Summer 2020 Enrollment opens March 23, 2020

EDACE 816, Foundations of Social Justice

KSIS Class #:  TBA (3 credit hours)

Instructor:  Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki

Online, May 4th thru June 19th

This course introduces the concept of social justice education (SJE) and focuses on the various theoretical lenses from which SJE can be viewed. The course introduces the principles of social justice education that promote equitable, sustainable, and transformative change in various formal and non-formal educational settings across the lifespan. The course integrates theoretical and practical aspects of social justice in local, national and international settings such as K-12 formal education, higher education, adult education, community development, and family education, agricultural education, and many more.

EDACE 845, Social Media in the 21st Century

KSIS Class #:  TBA (3 credit hours)

Instructor:  Dr. Haijun Kang

Online, May 4th thru June 19th

This course exposes students to the most popular social media and helps them understand the promise and challenge that social media has brought to 21st century working adults. Example topics include but not limited to Social Media and adult learning, Social Media in the workforce, new technology literacy in 21st century, etc. Students will have opportunity to experience the use of some of the social media covered in the class and will also be given guidance on how to conduct research on current social media. 

EDACE 785, Designing Classroom Instruction and Curriculum

KSIS Class #:  TBA (3 credit hours)

Instructor:  Dr. Royce Ann Collins

Online, May 4th thru June 19th

This course focuses on the systematic approach to designing curriculum for adult learners. Components discussed include: a) identifying and writing instructional goals and objectives; b) identifying skills and knowledge to be included in instruction; c) analyzing learners and the context of the instruction; d) writing learning objectives and outcomes; e) designing instructional strategies; f) developing instructional materials including any adding blended learning techniques; g) designing and conducting formative evaluation of instruction, creating rubrics and assessments for learning outcomes; and h) designing and conducting summative evaluations. Transfer of learning and assessment concepts are the major focus of this course.

EDACE 820, Principles of Teaching Adults

KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours)

Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki

Online, June 22nd thru August 7th

This course reviews the basics of teaching adults. Participants explore a variety of methods and techniques for teaching adults and examine the strengths, weaknesses, and appropriate applications of these methods and techniques to different adult education environments. Although theory is presented, the emphasis is on learning and sharing approaches to use in practice.

EDACE 886,  Digital Leadership Development

KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours)

Instructor:  Dr. Haijun Kang

Online, June 22nd thru August 7th

This course provides an essential introduction into digital leadership development. It helps students acquire the skills and competencies required of educational leaders and administrators to make well-grounded decisions in providing leadership on planning and designing digital learning environments and experiences. This course will also discuss social, ethical, and human issues related to digital leadership development

EDACE 790,  Characteristics of the Adult Learner

KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours)

Instructor:  Dr. S. Jane Fishback, 

Zoom, May 13th thru June 14th, 5:30 to 9:30pm

Zoom is available for Distance students to the Olathe site courses:

The purpose of this course is to help the student gain increased knowledge about the characteristics of adults and how these impact learning. Students will be asked to develop a critical understanding of relevant theories, concepts, and research. Lastly, they will develop a better understanding of themselves as an adult learner.

EDACE 886, Teaching and Leading Multi-generations of Adults 

KSIS Class #:  TBA (3 credit hours)

Instructor:  Dr. Royce Ann Collins

Zoom,  July 20, 23rd, 27th, 30th, August 3rd & 6th, 5:30 to 9:30pm

This course will examine the traits of generations as defined as age cohort that shares unique formative years. The context of teaching and leading multigenerations will be addressed. Students will learn how to apply concepts to foster communication and collaboration of all generations present.

EDACE 986,  Adult Education Profession

KSIS Class #:  TBA (3 credit hours)

Instructor:  Dr. Jeffrey Zacharakis

Online, May 11th thru June 26th

Residency, Olathe Campus, May 26th thru 29th

This course is limited to doctoral students. For doctoral students fulfilling their practicum requirements, the following Residency Course is being offered.  Doctoral students  must attend the residency portion ( May 26th thru May 29th) onsite, 9am to 4:30pm, at the Olathe Campus.  

This course is designed to assist doctoral students understand the importance in participating in professional organizations, attending professional conferences, and developing and submitting successful conference research proposals. Each student will write and submit a paper proposal for a national conference, and write the first draft of their paper for conference proceedings or archives.





Categories: College of Education, Course Schedule, Doctoral Program, Graduate School

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