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EDD 511 Adult Learning: Theories, Principles, And Applications

Course Description

This course focuses on adult development and learning theories. Students will identify the stages of adult development and examine the concept of andragogy versus pedagogy. Major theories of adult learning and how they relate to instructional practices will be explored. Intelligence, learning styles, and motivation are discussed in the context of teaching adult learners. Emphasis will be placed on teaching and learning models and strategies and effective practices in distance education.

Topics and Objectives

Adult Development Theories

Adult Learning Theories

The Learning Process

Information Processing

Teaching in a Distance Education Environment

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