DEPARTMENT OF ADULT EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCE STUDIES
ADLT 301: Research Methods
The course provides students with the requisite skills to conduct educational research. Topics to be
covered include meaning of research, sources of knowing, purpose of research and relationship
between science and research. The course will also cover types of research (qualitative and
quantitative), variables, research process, sampling techniques and design. Measurements and their
application to educational research will be examined. Research proposal writing and how to
communicate research findings will be discussed.
ADLT 303: Adult Teaching and Delivery Methods
The course introduces students to the various teaching methods employed in adult learning
encounters. It will include the dialogical and experiential methods, panel discussion, symposium,
lecture demonstration, presentation techniques and class management, tutor-led discussions, tutorled
seminars, learning cells, hand outs and guided reading and cooperative projects.
ADLT 305: Programme Development in Adult Education
The course is designed to assist students to develop educational programmes for adults. It will
focus on key concepts such as needs assessment, goal setting and objective determination,
development of programme indicators, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
ADLT 307: Adult Literacy and Development
The course will expose students to how literacy contributes to development. It will cover the
concepts of literacy and development; national and global situations and implications; Linkages
between literacy and development; facilitating development through literacy and overview of
literacy projects in Ghana. Students are expected to make a detailed presentation of a case study.
ADLT 309: Community Entry Techniques
The course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to facilitate entry into
communities. Approaches to community entry, and the role of gatekeepers, participation of
internal and external agents in the community, role identification, local politics as well as conflict
will be discussed.
ADLT 311: Counselling in Adult Education
The course is designed to offer both a theoretical and practical orientation to counseling in adult
education settings. Topics to be covered include the nature and concept of counseling, counseling
as a helping relationship, philosophical assumptions of counseling, the counseling process,
theories of counseling and their applicability to specific situations, the techniques and problems of
counseling and ethical issues in counseling.
ADLT 313: Community Mobilization
The course is designed to provide students with knowledge in community mobilization skills,
beginning with definition and features of mobilization. Different approaches to mobilization and
integration, community ownership and management strategies would be discussed. The course
will also focus on human, physical and financial resource mobilization in the community.
ADLT 315: Literacy Approaches
The course will examine various approaches to teaching literacy; Approaches such as Laubach,
Freirean and Reflect will be studied. The underlying philosophies of each of these approaches,
their advantages and disadvantages will be discussed
ADLT 317: Introduction to Peace Studies
The course outlines contemporary issues affecting global peace and their effects on economies and
politics of developing countries. It will also examine efforts by governments, local communities in
bringing about peace in the affected areas and communities. Students will be introduced to
different forms of peace and violence and how they affect individual and societal development.
ADLT 319: Introduction to Distance Education
The course will cover the concept and definition of distance education and related terms, rational
and historical perspectives, theoretical foundations, organizational models, choice of media and
media applications, quality assurance, course development and student support services
ADLT 321: Adult Education and Society
This course is intended to introduce students to constituents of society – culture and its
components; social structures, social groups and socialization. Topics such as group dynamics, the
family, ethnicity, race and gender inequalities will be covered. The interaction between Adult
Educator and constituents of the society will be discussed.
ADLT 323: Historical Foundations of Adult Education
The course is intended to equip the student with knowledge of the beginnings and growth of adult
education as a field of study and practice. It will also examine the evolution of educational
programmes for workers in some selected countries such as the UK, the US, Germany, Denmark
ADLT 302: Data Organisation and Analysis
This is a continuation of ADLT 301. It emphasizes organization of data including editing, coding
and presentation of tables and graphs. The course will introduce students to quantitative and
qualitative data analyses. It will also introduce students to the logic of statistical techniques and
their correct application and interpretation as well as computational procedures.
