2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Nov 12, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 8101 - How Adults Learn: Theory and Research


(6 sem. cr.) Adult learning is similar to and different from learning at any other age. In this course, education professionals examine these similarities and differences, focusing on adult learning and developmental theory and the wide range of research that supports it. Education professionals explore adult learning theories, including andragogy and transformation; phase and stage developmental theories; and effects of gender and culture on adult learning. They also have the opportunity to reflect on the relationship of this material to their own experiences. Education professionals complete a variety of written application assignments through which they practice communicating and presenting complex concepts, critique the work of a major theorist, apply adult learning and development theories to educational practice, and construct their own positions on adult learning as scholar-practitioners.



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