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.
This course can be applied towards:
Textbook 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, 3rd Ed.
R. J. Wlodkowski
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. (2010)
American Psychological Association
- Seven ways of learning: A resource for more purposeful, effective, and enjoyable college teaching
Davis, J.R. & Arend, B.D.
- Sit and Get Won't Grow Dendrites - OPTIONAL, 2nd Ed. (2012)
Marcia L. Tate
- Tuesdays with Morrie: An old man, a young man and life's greatest lesson, 20th Ed. (2017)
Dr. Karen Kaminski has been part of the Master of Education with a Specialization in Adult Education and Training since 1999. She has years of experience as an instructional designer helping faculty to prepare to teach via distance technology. Karen's research focus is on instructional design, evaluation, and learning transfer. In addition to traditional courses, she facilitates sessions on group work, communication, and collaboration and consults in the areas of instructional design and development, assessment and evaluation, and instructional technology.
Dr. Leann M.R. Kaiser is an assistant professor in the School of Education, Adult Education and Training Specialization at Colorado State University. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with her Ph.D. in Adult and Post Secondary Education. She also holds a B.S. from the University of Wyoming and an M.S. from Arizona State University, both in outdoor education/recreation. Leann's research interests encompass adult teaching and learning theory, transformational learning and distance student educational experiences. Leann has taught in the fields of adult education and outdoor education at the post-secondary level since 2001. Additional professional experiences include work in natural resource education programming and public land management.