Helping Adults Learn - Course Planning for Adult Learners

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Helping Adults Learn

Course Planning for Adult Learners

By: Mark Waldron and George Moore

Helping Adults Learn brings together insights and experiences that will be invaluable to anyone involved in developing and delivering adult education programs.

ISBN 978-1-55077-031-5
Edition First
Year 1990
Page Count 192

$ 26.95

Description

Helping Adults Learn brings together insights and experiences that will be invaluable to anyone involved in developing and delivering adult education programs. This work is based on over two decades of adult instruction in various settings, including undergraduate and graduate classes, non-formal adult education programs, and faculty development activities.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: SPOTLIGHTING ADULT LEARNERS

  • The New Reality
  • Volunteerism
  • And Now We Need Definitions
  • Child Versus Adult Education
  • Non-Institutionalized
  • Experience Related
  • Independent Self-Concept
  • Problem Centered
  • Participatory
  • Sinking the Stereotypes
  • As for the Future
  • Summary / For Action / For Your Continuing Inquiry
Unit 2: WHO PARTICIPATES? WHERE? AND WHY?
  • Introduction
  • The Nature of the Field
  • Why Do Adults NOT Want to Learn?
  • Why Do Adults Want to Learn?
  • Summary / For Action / For Your Continuing Inquiry
Unit 3: ADULTS AS LEARNERS
  • Introduction
  • Physical Condition
  • Family Roles
  • Work Roles
  • Community Roles
  • Leisure Time Roles
  • Psychological Condition
  • Adult Learning Ability
  • From Theory to Practice
  • Summary / For Action / For Your Continuing Inquiry
Unit 4: TEACHERS, LEARNERS, GROUPS AND LEARNING
  • The Role of the Teacher and the Nature of Teaching
  • What Happens When Learners Learn? (Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor Learning)
  • How Do Adults Learn?
  • Where Does Learning Take Place?
  • Instructional Groupings Change the Role of the Instructor
  • Summary / For Action / References / For Your Continuing Inquiry
Unit 5: PLANNING FOR LEARNING
  • The Need for Course Planning
  • What Are the Needs of the Learner?
  • Setting the Direction: Aims and Objectives
  • Summary / For Action / References / For Your Continuing Inquiry
Unit 6: THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
  • Introduction
  • Selecting Methods
  • Aims and Objectives
  • Subject Matter
  • Facilities
  • Nature of the Learner
  • The learning Transaction
  • Institutional Policy
  • Individual Learning Patterns
  • Group Methods
  • Lecture
  • Group Discussion Techniques
  • Mass Methods
  • A System to Improve the Group
  • Discussion Technique
  • Summary / For Action / For Your Continuing Inquiry
Unit 7: DEVICES THAT CAN HELP ADULTS LEARN
  • Introduction
  • The Selection of Media
  • Learner Characteristics
  • Learning Setting
  • Portability
  • Versatility
  • Reliability
  • Complexity
  • Made-to-Measure
  • Availability
  • Economic Factors
  • Devices That Help in Learning
  • Summary / For Action / For Your Continuing Inquiry
Unit 8: PLACES AND FACILITIES FOR LEARNING
  • Places for Learning
  • Rooms For Adult Education
  • Using Audio Visual Media
  • Type of Equipment
  • Screen Types and Equipment Placement
  • Rear Screen Installations
  • Making Sure the Equipment Works
  • Summary / For Action / For Your Continuing Inquiry
Unit 9: DOES IT REALLY WORK? EVALUATION IN ADULT EDUCATION
  • What is Evaluation?
  • Why Evaluate?
  • Evaluating Learning
  • Evaluating the Instructional Program
  • Evaluation Techniques and Instruments
  • Summary / For Action / References / For Your Continuing Inquiry
Unit 10: AND NOW ITS UP TO YOU!
  • Look at Your Yourself
  • Look at Your Learners
  • Look at Your Subject Matter
  • Look at the System
  • List Your Objectives
  • Select Your Methods and Techniques
  • Select Your Media and Devices
  • Help Learning Take Place
  • Evaluate and Appraise
  • For Your Continuing Inquiry