As a final project in the Master of Education in Continuing and College Education (CCE) program in the Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University, I developed a portfolio that includes artifacts from my learning experience and synthesis statements that reflect on the learning objectives for the CCE program.
The links below lead to synthesis statements and artifacts for each CCE program learning objective:
Compare and contrast the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of higher education and continuing education as they apply to current practice.
Identify, describe, and interpret theories of adult learning and development, applying relevant theories to the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective learning experiences for adult learners in higher education and continuing education.
Develop knowledge about the changing nature of adult learners (e.g., backgrounds, characteristics, needs, capacities, worldview), relating that knowledge to their educational and developmental needs.
Design, implement, and evaluate high quality models of curriculum development, instructional design, and program development for higher education and continuing education settings.
Examine personal values, assumptions, biases, and worldview and study the worldview of others in order (a) to gain information about diverse groups and (b) to work and lead in the multicultural environments of higher education and continuing education.
Demonstrate teaching and facilitation skills and strategies in a variety of higher education and community education settings.
Define and describe leadership and management theories, research, and practices in order to analyze their own effectiveness as a leader and/or administrator of programs in higher education and community education.
Identify and describe both quantitative and qualitative educational research models in order to critically analyze existing research and to design an applied research proposal.
Apply the principles and procedures of assessment and evaluation in order to measure, and subsequently improve teaching, learning, and program effectiveness.