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Olathe Campus Course Schedule Spring 2022

EDACE 886 

Coaching for High Performance1

KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours) 

Instructor:  Dr. Judy Favor

Class sessions at K-State Olathe – Tuesdays – January 18th-March 8th; 5:30–9:30 p.m.

This course focuses on group and team behavior and processes in the adult education environment. Various factors that impact group behavior, processes, and effectiveness will be examined and participants will learn skills needed to more effectively manage and facilitate groups and teams of adults to achieve organizational objectives, accomplish tasks, and fulfill individual members’ needs.

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EDACE 847

Adult Learning and Motivation 3,4

KSIS Class #: TBA  (3 credit hours)  

Instructor:  Dr. Judy Favor

Meets at the K-State Olathe Campus–Tuesdays–March 22nd through May 10th; 5:30-9:30pm (Distance students may join via Zoom.) 

This course is an overview of significant learning and motivational theories and the educational implications for adult educators. Students will develop an awareness of what learning is and how it occurs, examine current and developing concepts on learning and motivation, and explore how adult learning is influenced by factors such as gender, race, and socioeconomic class. 

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Legend

1One of the 5 optional courses for the Leadership Dynamics Graduate Certificate.  Students must complete 2 of the 5 courses available. 

2One of the 7 possible courses  required for Doctoral curriculum.  Four of the six courses must be completed.

3Required for Adult Learning Graduate Certificate

4Elective

Online Course Schedule Spring 2022

EDACE 7145

International Education

KSIS Class #: TBA  (3 credit hours)     

Instructor: Dr. Kang

Online,  March 7th thru April 29thThis 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.

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EDACE 790

Characteristics of Adult Learning1,2

KSIS Class #: TBA  (3 credit hours), 

Instructor: Dr. Kang

Online, January 10th-March 4th

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. 

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EDACE 817

Reflective Practice in Social Justice Education3,5

KSIS Class #:TBA     (3 credit hours).  

Instructor: Dr. Yelich-Biniecki

Online, January 18th – May 6th

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.  

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EDACE 818

Critical and Social Issues in Adult Learning1

KSIS Class #: TBA  (3 credit hours).   

Instructor: Dr. Yelich-Biniecki

Online,  March 7th thru April 29th

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 on the premise that learning is affected by society, government, and economics.  Included is an in-depth examination between adult education and culture. 

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EDACE 835

Developing Teams and Leaders8,5

KSIS Class #: TBA  (3 credit hours).  

Instructor: Dr. Zacharakis

Online,  March 7th and April 29th

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.  

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EDACE 886  Adult Education Research1

KSIS Class #: TBA  (3 credit hours).   

Instructor:  Dr. Johnson

Online, January 10th thru March 4thThis 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 837

Quality Program and Staff Management7,5

KSIS Class #: TBA  (3 credits)   

Instructor:  Dr. Zacharakis

Online,  January 10th thru March 4th

Utilizes the use of adult learning theories of program administration to enhance student understanding of staff and team dynamics.  Focuses on developing interpersonal skills so that students can be more effective leaders, problem solvers, motivators, coaches, and change managers.

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EDACE 886 

Coaching for High Performance7

KSIS Class #:  TBA  (3 credit hours) 

Instructor:  Dr. Judy Favor

Meets at the K-State Olathe Campus – Tuesdays – January 18th-March 8th; 5:30–9:30 p.m.  (Distance students may join via Zoom.)

This course focuses on group and team behavior and processes in the adult education environment. Various factors that impact group behavior, processes, and effectiveness will be examined and participants will learn skills needed to more effectively manage and facilitate groups and teams of adults to achieve organizational objectives, accomplish tasks, and fulfill individual members’ needs.

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EDACE 847

Adult Learning and Motivation 2,5

KSIS Class #: TBA  (3 credit hours)  

Instructor:  Dr. Judy Favor

Online, March 9th-May 1st 

This course is an overview of significant learning and motivational theories and the educational implications for adult educators. Students will develop an awareness of what learning is and how it occurs, examine current and developing concepts on learning and motivation, and explore how adult learning is influenced by factors such as gender, race, and socioeconomic class. 

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EDACE 940

Adult Development and Learning4

KSIS Class #:  TBA (3 credits)  

Instructor: Dr. Fishback

Online,  March 9th thru May 11th

Mandatory Zoom class sessions: (5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) 3/09, 3/23, 4/06, 4/27, 5/11

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 learning.

Prerequisite:  Must be accepted in a doctoral program. 

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Legend

1 Required for Masters Degree in Adult Learning and Leadership and Doctoral

2Required for Adult Learning Graduate Certificate

3Required for Social Justice Education Graduate Certificate

4One of the 7 courses offered for Doctoral program.  Students must complete 4 of the 7 courses available. 

5Elective Course

7One of the 5 optional courses for the Leadership Dynamics Graduate Certificate.  Students must complete 2 of the 5 courses available. 

8Required for Leadership Dynamics Certificate

Olathe Campus Course Schedule Fall 2021

EDACE 8363,4  

Group Dynamics 

KSIS Class #: 18334    (3 credit hours)

Instructor:  Dr. Favor

 Tuesdays, August 24th thru October 12th , 5:30pm to 9:30pm.  

Note:  The course is currently planned to be held in the classroom at Olathe and via zoom. 

This course focuses on group and team behavior and processes in the adult education environment. Various factors that impact group behavior, processes, and effectiveness will be examined and participants will learn skills needed to more effectively manage and facilitate groups and teams of adults to achieve organizational objectives, accomplish tasks, and fulfill individual members’ needs.

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EDACE 975

Scholarly Writing6

KSIS Class #:  18335  (3 credit hours).

Instructor:  Dr. Yelich Biniecki

Online -October 21st thru December 9th

Zoom meetings – Thursdays, 10/21, 11/04,  11/18, 12/09, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Note:  The course is currently planned to be held via remote learning or zoom. 

This course enables students to develop the writing skills they need to become successful writers in their academic and post-academic careers. Course topics focus on students’ disciplines and include annotated bibliographies, critiques, and literature reviews.

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EDACE 7801

Introduction to Adult Learning and Leadership 

KSIS Class #: 13522   (3 credit hours)

Instructor:  Dr. Favor

Tuesdays, October 19th thru December 7th , 5:30pm to 9:30pm.  

Note:  The course is currently planned to be held in the classroom at Olathe and via zoom. 

This is a foundation course that acquaints the student with the diverse and evolving field of adult learning and leadership. It provides a systematic base for further studies in adult learning.   The broad purpose of this course is to have students explore the scope and significance of the field and its contributions to present-day learning in society. The student should leave this course with the beginning perspective of how adult learning emerged, how it is presently changing, and how it interrelates with other fields and disciplines.

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Legend

1 Required for Masters Degree in Adult Learning and Leadership and Doctoral required academic core

2Required for Adult Learning Graduate Certificate

3Elective Course

4One of the 5 optional courses for the Leadership Dynamics Graduate Certificate.  Students must complete 2 of the 5 courses available. 

5Required for the Leadership Dynamics Graduate Certificate

6Required for Doctoral Courses