EDUC401 – Principles and Theories of Adult Learning

Module code
Module title
Principles and Theories of Adult Learning
To provide learners with foundation knowledge, skills and attributes required for adult and tertiary educators.
  • EF1802
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Based
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Describe principles and theories and principles of adult learning in terms of how adults learn in an Aotearoa New Zealand context
-Principles and theories of adult learning
-Contextualising the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to education, tangata whenua, tangata Tiriti, multi-culturalism and Pasifika
-Foundations of design for learning - thinking about your learners' needs
-Empowering learners through language, literacy and numeracy
-Contextualising principles to learning in Aotearoa New Zealand
-Learner-centred teaching strategies
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learners will undertake a blended approach to learning. Learning is accessed and supported through face-to-face workshop sessions, tutor-led online activities and discussions, as well as self-directed research/study.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is competency-based. The portfolio is comprised of multiple assessment tasks. To pass this module, students must attempt and pass all assessment tasks.