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"An absolutely indispensable trove of practical, concrete ideas for teaching and training adults. Enough theorizing and mythologizing! This is the real stuff!" (Laurent A. Parks Daloz, associate director, the Whidbey Institute, and author of Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners)

"This book gives us educators and trainers of adults a solid framework for intentionally incorporating into our practice what we believe to be a central tenet of what we domdashhelp learners develop and change. The wealth of practical strategies provided within this framework affords us a rich and well developed bank of materials from which to draw, no matter the content we teach or the setting in which we work. It is a highly useful resource that both new and experienced educators of adults need to pay attention to and apply in their practice as instructors and facilitators of learning." (Rosemary S. Caffarella, professor, Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Northern Colorado, and coauthor of Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide)

"Developing Adult Learners will be an invaluable resource for teachers and trainers wanting to build their practice on sound knowledge of adult development and learning. Its strengths are its practicality and its jargon-free style. The many helpful exercises and strategies suggested throughout the book can be used immediately to support adult development and learning in a range of different settings." (Stephen Brookfield, Distinguished Professor, University of St. Thomas, and coauthor of Discussion as a Way of Teaching)

"Most training is based on ideas about adult learners that are vague and often just plain wrong. Here is a book that will put you on target. Drawing on the best and most recent research on adult learning and development, the authors provide ways to align your training and development work with the ways that people actually learn and grow. A very solid and useful book." (William Bridges, author of Transitions, Managing Transition, and JobShift)

"The authors have achieved the rare feat of masterfully linking applied examples and explanations with scholarly literaturemdasha balance that should prove equally valuable to beginning and experienced adult educators. This book should be a welcome addition to the libraries of teachers and trainers, as well as adult education policymakers and theorists worldwide." (Philip C. Candy, professor and deputy vice-chancellor (scholarship), University of Ballarat, Australia)

Book News Annotation:

This guide offers instruction on encouraging learning and development while helping adult learners become more aware of their personal growth and change. Taylor (education and portfolio development, St. Mary's College) and two co-authors affiliated with DePaul University explain the significance of adult education and present a theoretical framework within which to consider the choices made by adult educators. Drawing from this framework they offer approximately 70 instructional activities, organized according to their pedagogical strategy.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Today's adult educators recognize that it is no longer sufficient for teachers to teach and trainers to train. Rather than focus on information acquisition or behavior modification, they have expanded their efforts to emphasize the process of learning and its impact on adult development. This thoughtful and practical guide shows how to encourage learning and development while helping adult learners to become more aware of their personal growth and change.The authors first offer a rationale for concentrating on the experience and development of adult learners. They then present a conceptual and theoretical framework of the intentions and choices that guide educators who teach or train with development in mind. Drawing from this framework, they provide nearly seventy instructional activities—some of which can be completed in a single session and others that can be done in a series of sessions or an entire course. These flexible activities are also organized according to their focus on a particular learning strategy: assessing, collaborating, experimenting, imagining, inquiring, performing/simulating, and reflecting. No matter the content or setting, readers can select any activity and customize it to suit their developmental and instructional objectives.Most important, Developing Adult Learners highlights the powerful and compelling voices of teachers and students who have discovered the excitement of growing and changing through learning. It is full of pragmatic advice for faculty members, part-time instructors, workplace educators, leadership trainers, and virtually anyone dedicated to helping adult learners achieve rich and rewarding experiences.

Synopsis:

2001 Winner of the Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in Continuing Education

"An absolutely indispensable trove of practical, concrete ideas for teaching and training adults. Enough theorizing and mythologizing! This is the real stuff!"
Laurent A. Parks Daloz, associate director, the Whidbey Institute, and author of Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners

"This book gives us educators and trainers of adults a solid framework for intentionally incorporating into our practice what we believe to be a central tenet of what we do—help learners develop and change."
Rosemary S. Caffarella, professor, Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Northern Colorado, and coauthor of Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide

Today's adult educators recognize that it is no longer sufficient for teachers to teach and trainers to train. This practical guide shows how to encourage learning and development while helping adult learners to become more aware of their personal growth and change. It not only offers a rationale for focusing on the experience and development of adult learners, but also presents a theoretical and conceptual framework of the intentions that guide educators.

The authors provide nearly seventy instructional activities--some of which can be done in a single session and others that can be done in a series of sessions or an entire course. These flexible activities are organized according to their focus on a particular learning strategy. No matter the content or setting, readers can select any activity and customize it to suit their developmental and instructional objectives. Most important, Developing Adult Learners highlights the compelling voices of teachers and students who have discovered the excitement of growing and changing through learning. It is full of pragmatic advice for faculty members, part-time instructors, workplace educators, leadership trainers, and anyone dedicated to helping adult learners achieve rich and rewarding experiences.

About the Author

KATHLEEN TAYLOR is professor in the School of Extended Education and chair of the Department of Portfolio Development at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California. She also writes and consults in the areas of adult development and learning, learning and transformation, prior learning assessment, and women's development.

CATHERINE MARIENAU is professor and faculty mentor in the School for New Learning at DePaul University in Chicago. She teaches, writes, and consults in the areas of adult learning and development, experiential learning, outcomes-based curriculum and assessment, self-assessment, and women's development.

MORRIS FIDDLER is professor and faculty mentor in the School for New Learning at DePaul University in Chicago. He teaches, advises, writes, and consults in the areas of adult and experiential learning, competence-based curriculum and assessment, prior learning assessment, online education, and medical genetics.

Table of Contents

Preface.

The Authors.

PART ONE: CONCEPTS AND FOUNDATIONS.

Chapter 1. Linking Learning with Development.

Chapter 2. Key Theories That Inform Practice.

Chapter 3. Teaching with Developmental Intentions.

PART TWO: STRATEGIES AND EXERCISES.

Chapter 4. Assessing.

Chapter 5. Collaborating.

Chapter 6. Experimenting.

Chapter 7. Imagining.

Chapter 8. Inquiring.

Chapter 9. Performing-Simulating.

Chapter 10. Reflecting.

PART THREE: BECOMING AN EFFECTIVVE TEACHER OF ADULTS.

Chapter 11. Teaching and Training Matters.

Chapter 12. Observing our Practices.

Chapter 13. Accepting the Challenges of Growth.

Appendix A. An Experiential Theory of Development.

Appendix B. Constructive-Developmental Theories.

Appendix C. Relational Models of Development and the Ethic of Care.

Appendix D. Orientations to Teaching and Learning.

Appendix E. Typology of Learning.

references.

Index of Strategies.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787945732
Subtitle:
Strategies for Teachers and Trainers
Author:
Taylor, Kathleen
Author:
Marienau, Catherine, Ph.D.
Author:
Catherine Marienau, Ph.D.
Author:
Fiddler, Morris
Author:
Marienau, Catherine
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco, Calif.
Subject:
Educational Psychology
Subject:
Adult & Continuing Education
Subject:
Adult education
Subject:
Learning Styles
Subject:
Learning, psychology of
Subject:
Adult learning
Subject:
Education-Adult Education
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
The Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series
Series Volume:
1767-1
Publication Date:
July 2000
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.52x7.42x1.28 in. 1.81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Today's adult educators recognize that it is no longer sufficient for teachers to teach and trainers to train. Rather than focus on information acquisition or behavior modification, they have expanded their efforts to emphasize the process of learning and its impact on adult development. This thoughtful and practical guide shows how to encourage learning and development while helping adult learners to become more aware of their personal growth and change.The authors first offer a rationale for concentrating on the experience and development of adult learners. They then present a conceptual and theoretical framework of the intentions and choices that guide educators who teach or train with development in mind. Drawing from this framework, they provide nearly seventy instructional activities—some of which can be completed in a single session and others that can be done in a series of sessions or an entire course. These flexible activities are also organized according to their focus on a particular learning strategy: assessing, collaborating, experimenting, imagining, inquiring, performing/simulating, and reflecting. No matter the content or setting, readers can select any activity and customize it to suit their developmental and instructional objectives.Most important, Developing Adult Learners highlights the powerful and compelling voices of teachers and students who have discovered the excitement of growing and changing through learning. It is full of pragmatic advice for faculty members, part-time instructors, workplace educators, leadership trainers, and virtually anyone dedicated to helping adult learners achieve rich and rewarding experiences.
"Synopsis" by , 2001 Winner of the Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in Continuing Education

"An absolutely indispensable trove of practical, concrete ideas for teaching and training adults. Enough theorizing and mythologizing! This is the real stuff!"
Laurent A. Parks Daloz, associate director, the Whidbey Institute, and author of Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners

"This book gives us educators and trainers of adults a solid framework for intentionally incorporating into our practice what we believe to be a central tenet of what we do—help learners develop and change."
Rosemary S. Caffarella, professor, Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Northern Colorado, and coauthor of Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide

Today's adult educators recognize that it is no longer sufficient for teachers to teach and trainers to train. This practical guide shows how to encourage learning and development while helping adult learners to become more aware of their personal growth and change. It not only offers a rationale for focusing on the experience and development of adult learners, but also presents a theoretical and conceptual framework of the intentions that guide educators.

The authors provide nearly seventy instructional activities--some of which can be done in a single session and others that can be done in a series of sessions or an entire course. These flexible activities are organized according to their focus on a particular learning strategy. No matter the content or setting, readers can select any activity and customize it to suit their developmental and instructional objectives. Most important, Developing Adult Learners highlights the compelling voices of teachers and students who have discovered the excitement of growing and changing through learning. It is full of pragmatic advice for faculty members, part-time instructors, workplace educators, leadership trainers, and anyone dedicated to helping adult learners achieve rich and rewarding experiences.

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