ERIC Number: ED058523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Tutor and the WEA Class.
This guide of the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is meant for the tutor who is engaged in adult education. The first area discussed is the necessity for the tutor to get to know the students, and ways in which this can be accomplished are suggested. The students' motives for attending the class and for learning are to be viewed from the standpoint of the purpose of the class, which is defined as student-learning. The importance of the first meeting of a class is pointed out, and good first meetings are said to be those that arouse students' interest and immediately involve them in the learning process, as well as give them the opportunity of easily recognizable achievement. An example is given of a way in which a tutor in local history can devise an activity that involves student participation. The tutor is advised that he must be constantly aware that his task is to help people both to understand things and to pass judgement on them. It is stated that often the tutor must not act as a lecturer, but rather as an animateur, enabler, and initiator. The syllabus should be constructed in view of what the real needs of the class are. Written work of the students is seen as an aid to learning. Other aids are reading books and maintaining scrapbooks. Tutor managed aids are visual aids, such as slides, films, and audiovisual aids. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Audiovisual Aids, Curriculum Development, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Instructional Materials, Learning Motivation, Student Participation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides
The Workers' Educational Association, Yorkshire North District, 7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds LS3 1AD, England (5 pence plus postage)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Workers Educational Association, Leeds (England). Yorkshire North District.; Leeds Univ. (England). Dept. of Adult Education and Extramural Studies.