Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Psychology of Adult Learning (IMAESC) EDUC51011

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

To promote an awareness of important psychological characteristics of adults as learners taking into account the influence of culture, ethnicity, gender, ageing, personality and political climate.

 

To promote an understanding of theory and research into adult learning and of the implication for practice.

Timetable

None

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

There will be two assignments. The first is a written essay or 1,500 words (70%). The second is a reflection paper on the student's experience of delivering the practice teaching session (500 words; 30%).

Course Aims

To promote an awareness of important psychological characteristics of adults as learners taking into account the influence of culture, ethnicity, gender, ageing, personality and political climate.

 

To promote an understanding of theory and research into adult learning and of the implication for practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Describe and evaluate at least two theoretical approaches to adult development

Discuss possible links between theory and research in adult development and the course participant's experience of adult learners

Evaluate and reflect upon a teaching session

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.