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Last updated: October 2021   


 All textbook information is tentative. Please refer to the bookstore for the final textbook list.
Course Offerings for Winter 2022 
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.

Roselynn Verwoord
ADED 325**

Teaching Adults

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

Chris Campbell
ADED 365

ADED in Canada: Indigenous

Amea Wilbur & Marlene Atleo 
ADED 405

Diversity in Adult Education

Taslim Damji 
ADED 408 * **

Assessing Adult Learning

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

Doug Mauger
ADED 415 **

Facilitating e-Learning

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

Doug Mauger
ADED 422

Wellbeing and Lifelong Learning

Cullen, M., & Pons, G.B. (2015). The mindfulness-based emotional balance workbook. New Harbinger.


Seligman, M. (2012). Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and wellbeing. Free Press.

Seonaigh MacPherson
ADED 435

Facilitating Adult Learning

Merriam, Sharan B. & Baumgartner, Lisa M. (2020). Learning in adulthood: A comprehensive guide, fourth edition. Jossey-Bass.
Amea Wilbur 
TESL 410

Teaching a Second Language

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

Amea Wilbur 
TESL 420

Curriculum & Assessment in Second Language Education

Coombs, C., Folse, K., & Hubley, N. (2007). A Practical Guide to Assessing English Language Learners.  Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.


Richards, J.C. (2017). Curriculum Development in Language Teaching (2nd Ed.) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Tanis Sawkins 
TESL 433

Second Language Practicum

No textbook required.

Amea Wilbur 
MBTL 708

Mindfulness-Based Teaching, Learning and Leading

Semple, R. & Willard, C. (2019). The mindfulness matters program for children and adolescents: Strategies, activities, and techniques for therapists and teachers. The Guilford Press. 


Woods, S., & Rockman, P. (2021). Mindfulness-based stress reduction: Protocol, practice, and teaching skills. New Harbinger.

Seonaigh MacPherson

MBTL 710

Mindfulness Practice

Analayo (2018). Satipatthana meditation: A practice guide. Windhorse Publications.

Seonaigh MacPherson


Tentative Course Offerings for Summer 2022 (subject to change)
ADED 310

Fundamentals of Adult Education

ADED 320 *

Adult Learning

ADED 350

Storytelling and the Reflective Practitioner

ADED 380

Educational Technologies

ADED 423

Advanced MBSR

ADED 425 **

Curriculum Design for Adult Learning

MBTL 721

Mindfulness in Research & Practice



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

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


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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