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ASCI 654 : Adult Teaching and Learning Techniques

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Adult Teaching and Learning Techniques
The major instructional strategies used in education with particular emphasis on higher education and adult learning are the core of this course. Multiple approaches as they relate to academic disciplines and grade levels are studied. The unique "cockpit classroom" environment will be discussed and evaluated.

This class is designed to critically examine and analyze current approaches to adult learning, conduct a comprehensive review of how adults learn, and propose ways to develop more creative, up-to-date adult education programs with the emphasis on an aviation environment. Extensive examples of innovative and successful programs from a wide variety of settings will be used.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Recognize the uniqueness as well as the commonalties of the adult learning processes through a review of core adult leaning principles and learning theories.

2. Differentiate between the alternate interpretations and applications of Andragogy after the review and analysis of existing aviation education/training programs, as well as a review of the literature.

3. Identify teaching techniques, tools, and methods that apply to adult learners and select the most appropriate to specific aviation related instructional objectives.

4. Evaluate specific teaching methods in adult teaching/learning using aviation education/training examples.

5. Appraise and explain the adult student evaluation methods to include tests and other measurements and the assigning of grades, as it applies to aviation related education/training examples.

6. Research aviation adult education evaluation practices and student outcomes assessment associated with the process.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate the wide range of contexts in which adult learning takes place, to include the aviation community.

2. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Jeffrey Atwood, Ed. D. - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kent Anderson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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