Artifact 1- Program Planning
Artifact 2- A Real World and Social Education
The two artifacts chosen to demonstrate proper integration of relevant literature into an Adult Education problem, concept or argument, using APA style are ‘Program Planning’ and ‘A Real World and Social Education.’ Together in my judgment of the issue they provide the framework whereby educators involved in teaching/learning of adult clients can facilitate the education delivery process. Before I entered the ‘Program Planning’ course class room I thought that program planning was the same as curriculum planning or development.
Alternatively, I learnt that while curriculum is a plan it is different from a program. Importantly, I learnt that it requires a team of individuals collaborating different skills in planning interventions that would benefit the adult education community. This course also provided the privilege of interviewing a program planner specialist in a face to face interaction.
This was an education services officer of the US army base in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas by the name of, Tom Kelly.
Mr. Kelly emphasized during the interview that there are keys to effective program planning. They include identifying the program delivery context criteria; needs of the specific learner population; relevant knowledge-based assessment models and financial support from key individuals and stakeholders. Ultimately, documenting the program using an approved format was essential (Caffarella, 2002).
Obviously, this was quite different to my understanding of what curriculum planning was meant to be. Subsequently, in applying these principles in my practice towards program planning regarding documentation has helped me demonstrate proper integration of relevant literature into an Adult Education problem, concept or argument, using APA style.
The ‘Real World and Social Education’ significance towards demonstrating proper integration of relevant literature into an Adult Education problem, concept or argument, using APA style is that documenting a social problem could be problematic in itself. This artifact helped me learn to view APA style beyond writing towards solutions. The American Psychological Association writing style emphasizes their interpretation of order in a real world through applications of citations in writing consistent with their views of a real world.
Educators, Merriam and Grace (2011) contend that education is life itself, being diverse in a real world (Merriam & Grace 2011). Further, the philosophy of expanding a real world and social education beyond what is seen has emerged while interacting with this course module. This world view has helped me tremendously to demonstrate proper integration of relevant literature into an Adult Education problem, concept or argument, using APA style.
Caffarella, R.S. (2002). Planning programs for adult learners. (Second Edition). San Francisco:
Merriam, S., & A. Grace. (2011). The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult
Education. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: San Francisco, CA.
Margaret Fuller: Biography. Retrieved on 12 April, 2013 from