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 (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 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 your 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. 


Dimaline, Cherie (2017). The Marrow Thieves. Comorant Books. ISBN 978-1-77086-463-3

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 Lifelong Learning


Monteiro,L., Musten, F., Halifax, J. Mindfulness Starts Here. Friesen Press. 0978-1-4682-0934-9 1st Edition. ISBN-0978-1-4682-0934-9


Siegel, Daniel. The Mindful Brain. WW Norton & Co. 1st Edition. ISBN - 3-978-0-393-70470-9

Seonaigh MacPherson
ADED 425

Curriculum Design for Adult Learning


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

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


Merriam, S.B., Caffarella, R.S., & Baumgartner, L.M. Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide. ISBN: 978-0-787-97588-3. 3rd Edition. 

ADED 390

Research in Adult Education

Textbook: Required

Loseke, D. R. (2017). Methodological Thinking: Basic principles of social research design. Sage :London.ISBN 978-1-5063-0471-7

Textbook: Recommended

Locke, L., Silverman, S., Spirduso, W. (2010). Reading and understanding research (3rd. Ed.). Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Chris Campbell
ADED 405

Diversity in Adult Education


Berita, B. (2015). Integrating mindfulness into anti-oppressive pedagogy: Social justice in higher education. NY & London: Routledge.  ISBN # 9781138854567


Westover, T. (2018). Educated. NY: HarperCollins. ISBN-10: 1443452483; ISBN-13: 978-1443452489 

Seonaigh MacPherson
ADED 407*

Organizational & Workplace Learning


Spencer, B., & Kelly, J. (2013). Work and learning: An introduction. Thompson: Toronto.ISBN 987-1-55077-232-6

Chris Campbell
ADED 415

Facilitating e-Learning 


Millar M. (2014). Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology. Harvard University                            ISBN= 9780674368248

Douglas Mauger
ADED 446

Community-based Adult Education Methods


Brown, J.D., & Hannis, D. Community Development in Canada, ISBN-10: 0205754708 • ISBN-13: 9780205754700 Pearson Education Canada.  2nd Edition.

Amea Wilbur
ADED 472

Reflective Practice


Wenger-Trayner, E., Fenton-O'Creevy, M., Hutchinson, S., Kubian, C., & Wenger-Trayner, B. (Eds). (2014). Learning in landscapes of practice: Boundaries, identity, and knowledgeability in practice-based learning. NY and London: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-1138022195


Hartnell-Young, E. & Morriss, M. (2006). Digital Portfolios: Powerful Tools for Promoting Professional Growth and Reflection (2nd ed.). Thousand Oakes: Corwin Press. ISBN-13: 978-1412949309

Janice Johnson
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.

Amea Wilbur
TESL 420

Curriculum and 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. ISBN-10: 0-472003201-1 and ISBN-13: 978-0-472-03201-3


Christison, M, & Murray, D. (2014). What English language teachers need to know, Volume III: Designing curriculum. London & NY: Routledge.  ISBN: 978-0-415-66255-0 

Seonaigh MacPherson
TESL 433

Second Language Education Practicum 

No textbook required.

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
ADED 435 Facilitating Adult Learning  TBA


Fall 2019 
ADED 215 Foundations of e-Learning  TBA
ADED 305

Portfolio Development for Prior Learning Assessment Recognition

Note: Directed Studies -Limit 6 Students

ADED 320* Adult Learning  TBA
ADED 340* Program Planning and Evaluation TBA
ADED 360 Adult Education in Canada: History and Trends TBA
ADED 365 Adult Education in Canada: Indigenous Peoples  TBA
ADED 420 Adult Education in a Global Context TBA
ADED 421 Advanced Studies in MBCT  Pat Rockman
ADED 425 Curriculum Design for Adult Learning TBA
TESL 400 Foundations of Second Language Education TBA
TESL 408 Applied Linguistics in Second Language Education  Ivelina Tchizmarova



Winter 2020
ADED 215 Foundations of e-Learning  TBA
ADED 325 Teaching Adults TBA
ADED 465 Indigenous Ways of Knowing TBA
ADED 407* Organizational & Workplace Learning TBA
ADED 408* Assessing Adult Learning TBA
ADED 423 Advanced MBSR TBA
ADED 472 Reflective Practice TBA
TESL 410 Teaching a Second Language TBA
TESL 420 Curriculum and Assessment in Second Language Education TBA
TESL 433 Second Language Education Practicum  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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