ERIC Number: ED060399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Seminar in Adult Basic Education. Heuristics of Adult Education: Courses of Study for Professional Preparation of Educators of Adults.
A seminar whose purpose is to raise the professional competencies of those concerned about Adult Basic Education (ABE) by providing an overview and understanding of the major principles and practices of ABE is presented. Specific objectives include: (1) to enable each class member to formulate and to defend a philosophy and rationale of ABE which is consistent with his own beliefs and with the characteristics and expectations of the undereducated adult, (2) to enable each class member to formulate and defend important criteria which must be present to have a "successful" community Adult Basic Education program, (3) to reach consensus about the fundamental principles involved in the learning process, and (4) to provide a learning environment in which the participants may design and conduct meaningful learning experiences. Full use was made of three methods of study: the class, self-directed study, and the community. The adult learning process was introduced through a presentation on an overhead projector of Havighurst's development tasks of the adult. The section on community resources was developed around a practicum experience wherein each class member was responsible to determine those resources in his community which lend themselves to an improved ABE program. (For related documents, see AC 008 318-322.) (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Beliefs, Community Resources, Course Content, Course Objectives, Discovery Processes, Educational Programs, Expectation, Individual Development, Learning Experience, Learning Processes, Objectives, Philosophy, Seminars, Standards, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.