Adults and Professional Learning

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU567
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Mark Hutchinson


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Adults and Professional Learning

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Critically evaluate concepts framing adult learning in order to determine and appraise underlying worldview assumptions
  2. Explain in detail the biblical awareness of adult learning applicable to, and enriching of, the practices of educators
  3. Assess professional development for adult learners in relation to a biblical worldview, andragogical concepts, and claims relating to refined teaching 

Subject Content

  1. A Theory of Adult Learning
  2. Andragogy in Practice (Part One)
  3. Andragogy in Practice (Part Two)
  4. Theories of Learning and Teaching (Part One)
  5. Theories of Learning and Teaching (Part Two)
  6. Adult Learning and the Idea of Control
  7. Adult Learning and Being Wise

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online
  • Intensive (5 days of classes/7 hours per day followed by 85 hours reading, writing and assignments)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester)

Check timetables for subject availability and mode of delivery

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Essay (10%)
  • Oral presentation (40%)
  • Professional learning Investigation or Policy and plan (50%)

Prescribed Text

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