Spring 2021 Course Schedule

EDACE 790 Characteristics of Adult Learning
KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
Online, 01/11/2021- 3/05/2021

The purpose of the 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 Learning and the Brain

KSIS Class #: 17149 (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Sarah Fishback 

Online,  01/11/2021 – 3/05/2021

This course introduces students to major concepts and issues in adult development and aging that are relevant to adult learners. Developmental psychology presumes that human beings are changing creatures. Emphasis is on how change occurs over the life span and how education and the educational environment influence this change. Students examine the practical implications of research-based findings in the field of adult development, look at classic and current contributors to adult development, and become aware of major issues and disagreements in adult development, especially as it pertains to adult education. 

EDACE 886 Adult Education Research
KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Johnson
Online, 01/11/2021- 3/05/2021

This course will focus upon the fundamental principles and methods of social science research. Additionally, it will provide an opportunity for students to become critical readers of research-based literature in adult education by developing an understanding of the key aspects of quantitative, qualitative and action-based analytical methods and research traditions.  Note:  EDACE 886 satisfies the Research Methods requirement.  Students may complete either EDCEP 816 Research Methods (semester length) or EDACE 886 Adult Education Research.

EDACE 817 Reflective Practice in Social Justice Education
KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich-Biniecki
Online, 1/19/2021 – 5/07/2021

This course focuses on the application of principles of social justice education in informal and formal educational settings.  Student-conceptualized and implemented theory-to-practice social justice education projects serve as the capstone or culmination of the graduate certificate, with projects presenting powerful opportunities for students to foster social change and positively impact the communities in which they work. 

EDACE 835 Developing Teams and Leaders
KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Bill McCollum
Online, 3/08/2021 – 4/30/2021

Adult education theory and adult learning principles are emerging effective organizational tools to use when developing teams and leaders.  This course will examine how teams and leaders can be developed using adult education theory and adult learning principles.  Through this course, students will be able to analyze when it is appropriate to use these tools, their strengths, weaknesses and limitations.  

EDACE 714 International Education
KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
Online, 3/08/2021 – 4/30/2021

This course provides a contemporary overview of the field of comparative and international education. Different theoretical approaches will be introduced and students will utilize these approaches to understand current topics and issues related to international educational development. This course will also introduce students to institutions actively involved with educational development in diverse global settings.

EDACE 818 Critical and Social Issues in Adult Learning
KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich-Biniecki
Online, 3/08/2021 – 4/30/2021

This course is designed for adult and continuing education students and college or university personnel in sociology related fields dealing with adults.  It is based n the premise that learning is affected by society, government, and economics.  Included is an in-depth examination between adult education and culture. 

Advanced Doctoral Courses

EDACE 986 Introduction to Doctoral Studies
KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Royce Ann Collins
Online and Zoom Sessions,  3/08/2021-4/30/2021  (Zoom sessions will be on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CST)

This course is designed to be taken early in a doctoral student’s coursework. It provides an overview of the course sequence and dissertation process. The objective is to start students preparing for their dissertation early so they can finish in a timely manner. This course also addresses work-life balance between being a leader, a student, and having a family and personal life outside of work.

EDACE 916 Foundations of Adult Learning and Leadership
KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Jeff Zacharakis
Online: 01/20/2021 – 3/10/2021

This course is designed to develop a critical understanding of adult education in historical perspectives, contemporary institutions and programs, teaching-learning process, administrative practices, and conceptual roles.

These sessions will be delivered via Zoom for distance students; Others will meet at the Olathe campus.
Class sessions for face-to-face meetings will be 1/20/2021, 2/04/2021, 2/24/2021, and 3/10/2021 (5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CST).



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