British Columbia is unique in offering a full range of programs designed to support people to work in adult education. This site provides information on a number of specific programs and relevant resources.
Definitions of "adult education" are as diverse as adult learners themselves. They range from "the study of specific and critical assumptions about the characteristics of adult learners," to that of "any education engaged in by adults." Practitioners in the field of adult education include those working in community education, literacy, teacher development, counselling, professional training, workplace learning, administration, diversity work and many others. While the programs may differ in location, duration, methodology, focus, and credentialing, they all offer quality education and diverse and innovative approaches to supporting adult learning. They will enhance your knowledge, skills and understanding of adult education and engage you in the art and science of helping adults learn.
A companion brochure (PDF) outlines the programs at a number of different BC institutions. For additional details on program content and information sessions, we invite you to contact institutions directly.