Program Planning and Methods in Adult Learning

Program Planning and Methods in Adult Learning

Develop a program plan for an actual or theoretical program.

Using what you have learned from the course readings and from the reflection questions and other assignments, develop a plan for a program. Your plan can be something practical that you can apply in your work, school or community activities, or it can be a theoretical program you would like to offer at some point in the future.

Describe how you would develop and deliver the program. You may want to include tables, charts, or diagrams to explain elements of your program.

Focus your plan on the educational elements of the model. You are not expected to develop a detailed budget or marketing plan, but you should explain what factors you would consider in developing these two parts of the plan.

Be sure to consider context and ethical decision making throughout your program plan. Show this consideration by justifying the decisions you make. For example, if you choose to deliver your program as a full-day, face-to-face workshop, explain why you chose that time frame rather than a series of lunch-hour seminars or an online workshop or a site visit.

If you are developing a program you actually plan to deliver, be aware that the requirements of the assignment may not be the same as the requirements of your organization. For example, your assignment requires an explanation of the decisions you have made that reflects your understanding of the course content.

If you are developing a program that you will actually delivery, consider which details about your organization should remain private. For example, you do not need to include the names of individuals involved the program planning process or details about your organization. You can use pseudonyms or fictionalize details as required.