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This course addresses the history and principles of adult education applied to the development and implementation of programs in remedial, occupational, continuing and lifelong learning.

Topics to be presented will include the history and philosophy of adult education, the nature of the adult learner, curriculum and teaching strategies for adult learners, agencies and programs in adult education and problems and issues facing the field. Also included will be an overview of the major theories and research in adult learning, forces that influence today’s adult learner including globalization, the knowledge society, technology, and demographic changes and foundational learning theories. Andragogy and transformative learning will be examined.

Required Text: Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice (Hardcover) by Sharan B. Merriam, Laura L. Bierema.ISBN-13: 9781118130575