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Adult Education

Upcoming Course Offerings

All textbook information is tentative. Please refer to the UFV Bookstore for the final textbook list.

Course offerings are provided for planning purposes. Please refer to the UFV Timetables for final course offerings. 


Note: Single asterisk (*) indicates courses in the Workplace Education (WE) associate certificate  

Two asterisks (**) indicates required courses in the Integrated Learning Design (ILD) associate certificate


Offerings for Fall 2023 
ADED 210

Principles and Practices in Adult Education 

Required textbook:

Adult learning: linking theory and practice.  (2014). Merriam, S.B., & Bierema, L.L San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Tannaz Zargarian
ADED 305

Portfolio Development for PLAR 

Requires Department Approval

Required textbook:

Edit yourself: A manual for everyone who works with words. (2nd ed.). (1996). Ross-Larson, Bruce. New York: Norton.

Janice Johnson
ADED 320*

Adult Learning

Required textbooks:

Adult learning: Linking theory to practice.  (2014). Merriam, Sharan B. & Bierema, Laura L. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

How learning works: 7 research-based principles for smart teaching. (2010). Ambrose, S., Bridges, M.W., Lovett, M.C., DiPietro, M., & Norman, M.K. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tannaz Zargarian
ADED 325 

Teaching Adults

Required textbooks:

Teaching adults: A practical guide for new teachers.  (2015). Brockett, R.G. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher, 2nd Edition. (2017). Brookfield, Stephen D. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tannaz Zargarian

Mindfulness as Anti-Oppressive Practice 

Seonaigh MacPherson
ADED 340 *

Program Planning and Evaluation

Required textbook:

Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide. 4th (2021). Rosemary S. Caffarella, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Amea Wilbur
ADED 360

Adult Education in Canada: History and Trends

Required textbook:

Unearthing Canada’s Hidden Past: A Short History of Adult Education.  (2013). Welton, Michael.

Amea Wilbur
ADED 407*

Organizational & Workplace Learning

Required textbook:

Learning in Organizations An Evidence-Based Approach. 2nd (2021). Ford, Kevin. Routledge.

Douglas Mauger
ADED 410 

Adult Education and Social Change

No text required. 

Amea Wilbur
ADED 423 

Advanced Studies of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Required textbook:

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: A Comprehensive Guide to Facilitating the 8-Week MBSR Program. (2021). Woods & Rockman. New Harbinger.

Seonaigh MacPherson
TESL 400

Foundations of Second Language Education

Required textbook:

The practice of English language teaching. 5th. (2015). Harmer, J. Harlow: Pearson.

Chris Campbell
TESL 408

Principles and Practice Second Language Education

Required textbook:

Introduction to the Description of English Grammar.  (2011). Ivelina K. Tchizmarova , Murray Munro , Cliff Burgess Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Ivelina Tchizmarova


Upcoming Course Offerings

Tentative Course Offerings for Winter 2024

ADED 215





Foundations of e-Learning

Stavredes, T. (2011). Effective online teaching: Foundations and strategies for student success.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Conrad, R. & Donaldson, J.A. (2012). Continuing to engage the online learner: More activities and resources for creative instruction.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tannaz Zargarian





Trauma-Informed Pedagogy and Practice

Amea Wilbur & Brianna Strumm
ADED 365

Adult Education in Canada: Indigenous Peoples

Amea Wilbur

ADED 390



Research in Adult Education

How to Read, Evaluate, and Use Research. (2023). Nichols, Schutz, & Bahena. Sage.

Seonaigh MacPherson



ADED 408 */**



Assessing Adult Learning

The Art of Evaluation: A resource for Educators and Trainers. 2nd. (2009). Tara Fenwick  & Jim Parsons. ON: Thompson Educational Publishing.

Doug Mauger


ADED 415

Facilitating e-Learning

Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology. (2016). Millar, M Harvard University.

 Janice Johnson

ADED 421


Advanced Studies in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. (2019). Woods, S., Rockman, P., & Collins, E. Context Press.  (Optional text)

Seonaigh MacPherson

ADED 425** 


Curriculum Design for Adult Education

Creating significant learning experiences: An integrated approach to designing college courses. (2013). Fink, L. Dee. San Francisco, CA: Wiley / Jossey-Bass.

Seonaigh MacPherson



ADED 435 





Facilitating Adult Learning

Weimer, Maryellen. (2013). Learner-centred teaching: Five key changes to practice (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-1-118-11928-0. Also available as an e-book. 

Major, C.H, Harris, M.S., & Zakrajsek, T.D.(2021). Teaching for learning: 101 intentionally designed activities to put students on the path to success. NY: Routledge. (Paperback ISBN, also available as an e-book.

Tannaz Zargarian





TESL 410

Teaching a Second Language

The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners: Adult Education and Workforce Development.  (2019). Hellman, Harris & Wilbur. TESOL Press.

Amea Wilbur

TESL 420

Curriculum & Assessment in Second Language Education

Curriculum Development in Language Teaching 2nd. (2017). Richards, Jack. Cambridge.

TESL 433 Second Language Practicum TBA


While many are still adapting to online learning, Adult Education at UFV has been leading the way! I’ve taken online courses from other institutions, and UFV’s dedication to technologies made for my best overall online learning experience. The most important thing about my experience at UFV is the feeling that I mattered to the school and my instructors. I wasn’t just a faceless student, even in an online environment. 

  • – Lynn Cartan
  •    Educational Consultant, McMaster University
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