ERIC Number: ED185345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Idea Book for Designing More Effective Learning Activities.
James, Waynne B., Ed.; Offill, Phil, Ed.
Intended to help ABE (Adult Basic Education) teachers learn to design effective learning activities, this handbook provides activity suggestions, informative materials, and sample forms and materials. Section 1, Adults as Learners, discusses the adult learner's unique characteristics and includes an article on teaching strategies and learning styles. Deciding What to Teach (section 2) emphasizes three critical concerns--need, want, ought to have. The third section, Setting the Climate, gives thirty-five get-acquainted ideas and three articles on nonverbal communication. Section 4, Organizing for Instruction, presents an instructional model based on these five steps: (1) Where Am I? (diagnosis/assessment), (2) Where Am I Going? (state and select objectives), (3) How Will I Get There? (select and implement strategies), (4) How Will I Know When I Have Gotten There? (measure accomplishment of objectives/re-diagnosis), and (5) How Well Did I Do? (evaluate). Charts, articles, sample materials and instruments, descriptions of teaching methods, and a teacher self-evaluation are included. Section 5, Individualized Instruction, provides an opinionnaire and forms for developing diagnostic approaches and selecting activities. The final section, the GED (General Educational Development) Test, presents basic data about test content and test-taking skills. Appendixes include APL (Adult Performance Level) objectives, additional activities, and an evaluation packet. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Cognitive Style, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Strategies, Guides, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Learning Activities, Nonverbal Communication, Resource Units, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Needs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Test Wiseness
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. School of Occupational and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Adult Performance Level; General Educational Development Tests