Summer 2019 - EDUC 351 D100

Teaching the Older Adult (3)

Class Number: 5182

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
    SUR 3200, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This is a basic course in adult education for students from all disciplines, of particular interest to those working (or preparing to work) with older adults. The goal is to assist students to develop more effective strategies for meeting the needs of an aging population through education.

COURSE DETAILS:

Education 351 is a basic course in adult education, with its prime focus on the older adult learner. Theory is drawn from mainstream adult education literature, supplemented by theory and principles of effective practice in teaching older adults. No matter what your passion, particular interest, or professional goal, this course assumes you have an interest in some aspect of education. The course goal is to develop your knowledge and understanding of older adult learners, whose numbers are increasing rapidly. You might need to teach older adults, you may be one yourself, or you might just have a personal interest in this field.

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Workshop one afternoon per week
  • Online articles
  • Professor’s notes
  • Email and listserv
Please Note: Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities at 778-782-3112 or csd_office@sfu.ca.

Grading

  • Article review 10%
  • Ageism assignment 10%
  • Take-home midterm exam 35%
  • Final project (submitted digitally and in a print format) 35%
  • One small-group in-class discussion summary 10%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

All required readings will be provided by instructor.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS