DePaul University to Host Adult Education Institute on November 10-11

Confab focuses on learning in a competence-based world

Pamela Meyer, director of the Center to Advance Education for Adults, will be among the facilitators at DePaul’s adult education institute to be held on Nov. 10-11 at the School for New Learning.

CHICAGO –(ENEWSPF)—November 6, 2014. Leaders in competency-based education from the School for New Learning will present the Adult Learning Innovation Institute on Nov. 10-11 at DePaul University’s Loop Campus.

Organized by DePaul’s Center to Advance Education for Adults, the two-day institute, “Learning in a Competence-based World: Mindsets, Models and Methods,” provides adult education professionals the opportunity to learn, develop and refine competence-based practices. All sessions will take place at the School for New Learning, 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 1451.

The confab will include strategies and approaches that help adult learners use their experience to apply learning and enhance their performance. The institute is open to all learning practitioners who work within a competence-based framework. Participants will learn to construct competence statements, create conditions to enhance learning and performance, and learn innovative approaches to help learners.

“We are excited to host these two days of professional development and to share some of the best practices we have developed at the School for New Learning as a leader in competence-based learning for more than 40 years,” says Pamela Meyer, director of the Center to Advance Education for Adults. “The Institute is a wonderful chance for adult learning leaders from around the country to enhance their practice with innovative strategies to meet the changing needs of adult students.”

Facilitated by leaders in competence-based learning from the School for New Learning and others:

• Catherine Marienau, professor and coordinator of the Master of Arts in Educating Adults program, School for New Learning.

• Pamela Meyer, director of the Center to Advance Education for Adults, School for New Learning. 

• Russ Rogers, professor and director of graduate programs, School for New Learning. 

• Donna Younger, associate vice president of higher education, Council for Adult & Experiential Learning.

• Kathryn Wozniak, writing instructor, School for New Learning.

The Adult Learning Innovation Institute runs from 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 through 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11. Receive more information or register at http://bit.ly/snlinstitute.  Learn more about the School for New Learning at http://snl.depaul.edu.

Source: www.depaul.edu