ERIC Number: ED106462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Adults as Learners: Proceedings of a Conference.
Bortner, Rayman W., Ed.; And Others
The proceedings consist of 11 papers grouped in two major categories: the context of adult learning (social significance and fact and fiction about adult learning) and the utilization of learning models for adult instruction. Contributors are Floyd B. Fischer, George L. Maddox, Rolf H. Monge, Eric F. Gardner, Arthur W. Combs, William J. Hoyer, Francis J. DiVesta, H. Peter Dachler, Rayman W. Bortner, David F. Hultsch, Samuel S. Dubin, Tom Hickey, and Robert M. W. Travers. A summary synthesizes the papers in a philosophical vein with comments on conceptualization of learning as related to an internal system of human control; operant psychology and individualized learning; information processing models, reflecting both internal and external loci of control; expectancy models (as part of motivation theory); and the effect of educational technology on learning as a socializing experience. The comments reflect subjects discussed in the second major section. References are included after each paper. (MDW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Cognitive Processes, Conference Reports, Educational Technology, Expectation, Individualized Instruction, Learning Motivation, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Models, Operant Conditioning, Psychoeducational Methods, Sociocultural Patterns
Pennsylvania State University, Continuing Education Stores, J. Orvis Keller Building, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 ($7.50)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Human Development.