Week 6 – Final Project
Presentation: Applying Adult Learning Theory
[WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3]
The purpose of this presentation is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by creating a mock presentation that demonstrates your working knowledge of adult learning theory as applied to discussions, assignments, and/or activities. Identify two discussions, assignments, or activities from the Course Guide PSY202 Course Guide downloadthat illustrate or can be explained in terms of the application of technology.
Scenario: You have been selected to present to your colleagues your working knowledge of adult learning theory for a professional development conference. Accordingly, you will create a presentation that demonstrates your ability to look at a course and critically assess use of discussions, assignments, and/or activities through the application of adult learning theory.
Create a presentation that is professionally designed, including title and references slides. You must Add Speaker Notes to Your Slides (Links to an external site.), which provide your commentary on the items listed below. You can also find information on how to add speaker notes in the Ashford Writing Center’s How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external site.) resource.
- Assess how discussions, assignments, and/or activities are reflective of and informed by adult learning theory.
- Assess critically how discussions, assignments, or activities reflect experience and learning: mixture of content and process, absence of excessive judgement and/or engagement in purposeful endeavors.
- Evaluate how the discussions, assignments, and/or activities demonstrate one or more of Wlodkowski’s motivational conditions (i.e., establishing inclusion, developing attitude, enhancing meaning, and/or engendering confidence).
- Explain how technology is integrated in the discussions, assignments, or activities.
- Analyze how critical thinking has been integrated in the discussions, assignments, and/or activities; fostering critical reflection, building a learning community, practicing dialogical conversation and/or lived experience learning.
Each of these items should be explained and supported with reference to adult learning theory.
- Must be 15-20 slides in length (not including title and references slides) and formatted according to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation (Links to an external site.)
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- For further assistance with the formatting and the title slide, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).
- Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your presentation.
- For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Ashford Writing Center sources.
- Must use at least five credible sources, at least one of which is scholarly, in addition to the course text.
- The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you choose to use a credible website as one of your sources, this What is CRAAP? (Links to an external site.) tip sheet can assist you to evaluate the credibility of the website. See as well the Evaluating Sources (Links to an external site.) tutorial from the Ashford University Library. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this presentation, contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for an assignment. The Integrating Research (Links to an external site.) tutorial will offer further assistance with including supporting information and reasoning.
- Must apply APA style to document within your writing where you found information, quotes, and research as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s resource on Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.).
- Must include a separate references slide that is formatted according to APA style. See the Formatting Your Reference List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
- Review the Writing Center’s Grammarly (Links to an external site.) page before you submit your presentation; set up a Grammarly account (if you have not already done so), and use Grammarly to review a rough draft of your assignment. Then, carefully review all issues identified by Grammarly and revise your work as needed.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.