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Emerging Issues in Adult Education

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Overview

Adult educators are facing many challenges in their practice. This specialized program is of interest to those currently working as educators/trainers/facilitators. Building on your knowledge of adult education you have the opportunity to discuss with colleagues and your peers the challenges and issues that interest you most. Small "c" counselling skills also referred to as helping skills are explored and practiced. One entire course is devoted to adults with learning disabilities.

These courses are delivered entirely in an online format with a "self-directed learner" or "independent learner" philosophy model. The premise that learners, when given the option and encouragement will want and come to prefer learning involvement where considerable freedom and personal direction is possible. But, it is recognized that self-directed learning is a goal achieved over time and to different degrees. There is an opportunity to submit questions and comments both privately to the facilitator and to a public discussion area. Learners are required to submit assignments and a final project and encouraged to participate fully in discussions. Adequate time is needed for reading, researching, thinking about, discussing and completing assignments for this program. It is suggested that a minimum of six hours per week is allocated for these tasks.


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Curriculum

IAE201
Current Issues in Adult Education
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Prerequisite(s):

BEC910 - Introduction to Adult Education

This course addresses 4 or 5 contemporary educational issues reflecting current thinking and learner concerns. Each topic is explored and discussed by participants, and there is a final project. Participants have an opportunity to suggest some topic choices reflecting issues and trends of interest to them.




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IAE202
Adults With Learning Disabilities
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Prerequisite(s):

BEC910 - Introduction to Adult Education

This course provides insight into the abilities, needs and issues of Adults with Learning Disabilities in an educational or training setting, and society as a whole. You gain general knowledge and awareness of the various exceptionalities with a primary focus on understanding adults with Learning Disabilities. Strategies and skills are explored so that educators/trainers can provide appropriate modifications and accommodations to course content, delivery and evaluation, to ensure that all learners have an opportunity to be successful.




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IAE203
Counselling Adults Learners
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This course focuses on the development of helping skills, which leads to increased effectiveness as a facilitator/teacher trainer. The course is designed to examine both the theoretical and practical aspects of counselling adults. Carkhuff's Model of Helping is examined and the seven basic helping skills reviewed and practiced. Each participant is involved in and the taping of a practice interview.




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Completion

Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Marianne Tang
Part-time Program Assistant
Marianne.Tang@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x22536


Karen Miller
Program Coordinator
Karen.Miller@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x22826