ERIC Number: ED192071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Applied Andragogy. A Practical Manual for the Continuing Education of Adults.
Godbey, Gordon C.
This guide for adult educators is a collection of discussions intended to initiate further inquiry as well as to offer practical suggestions on teaching adults. After a comparison of pedagogy and andragogy, a brief definition of adult education is given. A profile of the adult student is followed by outlines of the importance of guiding and counseling the mature student and suggestions for helping students organize their time and clarify their motivations. Adult development and special adult learning problems are covered. Suggestions are given to help teachers prepare themselves, select a comfortable and appropriate role, understand student needs, and make a good first impression. A section on teaching methods covers logs and such learning situations as independent, correspondence, group, and tutorial study. Listed are various learning atmospheres and areas where they are appropriate. The issues of problem solving and the assumption of a mask by an instructor are discussed. Differences between teaching adults and children and the issues of testing and evaluating adults are covered. The guide concludes with comments on the goals of adult education and such teaching materials as educational television and audiovisual aids. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Andragogy, Classroom Environment, Continuing Education, Individual Characteristics, Instructional Materials, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
The Pennsylvania State University, Continuing Education Stores, 7 J. Orvis Keller Bldg., University Park, PA 16802 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.