Topics in Cosmetology Instruction: Intro to Portfolios and Self-Directed Learning in Cosmetology

About the Course
Research in the field of adult education and learning theory continues to yield rich data that can inform and improve teaching methods and instructors’ understanding of obstacles to students’ learning. This course was adapted from educational research articles discussing effective teaching strategies in adult education that may be applicable to your work in cosmetology.

Learning objectives
  • Identify the six basic tenets of self-directed learning (SDL).
  • List the primary benefits of self-directed learning.
  • Discuss (3) three ways to facilitate self-directed learning in the classroom.
  • Distinguish between assessment, instruction and career function portfolios.
  • List two ways to use portfolios for assessment purposes.
  • Explain why a potential employer might find a career portfolio useful.