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.
EDAE 520 (Adult Education); Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate (GR) OR Professional (PR)
Textbooks and Materials
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Ed. (2020)
American Psychological Association
- Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide, 4th Ed. (2020)
Merriam, S.B. and Baumgartner, L.M.
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
Jill Zarestky, Ph.D., is an Associate 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.