CONT692: Teaching Adults


This course examines adult learning theories and concepts and how they relate to different learning environments. Participants will explore how diversity impacts adult learners and ways to teach in culturally responsive ways. Motivational strategies will be explored as will instructional and assessment techniques that can be used in a workplace teaching context.


Course Outline

Module 1 – The Adult Learner (12 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts,  Module 1 Culminating Assignment

Module 2 – Diversity of Adult Learners (16 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts,  Module 2 Culminating Assignment,  Progress Report 1

Module 3 – Motivating Adult Learners (14 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts,  Module 3 Culminating Assignment

Module 4 – Instructional Techniques (14 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts,  Module 4 Culminating Assignment,  Progress Report 2

Module 5 – Assessment & Evaluation (14 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts,  Module 5 Culminating Assignment

Module 6 – Putting It All Together (15 hours)
Module 6 Culminating Assignment, Final Progress Report


Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Registration Status
Late Winter Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023 Feb 19, 2023 Open
Spring 2023 Apr 10, 2023 – Jun 09, 2023 Apr 07, 2023 Open
Summer 2023 Jun 26, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023 Jun 23, 2023 Open

Late Winter

  • Dates: Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023
  • Deadline: Feb 19, 2023
  • Status: Open

Spring 2023

  • Dates: Apr 10, 2023 – Jun 09, 2023
  • Deadline: Apr 07, 2023
  • Status: Open

Summer 2023

  • Dates: Jun 26, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023
  • Deadline: Jun 23, 2023
  • Status: Open

Registration will remain open until 4pm ET on the posted registration deadline date.


Application Requirements

While a post-secondary degree/diploma is not required, it is recommended for this program.

This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning. Completion of the post-graduate certificate gives students advanced standing into our Graduate Diploma in Education and Professional Master of Education through the SAGE program.*

*To receive advanced standing, students must meet all eligibility requirements as set out by the School of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Education. Please visit https://www.queensu.ca/sgs/applications-admissions for more information about application requirements for Queen's programs.


Course Materials

This course has no required resources.


Accommodations

Applicants who require special accommodations are asked to:

  • Contact us at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to allow enough time for appropriate accommodations to be made.
  • Provide necessary documentation upon request.