This introductory course covers the philosophical foundations, a description of program service areas, adult participation trends, and current issues. The goal for this course is the ability to articulate the foundations and the current situation of adult education as a field of study and practice.
Textbooks and Materials
- Experience & Education (1938)
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Ed. (2020)
American Psychological Association
- Foundations of Adult and Continuing Education
Ross-Gordon, Rose, and Kasworm
- Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education (2020)
Rocco, Smith, Mizzi, Merriweather & Hawley
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
Dr. Kelly McKenna is an Associate Professor in the Adult Education and Training Program in the School of Education at Colorado State University. She graduated with her Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the University of Northern Colorado. She also holds an M.Ed. in Education and Human Resources Studies with a Specialization in Adult Education and Training and a B.A., both from Colorado State University. Kelly’s research interests lie in the field of adult education, with research objectives aimed to support adult learners in their educational and occupational endeavors by creating optimal learning environments and facilitating successful student experiences. She focuses on distance education, the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning, and learning communities.