Development of a Quality Management Course for Adult Learners using Backward Design
This paper will discuss how the backward design process (Wiggins & McTighe, 2005) was applied to develop a quality management course for adult learners. Although the backward design process was developed for use by elementary and secondary teachers, this alternative design methodology compliments the special requirements of adult learners by maximizing learning and understanding. Increased understanding may then positively influence the success of a quality management program within the workplace.
The paper, "Development of a Quality Management Course for Adult Learners using Backward Design" (Gretchen A. Mosher, Steven A. Freeman, Dennis W. Field and Charles R. Hurburgh, Jr.), as published in the Proceedings of the ATMAE 2009 Conference (2009 ATMAE Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, November 10–14, 2009)" is a copyrighted publication of ATMAE, the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, 1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 This paper has been republished with the authorization of ATMAE, and may be accessed directly from the ATMAE website at http://atmae.org/index.php/conference-20#pastconfpaper.