ADLT 304: Facilitation Methods in Adult Education
The course is designed to equip students with the various methods of facilitation. Topics to be
discussed include definitions – facilitation, participatory learning, facilitator as well as
participation, ownership and sustainability, the concept of action learning, planning the learning
environment, stages of facilitation – the dialogical process of Freire, facilitation and presentation
techniques and methods, visualization as a tool for gathering, documentation and sharing of
information – materials design and preparation, choice and use of multi-media methods – cards
and pin boards, demonstrations, role plays, drama, poetry, stories, riddles, songs, skits and
sketches and audio-visual materials and teams at work
ADLT 306: Human Resource Development and Management
The purpose of the course is to expose students to the basic concepts and methods in human
resource development. The course will discuss, among other topics, the evolution of the concept
of human resource development, education and training, job analysis and training needs
assessment, staff orientation and induction, counselling, motivation, placement and staff appraisal
procedures. Students will also be introduced to the legal and policy frameworks for human
resource management in Ghana
ADLT 308: Working with People in their Communities
The course is to introduce students to issues affecting communities and their well being. They
will develop skills, knowledge, and attitudes required to work effectively in a variety of
community settings to help identify and solve problems. They will also develop community entry
and variety of participatory techniques and guidelines for developing community profiles; explore
stages in the development of community groups and group activities; social planning and effective
leadership in relation to communities and their organization. Issues related to project transition and
termination will also form part of the course.
ADLT 312: Citizenship Education and Governance
The focus of this course will be on civic education for citizenship and democratic governance. The
essence is to build in students the knowledge and skills that are required for constructive
engagement of citizens in a democratic civil society and government. Students will thus be
introduced to the concepts of citizenship, rights and responsibilities, democratic-governance;
economic, political and administrative systems. Students will thereafter be exposed to the purpose,
nature/components and challenges posed to citizenship education in Ghana.
ADLT 314: Introduction to Conflict Resolution
Students will be exposed to the causes and types of conflict and how they affect relationships
within family, community and society. They will study theories of conflicts, conflict spectrum,
tools of conflict analysis and how to resolve conflict at its various levels of development
ADLT 316: Community Psychology
This course provides further insight into the concept of community and the problems a sense of
community generates sometimes. It will equip students with the psychological base to analyze
some of the problems with the view of exploring the types of psychological and social support
needed for preventing as well as solving them.
ADLT 318: Media in Distance Education
The course examines the various media technologies available in the past and modern times and
their importance to distance learning delivery. It will further examine the factors and
circumstances that influence their adoption to distance education.
ADLT 322: Instructional Design in Distance Education
Students will be introduced to the principles of instructional design in Distance Education. It will
cover course planning and sequencing of course units; characteristics of good Distance Education
materials. The course will further bring students to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of
instructional design in distance learning and strategies adopted to bridge the gap between distance
and face to face learning.
ADLT 324: Adult Education in West Africa
The purpose of this course is to expose students to different practices in adult education in West
Africa. Adult education in Francophone countries such as Cote d’ Ivoire, Benin Republic, Burkina
Faso and Anglophone countries of Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia will be studied.
ADLT 326: Gender and Development
The course will expose students to the evolution of the concept of gender and gender relations. It
will examine key gender concepts and strengthen students’ analytical skills on gender issues.
Topics to be covered include, gender and development theories and approaches, gender inequality
and equity, gender human rights and governance, women and the economy, gender and health.
The course will explore the application of adult education to gender issues in Ghana.
ADLT 328: Adult Education in Practice
The purpose of this course is to examine the current state of adult education in Ghana. Various
factors, which influence the practice, will be explored. The focus will be on the structure and role
of providers, contents of their programmes and the effects of their activities on society.
ADLT 330: Social Context of Adult Education in Ghana
The course examines the social institutions that influence the content and practice of adult
education in Ghana. Issues such as poverty, gender, environment, attitudes and government
policies will be explored. The implications of social change for adult education will also be
ADLT 332: Introduction to Social Gerontology
This course will deal with methodological and theoretical issues in research on aging. An analysis
of the demography of aging will provide an insight into the changing age structure and its
relevance to adult education practice in Ghana. It will also do a critical analysis of selected
theories of aging (micro and macro theories) and the extent to which prevailing social and cultural
system in Ghana contributes to successful or unsuccessful aging. The course will also examine the
historical, biological, social and psychological perspectives of aging and their implications for
adult learning and teaching.
