2015-2016 Undergraduate Calendar

Education - Adult Education  
Director Sharon Abbey Administrative Director Sandra Plavinskis Global Initiatives Co-ordinator Kathy Rose Academic Advisers Felicity Harrison Stella Han Educational Technologist Nicholas Contant Director, Co-operative Programs TBD Director, ESL Services Norma MacSween  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Laurie Jackson 905-688-5550, extension 5547 Welch Hall 177 adult.ed.brocku.ca The Centre for Adult Education and Community Outreach offers a Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Adult Education as well as a Co-op option and a Certificate in Adult Education. The programs are designed to enhance the abilities of individuals working with, or aspiring to work with, adult populations in a variety of educational/training contexts, as well as those interested in self-study as adult learners. Courses are offered in a facilitated learning cohort model, face to face (locations across the province) and online. For further information contact the Administrative Assistant. The Bachelor of Education in Adult Education program does not lead to an Ontario Certificate of Qualification. Those interested in a teaching career in the elementary or secondary school system in Ontario are advised to refer to the Ontario College of Teachers Act 1966 and (Regulation 18/97 Teachers Qualifications) with respect to teachable subjects, definitions, basic qualifications and regulations. The Bachelor of Education in Adult Education Co-op program gives the students the opportunity to gain job experience in the field at the same time that they are working on a well-rounded education. All students in the Co-operative Education program are required to read, sign and adhere to the terms of the Student Regulations Waiver and Co-op Student Handbook (brocku.ca/co-op/current-students/co-op-student-handbooks) as articulated by the Co-op Programs Office. In addition, eligibility to continue in the co-op option is based on the student's grade average, and the ability to demonstrate the motivation and potential to pursue a professional career. Each four-month co-operative education work term must be registered. Once students are registered in a co-op work term, they are expected to fulfill their commitment. If the placement accepted is for more than one four-month work term, students are committed to complete all terms. Students may not withdraw from or terminate a work term without permission from the Director, Co-op Program Office. The BEd in Adult Education Co-op program designation will be awarded to those students who have successfully completed a minimum of four months of Co-op work experience.  
Admissions Go to top of document
To meet candidates' needs, three application routes are available. Program A: For those who already hold an undergraduate degree and are pursuing a BEd in Adult Education as a second degree. Program B: For those who do not hold an undergraduate degree and are pursuing a BEd in Adult Education as a first degree (any previous post-secondary studies from another university or college diploma program may be considered for possible advanced standing). The prerequisite is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent mature student status. Certificate in Adult Education: For those who wish to pursue a Certificate in Adult Education. This option is open only to those who do not hold an undergraduate degree. The prerequisite is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent mature student status. International applicants will participate in an interview and writing demonstration via Skype and will have to complete the Graduate Academic Preparation Program unless waived by the Director.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  Undergraduate credits required in Program B may be taken on a Letter of Permission (LOP). Students electing this method should familiarize themselves with LOP regulations.  
2.  Brock will award a maximum of 10.0 advanced standing credits. Students seeking advanced standing through transfer credits should consult the Admissions section of this Calendar for further information.  
3.  All candidates must take ADED 4F31, 4F32, 4F33, 4F34 and 4F35 through Brock.  
4.  A College of Applied Arts and Technology diploma may give students a maximum of five undergraduate credits. In some cases, where programs at the College and Brock are completely compatible, up to seven credits may be awarded for a three-year diploma. Transfer credit is not awarded for previous Certificate programs with the exception of a Certificate in the Teaching of Adults.  
Program A Go to top of document
- ADED 4F31, 4F32, 4F33, 4F34 and 4F35
 
Program A Co-op Go to top of document
- ADED 0N01, 0N90, 2C01, 4F31, 4F32, 4F33, 4F34, 4F35 and 4P93

 
Program B Go to top of document
- ADED 4F31, 4F32, 4F33, 4F34 and 4F35
- one Humanities context credit (see program note 4)
- one Sciences context credit (see program note 4)
- one Social Sciences context credit (see program note 4)
- two credits numbered 1(alpha)00 or above (see program note 4)
- five credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above (see program note 4)
 
Certificate in Adult Education Go to top of document
The Centre for Adult Education and Community Outreach also offers a Certificate in Adult Education. This allows those persons who are working in related fields who are not interested in pursuing a degree an opportunity to complete the Certificate. The certificate is awarded upon completion of the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- ADED 4F31, 4F32, 4F33, 4F34 and 4F35
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.

