ERIC Number: ED022078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
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Methods and Techniques in Adult Education.
Brunner, Edmund deS.; And Others
To teach adults successfully, methods and techniques adapted to their needs must be used. Research in adult education has concentrated on the efficiency of techniques in facilitating learning and has been most significant in the areas of readability and audiovisual aids. Research on readability has shown that heavy, involved style makes for difficulty in reading, which difficulty, however, can be overcome by interest and strong motivation. Research on graphic and pictorial techniques was undertaken in the 1920's and has received new impetus because of studies made for the military. Films have been found effective, particularly when used with other teaching techniques. Studies of various radio broadcasting techniques, such as lectures, dramatizations, and dialogues have been made and also studies of learning and retention of material presented on television. The use of audiovisual aids has been shown to have distinct advantages over use of traditional educational techniques. Further research in this area will probably be most useful if it follows traditions of participation studies and comparative methods studies. (sg)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audiovisual Aids, Films, Radio, Readability, Reading Materials, Research Reviews (Publications), Teaching Methods, Television
Adult Education Association of the U.S.A., 1225 19th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
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Note: Chapter 9 in AN OVERVIEW OF ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH by Edmund deS. Brunner And Others.