EDU587: Adult Learning and Development

EDU587: Week 6 – Discussion

Week 6 – Discussion

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 Most Important Takeaway [WLO: 1] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3]

This student-led and moderated discussion format provides the chance to interact with your classmates at a scholarly level regarding any of the Week 1 through 5 topics. The format is designed to allow for autonomy and deep exploration of the content that is meaningful to you and your peers. Your instructor will participate in the discussions to clarify details or to provide guidance, support, and/or resources.

Your discussion may be generated from any topic, instructional material, resource, or assignment through all five weeks of course content. The topics must be aligned with the following:

  • Analyze the concept of adult learning theory in one’s own learning.
  • Analyze the concept of adult learning theory as related to current or future professional career.

The subject matter and approach of your initial post is open-ended and should draw on the interests and experience of the students in course. Your post should contain an introduction to the topic (150 to 200 words), and one or more open-ended questions.

Guided Response: Respond to at least two peers by Day 5. Extend and critically respond to your peers’ comments on the subject matter, comparing and contrasting what you found interesting, valuable, and perhaps not-so-valuable about topics presented in the course.

Though two replies is the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning, you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have given to you, including the instructor. Responding to the replies given to you will further the conversation and provide additional opportunities for you to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real-world experiences with this topic. In addition to offering comments, question your peers about their responses to encourage further conversation.

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