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Teacher/Trainer Of Adults (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
0879
School:
Business and Hospitality

About the Program

This program will emphasize the theories and concepts as they apply to adult learning principles. This program will provide a formal background in practical skill competencies as they relate to the teaching or training of adults. While some individuals would like to enhance their training skills, others would like the opportunity to further their professional development. Overall, the focus is in the design, delivery and evaluation of materials in the teaching/training of adults.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
ADED1010 Introduction To Adult Learners
Description: A basic understanding of adult learning principles is essential when teaching or training adults. This course examines principles, theories and issues as they apply to adult learners. Topics include adult development and motivation, adult education, learner and instructional styles, writing instructional objectives, presentation strategies, as well as barriers to adult learning. The method of delivery will include lectures, reflective and experiential activities with lots of opportunity to practice the skills that you are learning in class.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
ADED1020 Ethics And The Professional Role
Description: Focusing on interpersonal skills and professional orientation within the organization, this course provides students the opportunity to identify their personal ethical philosophy within their organization and examine their roles in terms of ongoing professional development. The need for the development of professional standards is emphasized.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
ADED1030 Facilitation Skills
Description: The role of the facilitator is to enhance group and team effectiveness by creating a climate of collaboration. The emphasis of this course will be to explore the many facilitative styles required to be effective as they occur in a variety of situations. The importance of knowing group dynamics, stages of team development and managing dysfunctional behaviour within the group and/or team to maximize development and progress will be examined at length. Workshop design, experiential exercises, small group work, participating in teams and leading the group will give facilitators strategies, techniques, and process facilitation tools to respond to a wide range of unpredictable situations.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
ADED1040 Introduction To Needs Analysis
Description: A needs analysis provides value to organizations by providing a structured rationale to improve their current situation. Conducting a needs analysis will help determine the difference between the way things are and the way they should be. Stages in a needs analysis typically involve determining the facts about the current situation and identifying areas for possible improvement; gathering quantitative and qualitative data that will help identify those needs; and making a plan to address the needs identified. In this course, students will apply the process and steps required in the design of a needs analysis based upon a selected situation and propose an applicable solution to address the identified needs.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ADED1010 or OLRN1995
CoRequisites:
Details
ADED1050 Instructional Strategies
Description: This course provides hands-on practical experience in planning and conducting active learning opportunities and training sessions. It builds skills in lesson design so your sessions will enhance learning. You will gain insights into various instructional strategies that allow students and trainees the opportunity to attain learning outcomes. The course is highly participative, allowing you to explore specific instructional strategies, present them to the class, and get feedback and suggestions to improve your instructional skills.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ADED1010, ADED1030
CoRequisites:
Details
ADED1060 Measurement And Evaluation
Description: Examining fundamental principles in formative and summative evaluation is the focus of this course. Differences in terminology and application of selected methods for the measurement and evaluation of performance will be covered. Areas ranging from cost-benefit analysis to identifying performance competencies will be emphasized.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ADED1070, ADED1040, ADED1010
CoRequisites:
Closed
ADED1070 Program Development
Description: Students will use curriculum models to analyse needs and characteristics of target organizations or individual learners, identify desired goals and learning outcomes, and select appropriate instructional methods, resources and evaluation mechanisms. Curriculum planning will include analysis of logistics such as costs, materials, resources and facilities required to develop, market and implement programs.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: ADED1020, ADED1050, ADED1030
CoRequisites:
Closed
ADED1080 Teacher/Trainer Of Adults - Practicum
Description: Students will focus on a training project abiding by established guidelines. The Practicum will be done in a classroom setting. Demonstrating competence in terms of planning, designing and delivering an instructional unit is necessary in order to meet the requirements for the Teacher/Trainer of Adults certificate. Students should be prepared to deliver a 45-60 minute lesson.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: ADED1070
CoRequisites:
Closed
COMP1327 Developing a Course with Desire2Learn
Description: Desire2Learn is a learning management system that allows users to develop and manage a course in an online environment. This course is designed to introduce learners to the D2Lenvironment and familiarize them with the tools available. Learners will develop their own D2L course during this learning experience. Moderate computer and internet skills are required.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: ADED1010 or OLRN1995
CoRequisites:
Details
Annual Delivery Schedule
Course Code Course Title Fall Winter Spring
ADED1010 Introduction to Adult Learners
X X
ADED1020 Ethics and the Professional Role
X
ADED1030 Facilitation Skills
X X
ADED1040 Introduction to Needs Analysis
X
ADED1050 Instructional Strategies
X
ADED1060 Measurement and Evaluation
X
ADED1070 Program Development
X
COMP1327 How to Develop a Course with Desire2Learn X X X
ADED1080 Teacher/Trainer Practicum
(pre-requisite: all courses)
X X

All courses offered in-class are scheduled at the Doon (Kitchener) campus.

Important Note:
The following online courses may be taken as equivalent credits:
Adult Learning OLRN1995 (is equivalent to Introduction to Adult Learners ADED1010)
Assessment and Evaluation OLRN1050 (is equivalent to Measurement and Evaluation ADED1060)
Curriculum Development OLRN1200 (is equivalent to Program Development ADED1070)
Instructional Techniques OLRN1460 (is equivalent to Instructional Strategies ADED1050)

Please go to www.conestogac.on.ca/distance-learning/ontariolearn/ for information about these courses.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Aaren Hopkins, ahopkins@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 3205

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