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EPFA 520 Syllabus Fall 2008

EPFA 520 Syllabus Fall 2008 - Graduate School of Education...

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Graduate School of Education Leading, Learning, Life-Changing Developmental Perspectives on Adult Learning EPFA 520 CRN: 11214 Fall 2008; 4 credits WELCOME! Welcome to EPFA 520, Developmental Perspectives on Adult Learning. This is one of the core classes in the EPFA department. As such, it is one of those classes you “have to take”. But I hope it becomes more than that through our study together. I think you will find the content to be thought-provoking. I always find that I learn about myself and my own developmental processes each time I teach the course. And the more I come to know and understand myself, the better I am prepared to help others do the same in the context of adult learning. My hope is that you will realize the same benefits. I look forward to learning with you. INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION Instructor: Dr. Andy Job, Ed.D. Telephone: (503) 725-4606 E-mail: [email protected] NOTE: I always acknowledge emails. If you didn’t hear back, that means I did not receive your email. Office: ED 506 B Office Hours: Mondays 4:00 to 6:00 pm and Thursdays 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Call (503) 725- 4619 to schedule an office or phone appointment. Office hours are intended to help you with any questions or concerns related to the course or your academic study. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you, get to know you, and assist you. COURSE OVERVIEW Instructional/Learning Needs : If you require accommodations (e.g. special seating, interpreter, note-taker, etc.), please inform your instructor immediately. Students with disabilities should register with the PSU Disability Resource Center (503-725-4150) to document their need for accommodations and obtain support services. I will work with you to arrange the supports you need in this class. 1
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The Graduate School of Education’s Goals and Purposes: Our program will prepare leaders in: to work effectively with diverse populations to promote inclusive and therapeutic environments to critically analyze and implement research-based practices to demonstrate appropriate professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions Impact on Learning and Development to ensure all learners and clients succeed to use technology to enhance learning to influence policy and provide leadership for organizations Evidence-Informed Decision Making to use evidence to solve problems of practice and make educational and therapeutic decisions Course Description: This course examines theoretical perspectives of adult development. The overall goal of the course is to explore professional applications of adult development theory and research in order to facilitate adult learning in a variety of contexts, including formal educational and training programs as well as general environments such as learning organizations. In addition, the course will focus on various issues that affect adult development such as race/ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status/class, sexual orientation, learning styles, and ability. Learning Objectives
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