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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rogers, Alan.
Teaching adults.
Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)988873776
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
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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Looks at what is distinctive about adult learning and teaching. This book discusses what it is that makes helping adults to learn different from teaching younger students. It is suitable for teachers  Read more...

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"...this is a useful and timely update to a text that has become a classic resource for adult education courses worldwide." - Julia Preece Widening Participation & Lifelong Learning 20030401

 
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