Post Graduate Diploma Adult and Continuing Education
The Post Graduate Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) was developed by a team of adult educators who are themselves leaders in the field and some of whom are members of staff of the UWI Open Campus.
The programme aims to:
• provide a curriculum that fosters the andragogical principles of research-led teaching, critical inquiry of adult development as it relates to learning theory, self-directed learning, collaborative learning and reflective practice.
• examine competing histories of adult education activities in the Caribbean and conflicting social purposes, beliefs and assumptions that have guided those practices.
• provide students with the opportunity to engage in high quality scholarship and participatory / emancipatory research which will enable them to acquire a rigorous understanding of Caribbean adult education and of the cultural, political and historical contexts in which it occurs.
• develop a learning culture among students that would assist them in acting critically and competently in a variety of educational contexts.
• prepare students to engage in the progressive development of Caribbean adult education as practitioners/trainers.
Who is this programme for?
The Post Graduate Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education is for graduates who are working in or intending to work in the growing field of adult education.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education is a 21-credit diploma programme, comprising six 3-credit core courses and one 3-credit electives designed for 16 months of study.
When will the programme start?
This offering of the programme begins in January 2014 and runs for 16 months ending in April 2015.
In order to be considered for admission into Post Graduate Diploma ACE, an applicant must possess at least a second class Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, in Education, Sociology, Social Work or Psychology. The degree must be obtained from a recognized tertiary level institution. Consideration may also be given to persons with other degrees or a Teacher’s Diploma, and at least five years experience in an appropriate field.
All participants must take part in an orientation programme that introduces them to online study and prepares them for the demands of a UWI post-graduate programme.
Course of Study
EDAE6050 History and Philosophy of Adult Education
EDAE6051 Adult Development and Learning
EDAE6052 Adult Learning Principles and their application to Programme Planning
EDAE6053 Adult Education & Continuing Education in a socio-cultural and political context
EDAE6056 Introduction to Distance Education
EDAE6074 Course Design and Development in Distance Education.
Students are required to choose one (1) elective courses from the following:
EDAE6072 Educational Management and Administration in Adult Education & Continuing Education
EDAE6073 Language and Literacy
EDAE6077 Technical/ Vocational and Occupational Education