ERIC Number: ED224865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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The Application of the Learning Project Interview as a Method of Communicating Principles of Learning Theory to Facilitators of Adult Learning.
Wickett, R. E. Y.
The learning project interview is a group-interview technique that is useful for developing an awareness of the process of adult learning. Specifically, it provides insights concerning the types of things adults try to learn, the number of learning experiences they have, their methods of learning, and the sources of the subject matter that they attempt to learn. The learning project interview can be used with groups containing anywhere from 10 to 200 participants. First, participants are asked to list anything that they tried to learn during the past 12 months. After narrowing their list to include only learning projects that were deliberate, more than 7 hours in duration, and designed to retain a skill for at least 48 hours, participants are asked to select the one project that was most important to them. Next, participants provide information concerning the planning process they used during the learning experience, the main source of the information they learned, and the amount of time spent learning it. By sharing this information during a debriefing and discussion period, the adult learners become aware of their own learning processes as well as that of others. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Learning Project Interview