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Adult Education

273.100 Adult or Tertiary Teaching Experience (200 hours)0 credits
Before the Certificate in Adult Education can be awarded written evidence from employers, clients or other approved sources, of completing at least 200 hours of satisfactory adult or tertiary teaching experience is required.

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273.180 Introduction to Adult Learning and Teaching15 credits
Introduces concepts of adult learning and teaching including planning, teaching techniques and assessment. On completion, participants should be able to work effectively as beginning teachers of adults, planning, resourcing, delivering and assessing the learning of students in their discipline area. Participants will be encouraged to develop as reflective practitioners.

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273.181 Adult Teaching Strategies15 credits
Enables participants to extend the range of teaching/learning techniques they use, and to design learning experiences appropriate to their particular context. An exploratory approach will enable participants to consider teaching and learning techniques, planning issues and challenges that arise in their teaching context and to reflect on their development as teachers.

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273.182 Training Skills for the Workplace15 credits
A practical introduction to training needs analysis and workplace training skills. On completion participants should be able to establish organisational training needs and priorities and prepare a training plan; analyse the learning and developmental needs of individual adults and groups; and plan, conduct and review one-to-one workplace instruction and coaching sessions.

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273.183 Adult Education Practicum15 credits
A period of mentored teaching or other relevant adult education practice is used to enable participants to demonstrate the integration of skills and knowledge from other courses in Adult Education and their competence as teachers of adults. Observation of other teachers' practice is also included. Participants are encouraged to reflect on ways in which they are relating theory and practice in their own learning environment.

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273.186 Course Planning and Assessment for Adult Learning15 credits
Introduces principles of course development and assessment for use in adult learning contexts. On completion participants should be able to plan, develop, implement and evaluate a course for adult learners; discuss concepts and purposes of assessment in post-compulsory education and training; develop and use appropriate assessment tools; and discuss quality assurance processes.

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273.189 Interpersonal Skills in Adult Learning15 credits
Introduces interpersonal, communication and leadership skills for adult educators. On completion participants should be able to communicate effectively, analyse various ways that groups work, use group leadership skills, and discuss and apply culturally appropriate group processes.

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273.200 Adult or Tertiary Teaching Experience (400 hours)0 credits
Before the Diploma in Adult Education or Bachelor of Education (Adult Education) can be awarded written evidence from employers, clients or other approved sources, of completing at least 400 hours of satisfactory adult or tertiary teaching experience is required. Hours that have already been completed as part of a prior Certificate or Diploma in Adult Education do not need to be repeated in the course of a candidate's DipAdultEd or BEd(AdultEd) course.

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273.206 Adult Learning15 credits
Ideas about adult learning and development and their implications for teaching adults are explored. On completion participants should be able to discuss ideas about adult development, learning and teaching and apply these ideas when they design and evaluate learning experiences for adults.

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273.270 Teaching Adults15 credits
The development and demonstration of effective teaching skills and knowledge to facilitate learning in adults.

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273.273 Equity Issues in Adult Learning and Teaching15 credits
Develops awareness of issues relating to equity in adult learning and ways of promoting an inclusive learning environment for learners in a bicultural and multicultural society. On completion, participants should be able to reflect critically on their own values and assumptions; analyse equity requirements in their own adult teaching context; and develop supportive, inclusive teaching practices and resources for adult learners.

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273.274 Curriculum Development for Adult Learning15 credits
Explores curriculum development principles and practices in post-compulsory education and training contexts. On completion, participants should be able to discuss trends and influences in PCET contexts, compare advantages and disadvantages of selected curriculum approaches, participate in course or programme development and evaluation, and discuss quality assurance processes and issues.

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273.276 Assessment in Adult Learning Contexts15 credits
Explores current trends in assessment and develops understanding of principles of assessment and evaluation of learning in adult contexts. On completion, participants should be able to discuss developments in PCET assessment theory and practice; analyse learning outcomes and design effective assessment processes; and give appropriate feedback to learners.

