Class 1 Adlt 601 Fall 09

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Class 1 Adlt 601 Fall 09

  1. 1. Welcome to ADLT 601 The Adult Learner Virginia Commonwealth University Fall 2009 Dr. Terry Carter [email_address]
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Learner Goals and and Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Review course requirements and important information </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss evaluation criteria </li></ul><ul><li>The Nature of a Learning Community </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who are we?? <ul><li>During introductions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>your name (speak clearly, please~) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>where you work and what type of work you do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what program you are in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how far along you are in your program </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What would you like to get out of this course? What are your expectations? Complete the handout Join a group of classmates to discuss Turn in to professor with contact information
  5. 5. Overview of the Course <ul><li>Texts </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of the course </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments and due dates </li></ul><ul><li>An brief intro to Adult Learning </li></ul><ul><li>To do tonight: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Review the basics of using a Wiki </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library access </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Goals for this Class
  7. 7. Graded Assignments! <ul><li># 1 – The World Within – Introspection and the Self as Lens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven short blog posts, approx 250-500 words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected dates to correspond with readings and class discussions </li></ul></ul>15%
  8. 8. Graded Assignments! <ul><li># 2 – Educational Biography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write about your educational life history, both formal, informal, and including early shaping influences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay particular attention to informal learning experiences and the role of other people in your learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write on your wiki page </li></ul></ul>15%
  9. 9. Graded Assignments! <ul><li># 3 – Essay on Theoretical Perspectives as Ways of Knowing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 to 8 pages, double spaced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use 6 th edition APA writing guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draws primarily on the theoretical perspectives introduced in classes 7 and 8 </li></ul></ul>25%
  10. 10. Graded Assignments! <ul><li># 4 – Principles of Adult Learning at Work Today: Traditional and Contemporary Approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorm ideas in class for this paper in teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing workshops in class – introduce you to APA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library session to learn search strategies and appropriate databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 to 12 pages, APA format </li></ul></ul>30%
  11. 11. Graded Assignments! <ul><li># 5 – Weblog as a Reflective Journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e-Portfolio requirement for M.Ed. In Adult Learning students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal reflections prior to selected class sessions on class readings and discussions: what are you learning? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog buddies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog also hosts the World Within assignments </li></ul></ul>15%
  12. 12. Any suggestions? Ideas? Possible changes? Reactions? Concerns?
  13. 13. Let’s Take a Look at the Wiki You’ll receive an invitation to join this site Evaluation criteria: Rubrics and Grading Standards
  14. 14. What is a learning community? What kind of community do you want to have in this class?
  15. 15. Syllabus and assignments are on the Wiki http://adultlearning2009.wetpaint.com See you next week!

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