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Teaching adults

Author: Alan Rogers
Publisher: Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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'Teaching Adults' is a comprehensive account of the major issues faced by teachers of adults. It discusses basic principles, and also provides hints and tips for teachers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Rogers
ISBN: 0335210996 9780335210992
OCLC Number: 49351505
Description: viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From certainty to uncertainty --
From deficit to diversity --
Modes of adult education --
From adult education to lifelong learning --
Why lifelong learning now? --
Before you start --
A contract to learn --
Teaching adults: a world of difference --
Agreeing to learn together --
The information provided --
Creating the contract --
The search for understanding: adult education --
Adult students --
Student profiles --
Lifespan studies --
General characteristics of adult student-learners --
Implications for the teacher of adults --
The nature of learning --
Learning and change --
Learner-based theories --
Intelligence and the brain --
Behaviourist theories --
Cognitive theories --
Personality theories --
Humanist theories --
Experiential learning --
Motivation and learning --
Critique of learner-based theories --
Context-based theories --
Knowledge-based theories --
Process-based theories --
Critical reflection on experience --
Constructivism --
Diversity of ways of learning --
From learning to teaching --
Learning and life --
Natural learning --
Learning episodes --
Two different kinds of learning --
Acquisition and formalised learning --
The uniqueness of adult learning --
From learning to teaching --
Building on learning --
Is adult teaching different? --
Pause for thought --
Goals and objectives --
Aims, goals and objectives --
Setting the goals --
The value and limitations of behavioural objectives --
Widening the goals --
The adult learning group --
The importance of groups in adult learning programmes.
Responsibility: Alan Rogers.

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'Teaching Adults' is a comprehensive account of the major issues faced by teachers of adults. It discusses basic principles, and also provides hints and tips for teachers.

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