Program Description

Faculty of Education

Program Description

The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the following five core adult education courses with a minimum overall average of 60 per cent.

ADED 4F31 - Foundations of Adult Education

This course introduces and examines the theories, practices and contexts of adult education in order to explore the past and current foundations of adult education. Opportunities to make connections to the varied contexts of adult education and training, both nationally and globally, will be provided through the use of constructed dialogue, experiential activities, learning objects, and critical analysis and reflection.
Facilitated seminar six hours per week.

ADED 4F32 - Facilitation of Adult Learning Pedagogies

The focus of this course is the selection, application and evaluation of a wide array of facilitation methods that are congruent with both a learning-centred philosophy of practice and the organizational context in which adult learning occurs.
Facilitated seminar six hours per week.

ADED 4F33 - Curriculum Design for Adult Learners

This course investigates the design and evaluation of curriculum, including the pedagogy, educational practices, and application to a unit of content. Learners will select, apply, and validate a curriculum development model that is congruent both with their personal philosophy of teaching and their organizational context and design a minimum of 30 hours of curriculum on a subject area of their choice. Throughout the development of their curriculum, learners will apply relevant adult education theories and practices drawn from traditional and current design models and take into consideration learner needs and characteristics as well as the organizational milieu for which they are designing learning.
Facilitated seminar six hours per week.

ADED 4F34 - Work and Learning in Organizations

This course focuses on the investigation of work and learning communities by providing an overview to the field of organizational learning. Areas explored include leadership, power, conflict, change, diversity, organizational culture, barriers and motivators to organizational learning, and the role of the adult educator within an organizational context.
Facilitated seminar six hours per week.

ADED 4F35 - Research and Critical Reflection in Adult Education

This course focuses on synthesizing learners’ key insights related to their learning within the program’s core courses. As well, learners will conduct an examination of contemporary issues in adult education and undertake a modified applied academic research project.
Facilitated seminar six hours per week.  



Social media for researchers workshop
January 27, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SSHRC Insight Development Grant Writing Workshops
January 11, 2016 - 9:00am - January 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
PhD in Education Portfolio Defence - Owen Webb
January 7, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm