Course Code: EDUC320 Course ID: 2932 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course provides candidates, or course participants, with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish a classroom learning community in which they can organize and conduct effective instruction that challenges and involves learners. Successful classrooms exist because instructors have clear ideas about the most effective classroom conditions necessary for a healthy and intellectually stimulating learning environment. Course content will focus on the differences between teacher-centered and student-centered activities, considerations for adult learners, and addressing the needs of online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning contexts.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to
- Describe the components of effective classroom management;
- Explain how andragogy applies to classroom management of adult learners;
- Summarize ways to create a sense of community in learning environments;
- Analyze issues that can cause barriers to learner success; and
- Create a classroom management plan.
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Frey, B.A., & Webreck Alman, S. (2003). Applying adult learning theory to the online classroom. New Horizons in Adult Education, 17(1), 4-12. Retrieved from https://edge.apus.edu/access/content/group/education-common/EDUC/EDUC320/applying%20adult%20learning.pdf
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Williams, F. I. (2012). Adult learners in the 21st century. Concepts. Retrieved from http://elearningindustry.com/adult-learners-in-the-21st-century
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