Pretty easy, overall.
Great elective course. This course is designed to define, survey, and analyze the demographics of those adults who are targeted by various programs as the “disadvantaged” and to explore the unique sociological, psychological, and physiological factors which influence learning and participation in adult education programs. This class will include discussion on how to teach and motivate all of the various populations of adult learners. Effective communication techniques will be a part of this very interactive course. Those students interested in working with any of these populations of adults or following a career in training and development will benefit from this course.
Sociological, psychological, and physiological factors, that characterize the disadvantaged population. Compare the varied and often conflicting explanations of the condition of disadvantaged. Analyze selected aspects of disadvantaged adult exploitation. Identify programs to assist the disadvantaged. Understand the concept of "literacy" in the United States. Interpret and evaluate various adult learning theories applied to the learning situations of the disadvantaged. Assess appropriate teaching behavior for working with the disadvantaged adult.
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Advice for students:
Go to class. Put extra effort into the team project. Find a topic that interests you and do the research. Video interviews are a great way to communicate.