BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

EDUC-440 - Transformative Adult Learning - 3.00 Credits

EDUC-440 - Transformative Adult Learning - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course examines theories of transformative education within the field of Indigenous adult education, particularly theories that aim to foster individual and social transformation. Transformative learning theories will be explored within the history of critical transformative education in various political, economic, geographical, social and cultural contexts. Learners will engage in respectful dialogue, active listening, and self-reflection and consider how to design lesson plans that promote critical thinking and a shared responsibility for the learning, growth and transformation of Indigenous learners, families, communities and nations.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Building Indigenous Theory Micro-Credential - Micro-Credentiaal Completion Plan
  • Indigenous Adult Instructor Diploma - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ENGL-060 , English 12 or English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 35
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course learners should be able to:

    • identify and critique theories of social change and education;

    • discuss connections between critical theory, critical pedagogy and critical adult education;

    • discuss the key debates around Mezirow’s transformative learning theory;

    • distinguish between Freire and Gramsci’s contributions to radical adult education;

    • ·outline principal tenets of the feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppressive and spiritual perspectives on transformative education;

    • deconstruct oppression and the political, economic, geographical, social and cultural variables that impact transformative education;

    • articulate the value of transformative learning strategies in Indigenous adult learning spaces; and

    • design a transformative learning activity.

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    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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