Adult Education

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Important notes:

  • ADED 370 and ADED 470 can be scheduled during the winter semester
  • To order textbooks from UFV Bookstore select UFV Abbotsford Campus or UFV online.
  • ADED courses with a * are Workplace Education Certificate (WEC) courses.
  • Students near completion of the degree should contact the program advisor to be assisted with final requirements.
  • All program requirements must be completed in the winter semester in order to graduate in June of the same year.


Winter 2018
ADED 215

 Foundations of e-Learning 


Stavredes, T. (2011). Effective online teaching: Foundations and strategies for student success. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-0470578384. Also available as an e-book.


Conrad, R. & Donaldson, J.A. (2011). Engaging the online learner: Activities and resources for creative instruction. Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-1-118-01819-4. Also available as an e-book. 


Janice Johnson
ADED 320 *

Adult Learning


Ambrose, S., Bridges, M.W., Lovett, M.C. DiPietro, M., & Norman, M.K. (2010). How learning works: 7 research-based principles for smart teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-0-470-48410-4


Merriam, S.B., & Bierema, L.L (2014). Adult learning: linking theory and practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-1-118-13057-5

Douglas Mauger
ADED 340*

Program Planning and Evaluation


Rosemary S. Caffarella, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron. Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-0-470-77037-5 – 3rd Edition. 

Amea Wilbur 
ADED 423

Advanced Studies in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction


Stahl, B. & Goldstein, E. (2010). A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. New Harbinger Publications. ISBN:9781572247086 

Kabab-Zin, J. (2013). Full-Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. Random House Publishing Group, 2013 ISBN: 9780345539724

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.


Howell, Claire, Harris, Michael S., & Zakrajsek, Todd. (2016). Teaching for learning: 101 intentionally designed activities to put students on the path to success. NY: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-69936-5 (paperback). Also available as an e-book.

Janice Johnson & Roselynn Verwood
TESL 410

Teaching a Second Language


Ur, Penny (2012). A course in English language teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN-13: 978-1107684676 - 2nd Edition.

Gilmour Jope
TESL 420

Curriculum & Assessment in Second Language Education


Christison, M. & Murray, D. (2014). What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume III: Designing Curriculum. NY & London: Routledge. ISBN-10: 0415662559 / ISBN-13: 978-0415662550


Law, B. & Eckes, M. (2007). Assessment and ESL: An Alternative Approach. Winnipeg, MB:Portage & Main Press. 2nd edition. ISBN-10: 1553790936 ISBN-13: 978-1553790938

Centre for the Canadian Language Benchmarks

(2012). CLB Support Kit. Hardcopy $25 or free pdf versions available here:

CLS Support Kit

ISBN 978-1-897100-33-2 e-version ISBN 978-1-897100-63-9

(2014). Portfolio-Based Language Assessment: Guide for Teachers and Programs. Free pdf version available here:

Portfolio-Based Language Assessment: Guide for Teachers and Programs

No print version - just downloadable pdf from site


Seonaigh MacPherson
TESL 433 

Second Language Practicum


Farrell, T. (2015). Promoting Teacher Reflection in Second Language Education: A Framework for TESOL Professional. Routledge   

Seonaigh MacPherson



Summer 2018
ADED 310 

Fundamentals of Adult Learning


Spencer, B. & Lange, E. (2014).  The Purposes of Adult Education: An Introduction. Toronto, ON: Thompson Educational Publishing. ISBN – 13 9781550772456 – 3RD Edition


Janice Johnson

ADED 360 

Adult Education in Canada: History and Trends


Tara Fenwick, Tom Nesbit & Bruce Spencer, (2006). Contexts of Adult Education: Canadian Perspectives.  Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc. ISBN 9781550771602 – 1st Edition


Bruce Spencer, (2006). Purposes of Adult Education: A Short Introduction. Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc.ISBN-13: 978-1550771619 – 2nd Edition.


