EDAE 620 - Processes and Methods

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Processes and methods including helping theories used by adult learning facilitators. This course is designed to introduce participants to the processes and methods used by adult learning facilitators. The purpose of this course is to introduce or reintroduce the adult educator, community educator, community college instructor, or trainer to the strategies and competencies needed to deliver a training or education program.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide to Teaching All Adults, 4th Ed.
    R. J. Wlodkowski
    ISBN: 9780787995201
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. (2010)
    American Psychological Association
    ISBN: 978-1433805615
  • Seven ways of learning: A resource for more purposeful, effective, and enjoyable college teaching
    Davis, J.R. & Arend, B.D.
  • Tuesdays with Morrie: An old man, a young man and life's greatest lesson, 20th Ed. (2017)
    M. Albom
    ISBN: 9780767905923


  • Sit and Get Won't Grow Dendrites - OPTIONAL, 2nd Ed. (2012)
    Marcia L. Tate
    ISBN: 9781412999342


Kalpana Gupta
Kalpana Gupta


Kalpana Gupta received her Ed.D. in Adult & Post-Secondary Education from the University of Wyoming. Dr. Gupta is an Assistant Professor in the Adult Education and Training program and brings previous experience as an adjunct Professor in Adult Education programs at Regis University in Denver, where she was also interim Department Chair, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Central Oklahoma. Her research areas of interest include faculty development, creating inclusive learning environments, accelerated learning, neuroscience, and transformative learning. She specializes in curriculum and program design and hybrid and online delivery methods. Dr. Gupta looks forward to collaborating with students and colleagues to contribute to the literature, promote effective teaching and learning for adult learners, and to elicit the personal and professional development of every individual.