2021-2022 Catalog

EAD 507 Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners

Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners provides a substantial grounding in the skills and abilities associated with effective teaching or training in adult contexts. By examining current approaches and best practices, students build their skills and emerge with a “tool kit” of strategies to facilitate learning in a variety of settings and with diverse groups of learners.  Educators working with adult students in educational or business settings also need a foundation in the legal and ethical dimensions that will inform their practice such as including students with disabilities, universal design, sexual harassment, and workplace or campus violence. 




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Assess instructional trends in adult education.
  3. Compare and contrast instructional strategies to find best practices for adult learners.
  4. Examine legal or ethical issue pertaining to adult instruction.
  5. Evaluate ethical theories to create a personal ethical philosophy and use it to create recommendations for an actual ethical dilemma.