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Tags: Mini case studies, personal journals, micro-teaching lesson plans
Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying Week #12. Thank you so much for your great work on the discussion board this week. I really enjoyed reading, listening to and watching all of your mini case study presentations. I gave an extra special shout out to those of you who opted to use ipadio or YouTube. Thank you for experimenting with that technology. Of course a script is completely acceptable for this assignment, as well. I think you all chose very interesting international sties to do a case study about and I think we have a diverse collection of sites, as well, to help us see how Adult Education programs operate in other parts of the world. So, thank you again for your hard work on those. I am in the process of scoring your mini case study papers. All of your scores will be returned by Friday. As always if you have a question or concern about a score you received please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am always willing to chat with you about your scores and I want to make sure that everyone receives the score they deserve. Thank you also for the other half of our discussion this week. You are discussing the chapters you chose to read in the Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education. I think some excellent lines of discussion have been spurred from your chapter reviews about issues relating to educating older adults, issues related to gender, sexual orientation, race, etc. These are very important conversations and I’m really enjoying the threads that has taken place and have evolved on our discussion board this week. Thank you again. This week, in addition to our discussion, you have a personal entry due. This week you’ll be exploring a non-formal or informal adult education program that you have that you have participated in. If you haven’t posted your personal entry yet you have until the end of the day on Saturday. At this point, your next big paper assignment is the micro-teaching lesson plan. That is due on May 3. Please take a look at the assignment guidelines for that assignment. Begin thinking about and working on that assignment, because it will come up very quickly. The micro-teaching lesson plan assignment is a paper assignment that you turn in and then we will be working in small groups so that you can actually teach your lesson to your peers in our course. So plan to turn in that paper copy and also be prepared to do some online teaching as part of your micro-teaching lesson plan. If you haven’t explored with Ipadio or YouTube yet, the micro- teaching lesson teaching opportunity will be a great time for you to do so. Every presentation should include some audio or video component when you are teaching your lesson during that discussion week. I just want to remind everyone that I post video and audio content in your weekly folders every week. That content is related to adult education and in most cases directly related to the topics we are discussing in class during that week. Please be sure to watch or listen to the content that I post in your folders. If you miss the content you can always go back to previous weekly folders to watch or listen to any video or audio content that you’ve missed. Next week I’ve put in a very interesting piece about adult education and autism. I strongly encourage you to watch /listen to that content and listen to how issues such as autism impact adult education in learning settings. Thanks again for all of your time this week. I am finishing up my Wednesday office hours today at noon and as you know I am doing a special set of office hours tomorrow, on Thursday, from 8am-9am. Have a great week everyone!
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This mini case study is based on research of an International provider of Adult Education. Hi Everyone, this is Amanda Gonter. “It takes the brain six minutes to die once oxygen is cut off. It can take a person as little as five minutes to bleed to death. Bones that are not set, may never hold weight. Cuts that are not cleaned can become infected. In the minutes after a trauma, how the body is treated can make a world of difference to the outcome, and time is of the essence” (Kathleen Northridge). St. John Ambulance, “believes that it’s absolutely unacceptable that so many people die needlessly – because no one could give them first aid when they needed it” (“About us”, 2012). St. John Ambulance is an organization and charity that provides adults, and even high school students, of any race or gender with the essential knowledge, skills, and training to perform first aid and CPR in emergency situations. St. John Ambulance is a form of nonformal education supported by local communities located in London, England. The overall mission of St. John Ambulance is to “provide an effective and efficient charitable first aid service to local communities, to give training and products to satisfy first aid and related health and safety needs for all of society, and to encourage personal development for individuals through training and by membership of our organization” (“Vision”, 2012). Nonformal Education similar to St. John Ambulance is also found in the United States. The Amercian Red Cross is non-profit organization that offers a variety of instructional courses catered to the field of medical emergencies and situations. The American Red Cross, mission statement states, “The emergency responder. The lifeguard at your local pool. A trusted babysitter. Each year, an average of more than 9 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies through American Red Cross training classes, including First Aid, AED and CPR training. Get engaged. Get certified. Get inspired - while learning an important new skill, you’re in the right place” (“Workplaces”, 2014). Both St. John Ambulance and The American Red Cross provide effective courses regarding health and safety and almost mirror one another. Although, I did notice some differences, for instance, St. John Ambulance offered unique certifications such as fire marshal training, stress management, and moving and handling (teaching individuals to lift properly in the workplace) while The American Red Cross offered training in disaster relief, and lifeguarding. Specifically regarding First Aid, the course duration was quite different, as mentioned previously, St. John Ambulance’s session was three days and The American Red Cross was only two to five hours. The courses are also broken down differently for instance the material covered in First Aid at St. John Ambulance, might be covered in CPR and AED in the American Red Cross. Honestly, I was quite surprised to find that my particular International Adult Education choice to be almost parallel with one of the American providers of a similar program. I found this mini case study to be very informative.