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Upcoming Course Offerings

All textbook information is tentative. Please refer to the UFV Bookstore for the final textbook list.

Course offerings are provided for planning purposes. Please refer to the UFV Timetables for final course offerings. 


Offerings for Winter 2023 
ADED 210

Principles and Practices in Adult Education

Adult learning: linking theory and practice.  (2013). Merriam, S.B., & Bierema, L.L San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Taslim Damji
ADED 365

Adult Education in Canada: Indigenous Peoples

No required text.

Amea Wilbur & Marlene Atleo
ADED 390

Research in Adult Education

Methodological Thinking: Basic principles of social research design. 2nd (2017). Loseke, D. R. Sage: London.

Seonaigh MacPherson
ADED 408 */**

Assessing Adult Learning

The Art of Evaluation: A resource for Educators and Trainers. 2nd. (2009). Tara Fenwick  & Jim Parsons. ON: Thompson Educational Publishing.

Doug Mauger
ADED 410

Adult Education and Social Change

No required text.

Amea Wilbur
ADED 415 **

Facilitating e-Learning

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

Doug Mauger
ADED 422

Wellbeing and Lifelong Learning

The Seven Circles: Indigenous Teachings for Living Well. Chelsey Luger and Thosh Collins. (2022). HarperOne.

Seonaigh MacPherson
ADED 425** 

Curriculum Design for Adult Education

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

Doug Mauger
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.

Major, C.H, Harris, M.S., & Zakrajsek, T.D. (2021). Teaching for learning: 101 intentionally designed activities to put students on the path to success. NY: Routledge. (Paperback ISBN, also available as an e-book.

Roselynn Verwoord
TESL 410

Teaching a Second Language

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

Amea Wilbur
TESL 420

Curriculum & Assessment in Second Language Education

Curriculum Development in Language Teaching 2nd. (2017). Richards, Jack. Cambridge.

Tanis Sawkins
TESL 433 Second Language Practicum Amea Wilbur & Tanis Sawkins


Tentative Course Offerings for Summer 2023 (subject to change)
ADED 310

Fundamentals of Adult Education

Chris Campbell
ADED 320*

Adult Learning

Roselynn Verwoord
ADED 446

Community-based Adult Education Methods

Amea Wilbur
ADED 380

Educational Technologies

Janice Johnson
ADED 423

Advanced Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Seonaigh MacPherson
ADED 330W 

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy and Practice

Amea Wilbur


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

Two asterisks (**) indicates 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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