This course investigates the theory, research, and practice of adult teaching and learning concepts. The goal for this course is to have students acquire the ability to relate the models and theories of adult teaching and learning to their professional and personal lives.
This course can be applied toward:
EDAE 520 (Adult Education).
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice (2014)
Merriam, S.B. and Bierma, L.L.
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Ed.
American Psychological Association
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.
Jill Zarestky, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education, Adult Education and Training Specialization, at Colorado State University. Her research interests include nonformal and community-based adult education, art-based learning, and issues of feminism, globalization, and social justice. As a former mathematics faculty member, she also continues interdisciplinary collaborations in STEM education in university and community college settings. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, her master’s degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin, and her doctorate in Educational Human Resource Development, with a specialization in Adult Education, from Texas A&M University.