ADLT 401: Monitoring and Evaluation of Adult Education Programmes
This course is designed to assist students to understand the models of evaluation and processes for
monitoring and assessing programme outcomes. It exposes students to the systematic approach to
programme evaluation including techniques for collecting information and providing feedback on
operations and results.
ADLT 403: Continuing Education in Practice
The course will inform students on the practice of continuing education. Students will examine the
definition, and purpose of continuing education, structures for continuing education, personnel in
continuing education, continuing education programmes (part-time degree, sandwich programmes,
professional studies, liberal and general studies), community development and voluntary services.
Participants in continuing education, facilitators and learners in continuing education will also be
discussed. Professional functions in continuing education (programme development,
administration, counseling and instruction) will also be studied.
ADLT 409: Curriculum Development in Adult Education
Curriculum theory and its application to adult education will be explored. Topics to be covered
include definition of terms and concepts, related educational terms as well as aims, goals and
objectives of a curriculum. Students will also learn how to design, implement and evaluate a
curriculum. Students would be required to study and report on an identified adult curriculum.
ADLT 410: Practicum
The course provides students the opportunity to apply their knowledge, skills and attitudes
acquired. Every student will be expected to do a practical work in a rural community or in any
adult education organisation of their choice during the long vacation, at the end of the second
semester of Level 300. A report of activities shall be presented at the beginning of the first
semester of Level 400. Assessment report to be submitted on students by Resident Tutors will
also form part of course evaluation.
ADLT 405: Adult Education and Special Groups
The course is designed to help students develop an appreciation of the social, economic and
psychological circumstances of special groups existing in Ghana. It will examine societal attitudes
and prejudices against special groups and discuss strategies by which adult education could
address the challenges confronting these groups.
ADLT 407: Workplace Education and Training
The course will introduce students to the provision of education and training at the workplace. It
will focus on issues such as leadership styles at the work place and the types of communication,
decision – making processes, employee motivation strategies and appropriate handling of labour
related issues.Students will pay visits to workplaces as part of the course and report on their
ADLT 411: Tutoring in Distance Education
The course will examine role of the tutor and discuss the guidelines of a good tutor. Students will
be equipped with knowledge and skill in academic instruction and coaching, academic facilitation,
and academic assessment. Issues on maintaining supportive communication with learners,
administrative record keeping and communication with administrative staff will be addressed.
ADLT 413: Training Materials Development
The course provides basic knowledge and skills for students to produce appropriate training
materials such as flip charts, billboards, films, documentaries, gallery displays and drama. Topics
to be covered include defining target audiences, determining audience information needs, the
design and development of messages, media choice, pre-testing and revision, printing and
dissemination and trends in the use of computer-assisted audiovisual materials.
ADLT 415: Family Conflicts and Violence
The course is to help students get an idea of how conflicts develop and manifest within family
relations. It will examine specific family conflicts in the context of marital situation – between
spouses, parents with young children, adolescents, child-mothers, step and blended families. It will
analyse destructive and constructive conflict processes in the family and look at strategies for nonviolence
in the family.
ADLT 417: Leadership Studies
The course is designed to introduce students to theories and practices of leadership. The meaning
of and importance of leadership; nature and sources of leadership power and leadership models
will be studied. Roles and characteristics/traits of successful leadership and leadership structures
in Ghanaian communities will be analyzed. Problems and challenges of leadership in the Ghanaian
setting and their implications for Adult Education will be examined.
ADLT 419: Training of Trainers and Facilitation in Literacy
This course is a continuation of course ADLT 315. Students will be taken through the practice of
the approaches, earlier discussed, in training sessions. Skills for the development of literacy
materials to facilitate literacy programmes will also be taught.
