Adult Learning and Leadership
- Facilitating Adult Learning (3 credits) – A.M.
- Leadership and Self-Development (2 credits) – P.M.
Dates: September 7, October 6, November 2, December 7
The Fall semester will focus on building the critical skills related to creating optimal conditions for learning and development including leading self and others. Adult Learning sessions will help students develop their own philosophy of practice for facilitating adult learning, deepening knowledge of selected and applied relevant learning theories, techniques, strategies and models (experiential learning, self-directed learning, transformative learning, etc.). Sessions on leadership will focus on important areas such as coaching, feedback, critical reflection, systems thinking, clarifying vision and values as a leader.
Core skills and activities in the Fall modules include:
- Understanding the principles of adult learning theory
- Facilitating experiential and self-directed learning
- Understanding key issues in assessing and evaluating adult learning programs
- Increasing leadership capacity to coach and provide feedback to others
- Developing critical reflection and thinking
- Leveraging systems thinking to understand organizational change
- Clarifying one’s vision and values as a medical educational leader
- Forming collaborative research teams around a viable topic of inquiry