Adult Education Essentials: Student-Centred Delivery for Adult Learners
  • Start Date: 18 Jul, 2022
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos

Advance your delivery skills using teaching and learning models and strategies to create a student-centred learning environment.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Deliver engaging learning activities founded in reflective practice

In student-centred learning environments, learners are encouraged to take centre-stage when constructing their learning.

On this four-week course, you’ll advance your delivery skills in this environment, learning how to encourage engagement and monitor progress through a range of activities.

Explore methods of building rapport with your adult learners

Using good practice strategies, you’ll learn how to build rapport to identify individuals’ strengths, goals, and challenges, and understand their cultures and backgrounds.

With this knowledge, you’ll develop the skills to increase motivation, comfort, and trust. You’ll deliver learning that is built on a foundation of shared experience and cultural understanding.

Embed literacy and numeracy skills into your adult learning programs

You’ll investigate how to integrate literacy and numeracy support into your delivery, ensuring it is relevant to learning contexts. You’ll also learn how to accommodate specific learning requirements, ensuring equity in learning and assessment.

With these skills, you’ll be able to support diverse learners, providing fair access to learning.

Examine educational technology models including TPACK and SAMR

Technology can enhance student-centred learning by improving learner support, providing stimulating platforms for learning, and expanding the channels of communication within the classroom.

You’ll examine two teaching models and use these frameworks to develop your own strategies for improving technological support for learners.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how delivery is shaped by student-centred approaches to learning. You’ll have gained the confidence to build rapport with students and support different personal experiences to improve learning outcomes.

This course is designed for adult learning facilitators with little or no formal training in teaching and learning. It is suitable for those considering a career in adult teaching or those who have recently begun teaching adults.

Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.


This university is part of the partnership between eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn.

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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