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EDC 371 : Human Learning and Development

Course Description

3 college credit hours

This course looks at two areas of study: adult development and adult learning. For years, adulthood, compared to childhood and adolescence, was considered to be a period of relative stability during which little change took place. Recently, however, interest in and investigations into the changes that occur during the adult years have increased. It has been discovered that these years are dynamic and characterized by frequent and often dramatic changes.

Official UT Austin Course Description
An elective course for advanced students. Intensive investigations of instruction problems. Designed for practitioners who work with adult learners and for adults who desire a better awareness of and insight into their potential as learners. Key concepts of adult development and the interactive physical, psychological, and social factors are explored and related to the adult learner and the specific learning environment. Reading and application exercises provide the student with opportunities to gain both an understanding of the adult learner and skills in applying adult learning theory to practical learning situations.

Upper-division standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education, or consent of the education adviser.

Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.

Graded Assessments
10 assignments
1 exam (taken at approved testing site)

Textbook(s) and Materials
Merriam, Sharan B and Rosemary S. Caffarella. Learning in Adulthood. Jossey-Bass, 1991.
ISBN 1-55542-312-4

Bee, Helen L. The Journey of Adulthood, 3rd ed. Macmillan, 1996.
ISBN 0-02-308116-3

Course Fees (exam proctoring fees may apply and are not included)


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