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Adult Education (ADED)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 2003 USP code followed by the 2015 USP code (i.e. [QB<>Q]).

JumpLink1000. Adult Education Inquiry. 2. [I<>(none)] Basic underpinnings of the field of adult education. Themes discussed include learning theories, learning styles, multiple ways of knowing, and issues surrounding access, opportunity, diversity, and schooling. While serving as an introduction to careers and theory in adult education, also addresses some practical higher education survival skills.

1008. Eastern Thought Western Practice. 2. [I<>(none)] Major concepts of Eastern thought from Confucius and Osho are explored, examined, to understand eastern ways of perceiving reality, knowledge, and values. Hands-on activities are employed to experience and practice the applications of the concepts. Students are challenged to critically think, analyze, and compare with their own, increase their consciousness of diversity.

JumpLink4750 [EDUC 4750]. Perspective on Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 6). For undergraduate students selected to collaborate with UW faculty or professional staff in the delivery and sometimes the design of a university course, this course augments in-class experiences with an examination of basic learning and teaching principles. Prerequisite: 3.000 GPA.

JumpLink5050. Learning Theories for Education. 3. Learning and development theories are essential for educators who are designing and implementing educational applications and opportunities. Topics covered include orientations toward learning, motivation, life transitions, cognition, learning how to learn, self-directed learning, and strategies for improving learning in educational contexts. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5450. Short Course In Adult Education. 1-2 (Max. 6). Used for special topics in adult education on the basis of need. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5490. Directed Professional Study. 1-6 (Max. 6). It provides additional opportunity for a student to pursue advanced graduate work through independent research. Projects are done under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5650. Law of Higher Education. 3. Examine specific legal issues encountered by instructional leaders in higher education settings. Critically examines the basic rights and duties of institutional employees and students.  It also explains when and how instructional leaders should refer matters to legal counsel. Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

5880. Special Problems in Adult Education. 1-6 (Max. 9). Provides a broad perspective through selected reading material. Wherever possible, the student collects and uses original information from an adult education/instructional technology setting. All work is done independently under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5890. Seminar in Adult Education. 1-6. (Max. 8). Advanced students in education work together intensively on current issues and problems relevant to adult education and participate in systematic, critical interpersonal evaluation. Eight hours are permitted on a doctoral program. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3. Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.


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