EDU 500 – Adult Learning Theory
(Prerequisite: EDU505 Contemporary Issues in Education or EDU525 Perspectives of Adult Education)
Week 1 Discussion
“Adult Learning in Contemporary Society” Please respond to the following:
· Examine the fundamental impact of demographics and technology on contemporary adult learning overall. Speculate on the potential impact that either demographics or technology changes might exert in shaping the trajectory of adult education ten (10) years from now. Justify your response.
· From the e-Activity, examine Marshall McLuhan’s half-century- old perspective of technology’s role in influencing learning within the global village—a concept McLuhan had coined. Next, evaluate the relevance of McLuhan’s pronouncements in relation to technology’s fundamental role in adult education policies and practices within today’s global village.
Merriam, S. B., Caffarella, R. S., & Baumgartner, L. M. (2007). Learning in adulthood: A comprehensive guide (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Wiley.