Program Design Groundwork

Indicate which of the two (2) scenarios from the Assignments Overview you have chosen as your mission. In this first assignment, you will lay the groundwork for your program design.

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

1.    Discuss three (3) factors that led you to choose your scenario (e.g., professional experience, personal experience, future career goals).

2.    Find and review three (3) articles from the Strayer University Library/Resource Center on adult learners. Explain how you will use what you learned from these articles to develop your program.        Note: You can access the Strayer University Library/Resource Center by clicking on the Resource Center link at the top of your Blackboard course shell; then, search for “adult learners”.

3.    Discuss two (2) methods that you will employ to create support for your program from internal or external stakeholders.

4.    Complete a Needs Analysis for your program. Note: You may use Exhibit 6B “Elements of a Formally Structured Needs Assessment” as a model in creating your Needs Analysis.

5.    Use at least four (4) quality peer-reviewed academic resources written within the past five (5) years. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

6.    Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

a.    Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

b.    Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student's name, the professor's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

c.    Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

·         Differentiate the needs of adult learners compared to other types of learners.

·         Examine the purposes of adult education programs and curriculum.

·         Explain the relationship between learning theories/models and program/curriculum design.

·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in adult learning curriculum design and development.

·         Write clearly and concisely about adult learning curriculum design and development using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using rubric.

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