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273.281 New Ideas in Adult Teaching15 credits
Challenges participants to be innovative and creative in their teaching practice while recognising the demands of their own subject area and student group. On completion participants should be able to identify teaching/learning challenges in their own context, and develop, implement and evaluate a variety of teaching techniques that are new to them.

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273.282 Teaching Young Adults15 credits
Explores a range of teaching and learning strategies for educators working with young adults, recognising their need for learning experiences and situations that may vary from those of other adult groups. On completion of the course, participants should be able to identify characteristics of young adult learners and to design and evaluate appropriate learning experiences for them.

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273.293 Negotiated Adult Learning Project I15 credits
An opportunity for candidates to negotiate a personal learning project relevant to adult learning and teaching. Learning outcomes, content, learning and assessment processes and assessment criteria are negotiated with the project supervisor. On completion the candidate should be able to meet all the learning outcomes negotiated in the learning agreement.

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273.300 Post-compulsory Teaching Experience0 credits
Before the Graduate Diploma in Adult Learning and Teaching can be awarded written evidence from employers, clients or other approved sources, of at least 200 hours of satisfactory post compulsory teaching experience is required.

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273.370 Professional Development and Practice in Adult Education15 credits
The application of contemporary approaches to professional development and practice in adult education.

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273.371 Advanced Studies in Adult Learning15 credits
Selected ideas about adult learning, adult learning processes and learner differences are extended and evaluated. The emphasis is on critique of current ideas about adult learning and participants' evaluation of the relevance and implications of these for their own practice.

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273.372 Advanced Studies in Adult Teaching15 credits
Trends and developments in curriculum, teaching and assessment in post-compulsory education and training are examined. Participants will discuss and critique recent themes and issues in PCET; reflect critically on the impact of these on adult teaching practice; explore and evaluate innovations in their own contexts; and discuss ways in which the working lives of adult educators develop.

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273.373 Adult Learning and Teaching Project15 credits
The study of an approved topic in the field of adult education through an independent learning contract.

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273.376 Culture, Society and Adult Education15 credits
All adult education takes place in contexts, including social, economic, political, intellectual and spiritual. Participants will explore and analyse beliefs, ideas, practices, influences and power relationships in selected adult learning contexts; compare some of the beliefs, ideas and practices with their own; and examine people and organisations challenging the status quo.

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273.395 Policy and Issues in Adult Education15 credits
A study of current policy and issues in adult education including community, vocational and tertiary sectors, particularly in the New Zealand context.

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273.721 Knowledge and Power in Tertiary Education30 credits
This course involves critical reflection on the relationship between knowledge and power within the teaching/learning process. Concepts and theories within the sociology of knowledge are applied to tertiary education contexts.

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273.722 Adult Learning: Myths and Realities30 credits
This course examines in depth the development of thinking about adult learning and critically evaluates adult learning theories and their relevance to current New Zealand contexts and participants' own teaching practice.

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273.723 Cultures and Learning: Diversity in Tertiary Education30 credits
This course critically examines how people are expected to learn in selected cultural contexts explores participants' own attitudes to cultural diversity and enables construction of practical strategies to provide effective learning experiences in diverse cultural contexts.

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273.724 The Expert Teacher of Adults: Principles and Practice30 credits
This course critically examines concepts such as expertise, quality teaching, the student experience and student outcomes in adult teaching. It considers the impact of new technologies on tertiary teaching and training; and evaluates the implications of research for the participant's own practice in diverse cultural contexts.

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273.725 Leadership and Communication in Tertiary Education30 credits
This course critically examines the concepts of leadership and communication in tertiary education contexts, and develops a practical insight into the uses and misuses of those concepts and their related practices in specific teaching/learning contexts.

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273.784 Learning and Teaching in Tertiary Education30 credits
This course introduces participants to and extends their perspectives on theories and practices of tertiary teaching, including theories of learning relevant to learners in tertiary contexts and their diverse needs as learners. Participants will apply their learning in their own practice.

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273.785 Planning for Tertiary Learning and Teaching30 credits
This course offers an in-depth examination of principles and theories underpinning planning, assessment and evaluation in tertiary contexts to enable participants to implement these in their practice. It does not assume formal knowledge of planning theories and models.

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