Diploma in Adult Education
Attention: Diploma in Adult Education Students:
IMPORTANT PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Diploma in Adult Education program is being redesigned as a self directed learning program starting April 1, 2013. This self directed approach has been established so that you can complete your ADED courses in a continuous entry, self-paced fashion. In other words, you can start your courses at any time and complete your courses faster than the normal 8 weeks.
Applications are now being accepted for classes starting in April.
Please contact the office (604-871-7000 ext 7499/7488) for further information.
The Diploma in Adult Education is a seven-course program that provides a comprehensive exploration of topics and skills that can assist instructors who work with mature learners. It is designed for adult educators who instruct in both formal and non-credit environments. The program is built upon the foundation of knowledge and skills developed in the BC Provincial Instructor Diploma Program. Course content includes: education management, professional practice, psychology of the adult, new educational technology, social learning theory, cognitive psychology and the principles of instruction as applied to linguistically diverse student populations. The outcomes of the program enable participants to:
- develop an appreciation of the functions and practice of curriculum design and implementation
- incorporate digital technology, computer media and related technology in the learning environment
- apply social learning theory through the use of group and cooperative learning techniques and strategies
- develop teaching and learning strategies that address the central issues in dealing with a multi-cultural, multi-lingual student population
- incorporate appropriate institutional techniques that reflect current principles in cognitive psychology and brain research
- practice instructional management in an ethical and professional manner in order to encourage: the development of faculty, dialogue and debate on education and operational issues, and program growth and improvement
- improve adult learning and learning environments through the application of psychological concepts connected with human development
For further details on this program, please see the Participant Handbook.