ERIC Number: ED164875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Adults: A Guide for Vocational Instructors. Professional Development Series, no. 1.
Reece, Barry L.
A series of helpful tips for planning and teaching an adult course is contained in this guide. Section 1 studies the creation of a climate for learning. It includes such elements as the uniqueness of teaching adults, the characteristics of successful adult instructors, the importance of the first class meeting, getting to know the students, and providing for the physical comfort of the students. Next, section 2 examines the development of the teacher's training plan. This section is divided into two subsections: preparing the training plan and selecting instructional content. Section 3 concentrates on the selection of appropriate teaching methods. The topics discussed here include the nature of learning, emphasis on job application, learning as a self-activity, instruction sequencing, and teaching methods for various occasions. Finally, the evaluation process is examined along with its purposes and varying designs. Several charts illustrate the material and a sample quiz and evaluation form are included. (CT)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Classroom Environment, Course Organization, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Design, Job Application, Sequential Approach, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
American Vocational Association, 2020 North Fourteenth Street, Arlington, Virginia 22201 ($3.00; 10-19 copies, 10% off; 20-29, 15% off; 30-39, 20% off; 40-49, 25% off; 50+, 30% off)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA.