ERIC Number: ED045867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Adult Learning and Instruction.
Grabowski, Stanley M., Ed.
These eight conference papers discuss adult learning, instructional theory, and related issues in research and practice. Focusing on processes of educational change, the first paper considers how experienced teachers, educational theorists, and researchers possessing empirically tested knowledge can cooperate in program planning. The next paper reviews the adult instruction literature, then offers some generalizations, and closes with an exposition of the author's theory of instructional transactions or interactions. Another examines broad educational strategies in terms of social games--learned cultural sequences--which create communication networks conducive to various kinds of learning. Next, adult educators are offered guidelines for competing more effectively for funds and program support. In another paper, Malcolm Knowles argues the importance of the emerging field of andragogy (the science of helping adults learn) and suggests implications for adult learning environments. The next two look toward a differential psychology of adult learning and adjustment potential, and indicate how adult educators might apply existing knowledge in motivating and working with adults and in choosing appropriate overall strategies. Finally, consideration is given to administrative responsibility for effective, relevant instruction. Six references are included. (LY)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Andragogy, Bibliographies, Cooperative Planning, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Individual Characteristics, Instructional Design, Program Administration, Program Development, Research, Research Needs, Responsibility, Systems Analysis, Theories
Adult Education Association of the U.S.A., 1225 Nineteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
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Authoring Institution: Adult Education Association of U.S.A., Washington, DC.; Syracuse Univ., NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Education.