ADULT EDUCATION COURSES

ADED 1P31 Learning for Success Self-management, goal setting, study skill and academic integrity, designed to develop the capacity for critical self-reflection about learning. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 1P32 Learning in Digital Contexts Introduction to learning with contemporary media in digital university-level contexts. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 1P33 Scholarly Writing for Adult Learners Writing fundamentals of grammar conventions, research skills, essay writing, editing skills and APA formatting. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 2P11 Conflict Management: Resolutions and Relationships Introduction to the concepts and strategies of non-adversarial conflict resolution as it relates to family, the workplace and the community focusing on a conceptual framework for resolving differences in order to maintain and strengthen interpersonal relationships. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 2P21 Fostering Adult Creativity and Imagination Alternate approaches to inform and generate knowledge and personal reflective practice. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 2P22 Gender Issues in Adult Learning Significant themes influencing adult learners and related educational implications. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 3P11 Geragogy: Educating the Third Age Learner Psychological, sociological and philosophical issues surrounding older adult learning. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 3P21 Teaching Adults Using Technology Integrated approach to the practical and theoretical aspects of teaching with computer technology. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 3P22 Adult Learning Disabilities Best practices in support and accommodation of learning disabled adults. Topics include current research, signs, symptoms and gifts of learning disabilities, current legislation and impact in the academic and workplace environments. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 3P31 Intercultural Communication in Adult Education Topics include cultural identity, communication variables and values, and culture as context for communication. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 3P41 Community Outreach and Adult Literacy Introduction to community outreach in Canada. Community theories, definitions, principles, outreach relation, adult literacy and social advocacy. Outreach for empowering societal change and betterment. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. Restriction: students must have minimum of 5.0 overall credits. ADED 3P51 Facilitating Adult English Learners Theoretical constructs, language learning contexts, English as a Subsequent Language (ESL) skill areas, integrated approaches, technology in language teaching, assessment and concerns and controversies. Topics in adult learning theory, including immigration, cultural considerations and Canadian culture and language in the Canadian ESL context. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 5.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): one credit numbered 3(alpha)00 or above or permission of the Centre. ADED 4F31 Foundations of Adult Education Theories, practices and contexts of adult education. Facilitated seminar, 6 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to Adult Education. Note: offered on-site or online. ADED 4F32 Facilitation of Adult Learning Pedagogies Application and evaluation of facilitation methods. Facilitated seminar, 6 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to Adult Education. Prerequisite(s): ADED 4F31. Note: offered on-site or online. ADED 4F33 Curriculum Design for Adult Learners Investigation and evaluation of curriculum development models. Facilitated seminar, 6 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to Adult Education. Prerequisite(s): ADED 4F32. Note: offered on-site or online. ADED 4F34 Work and Learning in Organizations Investigation of work and learning communities. Facilitated seminar, 6 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to Adult Education. Prerequisite(s): ADED 4F33. Note: offered on-site or online. ADED 4F35 Research and Critical Reflection in Adult Education Examination of contemporary issues in adult education. Facilitated seminar, 6 hours per week. Restriction: open to students admitted to Adult Education. Prerequisite(s): ADED 4F34. Note: offered on-site or online. ADED 4P71 Cost Benefit Analysis in Adult Education Contexts Knowledge and decision-making skills required to review and assess the costs, benefits, conflicts and tradeoffs associated with educational and training initiatives by exploring assumptions, models and methodologies used in all segments of Canadian society. Facilitated seminar, 3 hours per week. ADED 4P81 Discretion in Educational Decision Making Conceptual elements of discretion in educational decision making. Socio-legal character of discretion, its connection with ethics and the contribution of the use of discretion to the acquisition of personal and professional wisdom. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. Restriction: students must have minimum of 5.0 overall credits. Note: cases and practical applications will be used. ADED 4P85 Independent Study in Adult Education I Guided reading, study or research on a topic not covered in regular course offerings. Prerequisite(s): ADED 4F31. ADED 4P91 Power, Practice and Process in Learning Theoretical, pedagogical, curricular and practical issues of power dynamics and differentials in post-secondary and community outreach. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 4P93 Adult Education in the Global Context Examination of global social, economic and political contexts of adult education. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 4P94 Evaluating Learning Methods and strategies used to develop criteria to evaluate learning in academic, work, community and not-for-profit contexts. Topics include planning for evaluation in both face to face and online environments. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. Prerequisite(s): ADED 4F33 or permission of the Centre. ADED 4P95 Evaluating Adult Education Programs Theoretical, ethical and methodological foundations of program evaluation relevant to social and adult educational programming. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 4P96 Introduction to Leadership Theory in Adult Learning Major theories, approaches, models and themes related to the study of organizational leadership. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 4P97 Application of Leadership Theory in Adult Learning Specific leadership skills relevant to authentic workplace situations. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. Restriction: students must have minimum of 5.0 overall credits. ADED 4P98 Aid and Adult Education in Developing Nations Topics may include policy issues, intricacies of funding provided by government, voluntary and institutional agencies, program development, research and program implementation. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 4V90-4V94 Selected Topics in Adult Education Topics selected on the basis of Faculty expertise. Facilitated seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ADED 4F31 or permission of the instructor. ADED 4V91 2015-2016: Transformative Learning Through Narrative Theoretical, practical and contextual frameworks. Facilitated online seminar, 36 hours per term. ADED 4V95-4V99 Practicum in Adult Education Experiential academic and practical learning related to the field of Adult Education. Prerequisite(s): ADED 4F31.

CO-OP COURSES

ADED 0N01 Co-op Work Placement First co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to ADED Co-op students. ADED 0N90 Co-op Training and Development Framework for the development of learning objectives by students for individual work terms. Includes orientation to the co-op experience, goal setting, career planning, résumé preparation and interview skills preparation. Restriction: open to ADED Co-op students. Note: offered online. ADED 2C01 Co-op Reflective Learning and Integration Provides student with the opportunity to apply what they've learned in their academic studies through career-oriented work experiences at employer sites. Restriction: open to ADED Co-op students. Prerequisite(s): ADED 0N90. Corequisite(s): ADED 0N01. Note: students will be required to prepare learning objectives, participate in a site visit, write a work term report and receive a successful work term performance evaluation.
 
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