SDMII521: Planning, Organization and Evaluation of Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning and Vocational Education & Training programs - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus

SDMII521: Planning, Organization and Evaluation of Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning and Vocational Education & Training programs

The aim of SDMII 521 is to familiarize students with the processes of designing, organizing and evaluating adult education programs in general education as well as in vocational education and training. More specifically, the Module discusses theories and models for the design of Continuing Education / Adult Education and Vocational Training programs in general and in particular the design of specific modules. Microteaching is also implemented. Moreover, emphasis is placed on the processes of diagnosing participants' educational needs and the role of educators in the processes of planning, organizing and evaluating programs. In particular, the role and characteristics of the adult educator, as well as the role of communication in adult learner groups, are examined. At the same time, emphasis is placed on issues related to the educational techniques used in adult learning programs, the types and utility of teaching resources, as well as the dynamics of the learning environment. Furthermore, adult education is being studied in relation to distance education. Finally, program evaluation approaches and issues related to the professionalization in the field are discussed.

Module content

  1. Planning and organizing programs
  2. Design of programs with emphasis on the diagnosis of educational needs
  3. Planning of modules and the role of the trainer in the planning process
  4. The role and characteristics of the trainer
  5. Communities of practice
  6. Supporting the learning process [I]: Techniques
  7. Supporting the learning process [II]: Means and environments
  8. Design of adult education and distance education programs
  9. Program design and social exclusion
  10. Program Evaluation [I]
  11. Program Evaluation [II]
  12. Professionalization of adult educators and quality assurance.

Additional Info

  • Κωδικός / Course Code: SDMII521
  • ECTS: 15
  • Τρόποι Αξιολόγησης / Assessment:
    • Written assignment 2: 20%
    • Written assignment 1: 20%
    • Graded educational activities: 10%
    • Exams: 50%
  • Διάρκεια Φοίτησης: Εξαμηνιαία (εαρινό)
  • Κόστος: 900 euro
  • Επίπεδο Σπουδών: Μεταπτυχιακό