Adult Learning Theory

    Course details

    • Code: PROF.8005
    • Fee: $856*
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Tertiary Teaching
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class50 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies;
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies;

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to develop a personal learning and teaching framework for application to professional practice. Learners will critically evaluate concepts and principles of adult learning with a focus on the value of the process of learning.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate theories of adult learning and their application to teaching vocationally-oriented programmes.
  2. Design and develop an approach to facilitating effective learning that is applicable to an identified student cohort in a vocationally-oriented programme and justify the design using appropriate theory.
  3. Analyse ways culture and life experience may influence own teaching practice.
  4. Justify the extent to which their practice as a learning facilitator may be adapted to accommodate diverse learners.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017