Adult Education

Upcoming courses

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 (WE) Associate certificate 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.


Adult Education Department

Independent Studies (for Specific Courses) Guidelines 

The Department of Adult Education, consistent with UFV practices, offers to provide students with the opportunity to do independent studies of specific courses given the following: 

  • the course is not offered in the final calendar year of a student's program
  • the course is required for graduation with a credential
  • (by inference of the above) the course would delay a student's timely graduation in the May convocation or for some other reasonable deadline linked to credential completion

 If a student meets the above terms, the process for requesting an independent study is to first get an approval of the Head before the course is opened as a CRN. Once opened, it is listed as available for 6 students, but it is not the practice of the Department to fill the course with students who do not meet the above terms.

These guidelines are intended to support students to complete credentials in a timely manner. There needs to be a faculty member who has taught the course in the past or the near future who is willing to supervise. The limits are placed to avoid jeopardizing the ability of the regularly scheduled course to fill and proceed in its designated term.


Fall 2019 
ADED 305

Portfolio Development for Prior Learning Assessment Recognition                                                        

Note: Directed Studies -Limit 6 Students

Required textbooks: 

Penny Light, Tracy, Chen, Helen L. & Ittelson, John C. (2011). Documenting learning with ePortfolios: A guide for college instructors. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN-13: 978-0470636206


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

Janice Johnson
ADED 320*

Adult Learning

Required textbook:

Merriam, Sharan B. & Bierema, Laura L. (2014). Adult learning: Linking theory to practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-1-118-13057-5 (hardback). ISBN: 978-1-118-41631-0 (epub). 

Janice Johnson
ADED 340*

Program Planning and Evaluation

Required textbook:

Caffarella, R. S. & S. R. Daffron. (2013). Planning programs for adult learners: A practical guide. (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Amea Wilbur
ADED 360

Adult Education in Canada: History and Trends

Required textbooks:

Tara Fenwick, Tom Nesbit & Bruce Spencer. (2006). Contexts of Adult Education: Canadian Perspectives. Thompson Educational. Toronto, ON. 978-1-55077-160-2


Michael Welton. (2012). Unearthing Canada's Hidden Past: A Short History of Adult Education. Thompson Educational. Toronto, ON. ISBN 978-1-55077-228-9

Amea Wilbur
ADED 365

Adult Education in Canada: Indigenous Peoples 

Required textbooks:

Davidson, Sara Florence & Davidson, Robert. (2018). Potlatch as Pedagogy. Portage & Main Press Winnipeg, MA. ISBN 978-1-55379-774-6.

Battiste, Marie (Editor) & Barman, Jean (Editor). (1995). First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds. UBC Press. Vancouver, BC. ISBN 0-7748-0517-X.


Amea Wilbur & Lorna Andrews
ADED 420

Adult Education in a Global Context

Required textbook:

Guo, S. & Lange, E. (Eds.) (2015). Transnational migration, social inclusion, and adult education. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, number 146.

Chris Campbell
ADED 421

Advanced Studies in MBCT 

Teasdale, J., Williams, M. & Segal, Zindel V. (2014) The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress. The Guildford Press. ISBN 978-1462508143


Seonaigh MacPherson

& Pat Rockman

ADED 425

Curriculum Design for Adult Learning

Required textbook:

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

Doug Mauger
TESL 400

Foundations of Second Language Education

Required textbook:

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

Chris Campbell
TESL 408

Applied Linguistics in Second Language Education 

Required textbook:

Ivelina K. Tchizmarova , Murray Munro , Cliff Burgess (2011). Introduction to the Description of English Grammar. Kendall/Hunt Publishing, ISBN 9781465205421

Ivelina Tchizmarova 
MBTL 700

Introduction to Mindfulness: Research, Theory, & Practice

Required textbook:

Kirk Warren Brown (Editor), J. David Creswell (Editor), Richard M. Ryan (Editor). (2015) Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory, Research, and Practice. New York, NY The Guilford Press. ISBN 9781462525935


Seonaigh MacPherson




Winter 2020
ADED 310 Fundamentals of Adult Education                                                                                                                 TBA                                          
ADED 325 Teaching Adults Janice Johnson
ADED 390  Research in Adult Education  Chris Campbell
ADED 407* Organizational & Workplace Learning  Chris Campbell
ADED 408* Assessing Adult Learning  Doug Mauger
ADED 423 Advanced MBSR

Seonaigh MacPherson 

ADED 472 Reflective Practice TBA
TESL 410 Teaching a Second Language Education Amea Wilbur
TESL 420 Curriculum and Assessment in Second Language Education TBA
TESL 433 Second Language Education Practicum  Amea Wilbur & TBA
MBTL 708

Mindfulness-Based Teaching, Learning & Leading

Seonaigh MacPherson &

Pat Rockman


Summer 2020
ADED 320*                 Adult Learning                                                                                                                                                TBA 
ADED 330T Project-based Learning
Chris Campbell
ADED 415  Facilitating e-Learning     Doug Mauger
ADED 421 Advanced Studies in MBCT      Pat Rockman
MBTL 710 Mindfulness Practice     Seonaigh MacPherson & Pat Rockman
MBTL 721 Mindfulness in Research & Practice

Seonaigh MacPherson &

Pat Rockman


Tentative Course Offerings for Fall 2020*
maybe subject to change
ADED 215           Foundations of e-Learning                                                                                                                                            Janice Johnson
ADED 305 Portfolio Development for Prior Learning Assessment Recognition                           
Janice Johnson
ADED 325 Teaching Adults  TBA 
ADED 350 Storytelling & the Reflective Practitioner TBA 
ADED 407 Organizational & Workplace Learning TBA 
ADED 420 ADED in a Global Context


ADED 423 Advanced Studies in MBSR TBA 
ADED 425 Curriculum Design for Adult Education TBA 
TSEL 400 Foundation of Second Language TBA 
TESL 408 Applied Linguistics in Second Language  Ivelina Tchizmarova 
MBTL 700 Introduction to Mindfulness: Research, Theory, and Practice

Seonaigh MacPherson &

Pat Rockman



Tentative Course Offerings for Winter 2021*
may be subject to change
ADED 320          Adult Learning                                                                                                                                      TBA 
ADED 340 Program Planning & Evaluation                       
ADED 405 Diversity in Adult Education TBA 
ADED 408 Assessing Adult Learning TBA 
ADED 415 Facilitating e-Learning TBA 
ADED 422 Wellbeing and Lifelong Learning


ADED 430 Leadership in Adult Education TBA 
TESL 410 Teaching a Second Language TBA 
TSEL 420 Curriculum & Assessment in Second Language Education  TBA 
TESL 433 Second Language Practicum   TBA 
MBTL 708 Mindfulness-Based Teaching, Learning and Leading

Seonaigh MacPherson &

Pat Rockman




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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