Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Searchable Course Catalog

header image

IPOL 8572


Students will apply adult learning theory to the training function in social change organizations. Emphasis will be placed on social change organizations (including governmental units; NGOs; and international organizations) that are working to alleviate poverty or promote social justice in developing countries. Essential principles include those related to developing training objectives, selecting training methods and resources, sequencing learning experiences, and evaluating training. Special attention will be given to key elements of active pedagogy for increasing transfer of learning; constructivism; and scaffolding. Participants will learn to: conduct a simple needs assessment to support training and development activities; formulate and assess clear training objectives; select training methods appropriate to learners and program goals; design instructional activities in response to training needs and skills analyses; and optimize the impact of cultural diversity on learning goals.
International Policy
International Policy
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled: