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.
This course can be applied towards:
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Experience & Education (1938)
- Foundations of Adult and Continuing Education
Ross-Gordon, Rose, and Kasworm
- Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education (2010)
Carol E. Kasworm, Amy Rose & Jovita M. Ross-Gordon
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. (2010)
Washington, DC : Author
Dr. Tobin Lopes has been practicing and studying the field of workforce education and development since 1995. In addition to his work with Colorado State University, he most recently developed the curriculum for an executive-level hybrid graduate program for the University of Colorado Denver and was a workforce policy analyst for the City and County of Denver. He holds a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development with a minor in Applied Statistics from Pennsylvania State University, a M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training from Colorado State University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Claremont McKenna College. Tobin's research interests include evaluation and assessment, hybrid learning and teaching methods for adults, career development, and quantitative research methods.