ADLT 421: Managing Adult Education Programmes
This course is a follow-up to ADLT 203. It focuses on programme implementation processes. It
will include the development of work plans, resource mobilization and allocation, social
marketing, programme control mechanisms and participation of stakeholders in programme
ADLT 423: Current Issues in Adult Education
As an inter-disciplinary course, it will explore current global social, political and economic issues
and their implications for adult education. Such topics as human rights, peace initiatives,
environment, poverty, urbanization, migration and the UN agenda on development will form the
basis of the study.
ADLT 402: Workshop Design and Management
The course will provide students with knowledge, skills and attitudes required to successfully
organize and facilitate training workshops. Students will learn the basic concepts and principles of
workshop design and management. They will be taken through topics like workshop/training
cycle; design, planning and management; identification of training themes and objectives; training
session design and management; participatory skills; facilitation and delivery methods; material
and equipment preparation and use; and follow-up activities. Students will also be taken through
ADLT 404: Organizational Development in Adult Education
This course is a follow-up to ADLT 204 and is meant to introduce students to the techniques and
methods of facilitating and managing change within the adult education organization. The focus
will be on issues such as analysis of the organization’s environment, approaches to organizational
assessment, determinants of change, intervention strategies, managing resistance, the design and
implementation of an organizational development plan.
ADLT 420: Project Work
This course will enable students to identify a societal/community problem and design an
appropriate adult education intervention strategy and implement it in the identified community. A
report of between five thousand and six thousand words on the activities, is to be submitted to the
Institute at the end of the second semester. An evaluation of the report will be done against the
ADLT 406: Management and Administration of Distance Education Programmes
The course will take students through the processes of administering distance education
programmes. Specifically, they will be exposed to course co-ordination, record keeping,
promotion of study group formation, pre and post course promotion and tutor training and
orientation. The course also looks at management in the context of higher education and distance
learning. Finally it will look at the management of specific distance education institutions in
ADLT 408: NGOs in Development Work
The course provides an overview of the concepts of development, poverty, participation and
voluntary organizations. Emphasis will be placed on the history of voluntary organizations and
classification of NGOs. It will discuss the comparative advantage of NGOs and their relationships
with governments. The course will also examine challenges confronting NGOs in Ghana in terms
of the application of advocacy tools, accountability, fund-raising and management
ADLT 412: Comparative Studies in Adult Education
This course is designed to enable students appreciate different concepts and practices of Adult
Education around the globe. It will cover the concepts and practices of adult education in some
selected countries in Africa and elsewhere. Students should examine the relevance of these
approaches in promoting Adult Education in Ghana.
ADLT 414: Sustainable Development and Environmental Issues
The focus of the course is to enable students to understand the concept of sustainable
development. Environmental issues affecting sustainable development in Ghana and the world
will be addressed. Topics such as sanitation and waste management, desertification, wild fire,
water and air pollution and loss of wild lands and their implications for adult education will be
ADLT 416: HIV/AIDS Education and Management
The course will provide students with the basic knowledge on how education and management
strategies could be used to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. Topics to be covered include origins
of HIV and AIDS, signs and symptoms, global statistics, epidemiology in Ghana, harmful risk
behaviours, stigma and discrimination and the impact of the disease on family, community and
society. Educational strategies such as peer education, counselling, behavioural change
communication and use of multi-media approaches and management of the disease through good
nutrition and access to anti-retroviral drugs will be covered.
ADLT 418: Mediation and Negotiation Skills in Conflict Resolution
The course will equip students with skills for conflict resolution. It will examine the theory of
negotiation including negotiation, contextual factors, agreement implementation and follow up
multilateral negotiation and third party intervention. It will also examine some of the traditional
ways of mediation and negotiation in conflicts. Some case studies will be used in explaining the
ADLT 422: Population Education
The course examines the population problem facing the world with particular emphasis on Ghana.
Students are to examine population policies of Ghana and the developing world. The various
educational areas for population education such as fertility regulation, sex and sexuality,
reproductive health, and family life education will be examined. The use of information, education
and communication techniques in population education (IEC) will be studied