Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Contrast the similarities and differences between pedagogy and andragogy and analyze the traditional resident campus college student vs. the adult learner.
2. Analyze various historical and philosophical trends in education and judge which projects are appropriate for aviation education solutions.
3. Evaluate recent criticism of traditional instructional approaches in light of their historical foundations.
4. Analyze the criteria for quality learning objectives and develop learning objectives for an aviation continuing education program.
5. Evaluate the appropriateness of differing evaluation techniques associated with aviation education foundations and determine which are applicable and most appropriate for the specific aviation-related learning objectives.
6. Evaluate the characteristics of learners for assessment purposes to include key ethical and cross-cultural issues relevant to these learners.
7. Develop standards, measurement devices, and a feedback process for achievement in a specific aviation education program.
8. Defend the strategy and reasons for making normative educational decisions with emphasis on their rationality for teaching aviation courses.
9. Critique major areas of concern among education practitioners relating to defining and evaluating the quality of aviation education.
10. Develop a sequence and write performance objectives based upon instructional design.
11. Differentiate between deductive and inductive arguments and determine the rationality of various arguments as they relate to aviation education.
12. Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of language in educational decision- making and be able to recognize emotive force and ambiguity in the educational decision making process.
13. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).