As more sectors transform themselves and seek workers with relevant skills, the training and adult education sector here - which play a crucial role in building up a skilled workforce - will grow. Teaching adult learners and planning adult curriculum becomes increasingly complex in the 21st century, calling for innovation and going beyond the traditional pedagogy. An adult educator needs to know how to engage, inspire and lead learning in the 21st century.
This programme affords excellent opportunities for participants to be equipped with the latest innovative knowledge and skills for adult education. Over and above the fundamentals of pedagogy and assessment practices, the programme will show how learning can be designed to accommodate different learner characteristics, preferences and goals, whilst leveraging on the creative use of cutting-edge learning technologies.
Pitched to meet the demands and needs of current educational training and development sector, this programme places emphasis on current trends in adult learning and the latest pedagogical approaches in different settings. Through courses in learning needs analysis, learning analytics and action research methods, participants will also be equipped to conduct their own critical inquiry or investigation in the field. Participants wishing to embark and specialise in management studies or investigative work, in relation to adult learning, is able to do so towards the end of the programme.
Taught by experienced, well-qualified academics and practitioners, this programme will broaden knowledge of key learning constructs, and deepen professional learning in specialist subfield areas. It will also advance key skillsets through critical inquiry and data-driven approaches.
Unique features of the programme:
- Designed to nurture a passion for inquiry in the area of adult and lifelong learning. It allows adult learners to contextualise their learning in a manner appropriate to their own professional practice in educational institutions, workplace or community settings.
- Offers a choice to embark on a specialisation track catered to one's interest – Practitioner track, Leadership and Management track or Research track.
- Offers a broad base knowledge and skills in adult learning grounded in the latest research findings.
- Provides tools to solve issues encountered in adult learning settings with confidence and creativity.
- Offers a pathway for participants to conduct a study of interest to his or her organisation in relation to adult teaching, training and development.
- Introduces the latest approaches in learning design and analytical techniques for planning, executing and guiding training programmes.
- Consisting of coursework, project work and/or action research, the Master's level courses are designed to enhance professional skills and help one to acquire a deeper understanding of a specific area of knowledge.