ERIC Number: ED114661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May-24
Reference Count: 0
Conference on the Adult Learner: Proceedings: May 23 and 24, 1975. Occasional Paper No. 25.
Widman, Shannon S., Ed.; Olswang, Steven G., Ed.
The document contains a brief outline of the conference proceedings and the text of two papers presented at the conference. Alan M. Rubin's paper, "Give Me a Fish and I Eat for a Day. Teach Me to Fish and I Eat for a Lifetime" (from the Babylonian Talmud), examines the question of whether our institutions of higher education are providing the opportunities to learn necessary life skills and presents a curriculum and service program, which operates from a community-based life skills center and is centered entirely around the adult students' life skills. "Adult Learning," a 65-page presentation by Shannon S. Widman, provides an overview of the field and particular characteristics of the adult learner, as well as resultant implications for adult educators. An historical review of adult education, which traces its organizational and institutional development, is included to provide insight into current problems in adult education. Drawing on research in the field, the author examines the motivations, learning processes, and performance of the adult learner. Successful course planning, teaching techniques, and teacher role for adult learning, likewise, are discussed. The paper also contains a partially annotated 10-page bibliography on adult learning. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Development of Community Coll. Education.