ERIC Number: ED079585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Psychological Factors in Adult Learning and Instruction. Research to Practice Series.
Verner, Coolie; Davison, Catherine V.
The learning and instructional processes related to adult education are discussed in this monograph. Following a brief discussion of the nature of learning and of instruction, the stages and conditions of learning and instruction are presented. These stages and conditions relate to internal conditions prerequisite to learning (motivation, attentional sets, readiness, and learning environment), states of the learning sequence (stimuli, attention, perception, coding, acquisition, and storage), the instructor's role in evoking learner performance (providing guidance and knowledge of results), and the progression of learning. The processes of remembering and forgetting are then discussed as to memory, remembering, and instructional factors affecting retention (nature and use of the material, overcoming interference effects, providing for the transfer of learning, and other ways of increasing retention). Finally, the designing and managing of instruction is presented in a number of interrelated steps. These steps are identifying objectives (motor skills, intellectual skills, verbal information, cognitive strategies, and attitudes), ordering the learning tasks, selecting instructional processes, and assessment of achievement. Eleven references for additional study are provided. (For related documents, see AC 014 525, 527-534.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adults, Citations (References), Guides, Individual Characteristics, Instructional Design, Learning Processes, Psychological Characteristics, Research, Retention (Psychology), Teacher Role
The Florida State University, Research-Information Processing Center, Dept. of Adult Education, 920 West College Ave. Tallahassee, Florida 32306
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Dept. of Adult Education.