The Inaugural Institute:  Designing and Delivering Higher Education Offerings  for Non-Conventional Learners

Our goal with this inaugural  Institute is to highlight adult education practices that have been key in DePaul University’s experimental design of the School for New Learning (SNL) , when established in 1972. SNL has an international reputation in teaching adults within its particular grounding in learning theories that were paradigm-shifting concepts at the time of the school’s inception. Social-situated, competence-based, and learner-directed approaches to instruction had long been SNL’s forté in a context of andragogy and experiential learning theories. A forerunner to many of the remaining current-day non-conventional programs for adult learners, SNL has spearheaded these practices that remain essential and current in the field of Adult Education, Training, and Development. The Instutute's highly interactive afternoon seeks to share good practices gained fromSNL's  experiences, administrators and faculty of local education institutions, staff of the Higher Learning Commission, instructional designers, and adult students as a means to kick-off and continue a discourse on relevant and meaningful education models in Higher Education among Chicago’s educators.

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:30am to 5:00pm

Harold Washington College, 1115 30 East Lake Street, Chicago

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Workshops & Conferences


School for New Learning


FREE - registration required / Lunch provided


#Learning and Networking with School for New Learning

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