12.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
fee non-credit $650.00
Instructors
Section Notes
  • The course will officially open on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm
  • This course includes 3 synchronous facilitated sessions from 7-8:30 pm (1.5 hour sessions). (Atlantic time zone)
  • Click on View Details for exact dates.
  • Sessions will be recorded for those that have time constraints.
Section Title
Instructional Methods
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
Nov 24, 2023 to Dec 15, 2023
Type
Online - Scheduled
Days
Thursday
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Nov 30, 2023 to Dec 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
12.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
fee non-credit $650.00
Instructors
Section Notes
  • The course will officially open on Friday, November 24, 2023.
  • This course includes 3 synchronous facilitated sessions from 7-8:30 pm (1.5 hour sessions).  Click on View Details for exact dates.
  • Sessions will be recorded for those that have time constraints.
Section Title
Instructional Methods
Type
Online - Scheduled
Days
Thursday
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Jun 06, 2024 to Jun 20, 2024
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
Jun 07, 2024 to Jun 28, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
12.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
fee non-credit $650.00
Instructors
Section Notes
  • The course will officially open on Friday, June 7, 2024 at 4:00 pm
  • This course includes 3 synchronous facilitated sessions from 7-8:30 pm (1.5 hour sessions). (Atlantic time zone)
  • Click on View Details for exact dates.
  • Sessions will be recorded for those that have time constraints.
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