Foundations of Adult Learners

Course Description

Focus on adult learning theories and principles of personal leadership to meet the specific needs of ECE leaders. Foundational knowledge and best practices for working with diverse learners in various capacities covered. Particular attention paid to the different roles and responsibilities for effectively facilitating adult learners in the field of ECE.

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare the principles of personal leadership to one’s own personal leadership style.
  • Evaluate adult learning theories and how they best support learners in diverse settings.
  • Analyze curriculum design models and research-based strategies for working with adult learners in a variety of professional settings.
  • Demonstrate effective use of instructional design and practice through the development of learning activities for adult learners in diverse settings.


Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a Veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 220,000 alumni worldwide.

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