ERIC Number: ED149180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education Teaching Techniques. Information Series No. 110.
Seaman, Donald F.
Review and synthesis of research on effective techniques for teaching adults at different educational and occupational levels is presented in this information analysis paper intended for local adult continuing education directors and teachers of adults in education, industry, and government. The operational framework of the review is based on Verner's classifications and definitions of the terms adult education, method, technique, and device. Activities regarded as techniques by the literature in adult education are presented and discussed in alphabetical order. Where appropriate, devices are included in the discussion. Teaching techniques reviewed are the following: brainstorming, case study, correspondence study, critical incident, demonstration, exhibit, field trip forum, group discussion, independent study, individualized instruction, lecture, microteaching, newsletters, panel, programmed instruction, role playing, self-instructional modules, simulation, skit, symposium, telelecture, and tutorial. Certain media with a unique nature of special impact potential are discussed in the section on influence of media (multimedia and mass media). Conclusions are made based on data presented in the review section. The section on research priorities for the future contains suggestions regarding the development of a research base for identifying, selecting, and applying adult education teaching techniques. (TA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Educational Media, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Instructional Materials, Literature Reviews, Mass Media, Multimedia Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Research Needs, State of the Art Reviews, Teaching Methods
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (IN 110, $3.80, quantity and series discounts available)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. ERIC Clearinghouse on Career Education.