This course builds upon a solid philosophical foundation in terms of course bedrock, pillars, and supports. It also considers the nature and needs of the adult learner in a quality post-secondary program through needs assessment and task analysis. The latter two tasks include the environmental scan, DACUM, the curriculum validation process, and the setting of learning targets in regard to expected course and institution-wide learning outcomes.
The learning outcomes embody both content and a performance standard. Around the core of needs and outcomes are teaching for understanding, educational taxonomies and supporting frameworks, and handing diversity in terms of program inclusion, differentiation, equity, and excellence. All components are packaged in terms of a brain-compatible classroom with facilitative mind-states, life skills, lifelong guidelines, and dispositions supporting significant and engaging lifelong learning. A quality program stresses equity and excellence while planning for the success of all learners.
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