Amea Wilbur
ADED 420 

 Adult Education in the Global Context


Guo, S. & Lange, E. (2015). Transnational Migration, Social Inclusion, and Adult Education: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 146. Jossey-Bass. ISBN-13: 978-1119115205 – 1st Edition.


Roselynn Verwoord



Fall 2018
ADED 210

Principles and Practice of Adult Education -

Note: Directed Studies - Limit 6 Students


Groen, J. and Kawalilak, C. (2014). Pathways of adult learning: Professional and education narratives.
Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. ISBN: 97815513, 1st Edition


Janice Johnson
ADED 305 

Portfolio Development for Prior Learning Assessment Recognition

Note: Directed Studies -Limit 6 Students


Robins, M. (2010). Guide to portfolios: Creating and using portfolios for academic, career and personal success. New Jersey: Pearson (Prentice-Hall). ISBN-13: 9780137145331.

Ross-Larson, Bruce. (1996). Edit yourself: A manual for everyone who works with words. New York: Norton. ISBN-13: 978-0393313260 - 2nd Edition.


Janice Johnson
ADED 325 

Teaching Adults


Spalding, D. (2014). How to teach adults: Plan you class. Teach your students. Change the world. (Expanded Ed.) San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN-13 978-1118841365 – 1st Edition 

Amea Wilbur
ADED 340*

Program Planning and Evaluation


 Rosemary S. Caffarella, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron. Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-0-470-77037-5 – 3rd Edition. 

Amea Wilbur
ADED 365

Adult Education in Canada: Indigenous Peoples 


King, T. (2012). The inconvenient Indian: A curious account of Native people in North America. Toronto, ON: Random House of Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66421-9.


Amea Wilbur
ADED 408*

Assessing Adult Learning


Tara Fenwick  & Jim Parsons, (2009).  The Art of Evaluation: A resource for Educators and Trainers. Toronto, ON: Thompson Educational Publishing- ISBN – 9781550771664 – 2nd Edition  

Chris Campbell
ADED 422

Wellbeing and Lifeling Learning

Textbook: TBA 

Seonaigh MacPherson
ADED 425

Curriculum Design for Adult Learning

Textbook: TBA

Seonaigh MacPherson
TESL 400

Foundations of Second Language


Harmer, J. (2015). The practice of English language teaching (Fifth Edition). Pearson: New York.  ISBN-10: 1447980255

Chris Campbell
TESL 408

Applied Linguistics in Second Language Education 


Munro, Murray, Cliff Burgess, and Ivelina Tchizmarova. (2011). Introduction to the Description of English Grammar. Dubuque, Iowa, USA: Kendall Hunt Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-4652-0542-1   [cherry-colour cover]; also available as e-book:  ISBN: 978-1-4652-1002-9. 1st Edition


 Ivelina Tchizmarova


Winter 2019
ADED 320* Adult Learning  Amea Wibur
ADED 390 Research in Adult Education Chris Campbell
ADED 405 Diversity in Adult Education Seonaigh MacPherson
ADED 407* Organizational & Workplace Learning Chris Campbell
ADED 415 Facilitating e-Learning  Douglas Mauger
ADED 446 Community-based Adult Education Methods Amea Wilbur
ADED 472 Reflective Practice Janice Johnson
TESL 410 Teaching a Second Language Amea Wilbur
TESL 420 Curriculum and Assessment in Second Language Education Seonaigh MacPherson
TESL 433 Second Language  Chris Campbell & Amea Wilbur


Summer 2019
ADED 380 Educational Technologies TBA
ADED 410 Adult Education & Social Change  TBA
ADED 423  Advanced Studies of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction TBA



Since participating in the Adult Education program, I have incorporated many of the skills and concepts into my everyday work. I feel strongly that my involvement in the Adult Education program has enhanced my work, and has given me the critical thinking skills needed to develop new programming and further my career.

  • – Garrison Duke
  •    Director of Employment at Abbotsford Community Services

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