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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

Fall 2020 Online Classes

EDACE 765 Integrating Technology into Curriculum
KSIS Class #: TBA (3 credit hours)
Instructor:  Dr. Haijun Kang
Dates: 8/17/2020-10/09/2020

This course includes an in-depth study of methods for integrating innovative technologies into the curriculum for adult learners. With an in depth understanding of adult learners, students will analyze learning theories and appropriate technologies for relevance, effectiveness, and alignment with course curriculum. 

EDACE 780 Introduction to Adult Learning and Leadership
KSIS Class #: TBA (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Jeff Zacharakis
Dates: 8/17/2020-10/09/2020

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.

EDACE 818 Critical and Social Issues in Adult Learning
KSIS #:  TBA (3 credit hours)
Instructor:  Dr. Susan Yelich-Biniecki
Dates: 8/17/2020-10/09/2020

Designed for adult learning and students and college or university personnel in sociology and related fields dealing with adults, this course focuses on the economic historical and sociocultural context in which learning takes place. Included is an in-depth examination of the relationship between adult learning and culture.

EDACE 822 International Adult Education and Literacy
KSIS #:  TBA (3 credit hours)
IInstructor:  Dr. Jeff Zacharakis
Dates: 10/12/2020-12/04/2020
This course will provide an introduction to the foundations of global, political, social-economic and educational issues facing international adult education and literacy students. Participants will examine the values, customs, mores, and communication styles of students from diverse cultures who speak English as a second language. The goal of this course is to broaden student perspectives on adult education and literacy instructional practices, and lifelong learning.

EDACE 830 Program Planning
KSIS #:  TBA (3 credit hours)
Instructor:  Dr. Haijun Kang
Dates: 10/12/2020-12/04/2020
This course includes an analysis of major approaches of program planning and development and discussion of assumptions related to successful program planning in several types of organizations. It outlines the importance of program planning and elements of a systematic planning process.

EDACE 839 Experiential Learning and Leadership
KSIS #: TBA   (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Bill McCollum
Online: 10/12/2020-12/04/2020
This course will be experientially based. Students will apply the theories and principles learned throughout the leadership dynamics program to a professional problem/setting. Students will present their experiences to a panel of academic and professional practitioners. (Pre-requisites EDACE 832, 835) Required for Leadership Dynamics Graduate Certificate.

Doctoral Courses

EDACE 880 Significant Literature
KSIS #:  TBA (3 credit hours)
Instructor:  Dr. S. Jane Fisback
Dates: 10/12/2020-12/04/2020
In this course, participants will interpret and critique significant literature of adult education from current and historical perspectives.  Particular attention will be given to analyzing major philosophical frameworks within adult education.  Based on individual or research interests, each participant will construct an adult education proposal or paper for a conference or journal. 

* required courses for the Master’s degree
+ elective courses for Leadership Dynamics Graduate Certificate
++ required course for Adult Learning Graduate Certificate

Fall 2019 Online Classes

EDACE 780 Introduction to Adult Learning and Leadership
KSIS Class #: 13825 (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Judy Favor
Tuesdays, August 27–October 15, 2019

This course will meet synchronously via Zoom from 5:30 to 9:30 pm 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.

EDACE 835 Developing Teams and Leaders
KSIS Class # 15444 (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Bill McCollum
Thursdays, August 22 – October 24, 2019

This course will meet synchronously via Zoom from 5:30 to 9:30 pm (No class sessions Sept. 27 – Oct. 23) Adult education theory and adult learning principles are emerging as 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. To compliment the course readings, students will be asked to share their professional experiences with team and leader development.


EDACE 832 Inter/Intrapersonal Communication
KSIS Class #: 16624 (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Judy Favor
Tuesdays, October 22– December 10, 2019
This course will meet synchronously via Zoom from 5:30 to 9:30 pm (No class November 26) This course examines various psychological and sociological factors that impact leadership.   Through examining topics like motivation, communication and presentation styles, cognitive processing, learning styles and conflict management, students gain a deeper understanding of how these factors affect their personal leadership style and impact the adults they are leading

++EDACE 765 Integrating Technology into Curriculum
KSIS# 17846
Instructor Dr. Haijun Kang
8/26/2019 – 10/18/2019
This course includes an in-depth study of methods for integrating innovative technologies into the curriculum for adult learners. With an in depth understanding of adult learners, students will analyze learning theories and appropriate technologies for relevance, effectiveness, and alignment with course curriculum.

*EDACE 780 Introduction to Adult Learning and Leadership
KSIS# 17988
Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Zacharakis
8/26/2019 – 10/18/2019
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.

EDACE 816 Foundations of Social Justice Education
KSIS# 17852
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
8/26/2019 – 10/18/2019
This course focuses on 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, and agricultural education.

*EDACE 830 Program Planning
KSIS# 17855
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
10/21/2019 – 12/14/2019
This course includes an analysis of major approaches of program planning and development and discussion of assumptions related to successful program planning in several types of organizations. It outlines the importance of program planning and elements of a systematic planning process.

+EDACE 837 Quality Programs and Staff Management
KSIS# 17854
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
10/21/2019 – 12/14/2019
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.

Doctoral Courses

EDACE 940 Adult Development Theory
KSIS# 17853
Instructor: Dr. Jane Fishback
This course will meet synchronously via Zoom from 5:30 to 9:30 pm Thursdays: August 29; September 12 & 26; October 3, 17, 31; November 14 & 21; December 5, 2019

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.

EDACE 986 Orientation to Doctoral Studies
KSIS# 14443
Instructor: Dr. Royce Ann Collins
This course will meet synchronously via Zoom from 5:30 to 9:30 pm Mondays: October 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18, 25 & December 2, 19, 2019

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.

* required courses for the Master’s degree
+ elective courses for Leadership Dynamics Graduate Certificate
++ required course for Adult Learning Graduate Certificate