Learning & Development

Identify the unique characteristics of adult learners and examine educational theories in relation to adult learning. Understand the applications and limitations of theories about adult education.  Examine the foundation of adult education with a concentration on individual approaches to teaching and learning.


  • Explore fundamental theories relating to adult education
  • Critical reflection on teaching and learning assumptions
  • Approaches to teaching that are applicable to a variety of learning types


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Recognizing your learning achievement when you complete this micro-credential


Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance

This course is eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) micro-credential funding. Find out if you are eligible.

Online Session Sample

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Come prepared to share your experiences, opinions and perspectives with the class.

All that is required is a strong desire to succeed and a willingness to learn and apply yourself.



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Jan 15, 2024 to Feb 23, 2024
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  • Jackie Ellefsen

What to Expect

This is an interactive course; you will engage online with your class and instructor through our online learning management system. Plan to log into your course regularly throughout the week.

You can expect to spend approximately six hours of work per week on course requirements.

Real-time Learning

There will be three live Zoom sessions in this course.

January 16 - 11:00am - 12:00pm ET
January 23 - 11:00am - 12:00pm ET
February 6 - 11:00am - 12:00pm ET

Completion Requirements

This is a graded course. Evaluation will be based on any combination of participation, exams/quizzes and assignments. You must attend all three scheduled live Zoom sessions.


No textbook required.