ERIC Number: ED195733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Effective Teaching and Programming for Older Adults.
Von Hahn, Margaret; Riddell, Gail
This booklet is intended as a guide for community educators on planning and teaching educational programs for older adults. Chapter 1, Getting Started, discusses the program plan which identifies the sponsoring agency, advisory committee, and ways of determining needs and interests. Chapter 2, Designing the Program, focuses on the participants, program content, method of organizing learners (class, discussion group, workshop), overcoming barriers to participation (length and frequency of activity, time scheduling, cost, facilities/location/transportation, age-integrated versus age-segregated programs, internal barriers), publicity and outreach, and selecting instructors. Topics considered in chapter 3, Teaching the Courses, include instructional design (setting purpose and defining objectives, choosing instructional techniques), suggestions for teaching (learning climate, visual compensations, auditory compensations, adapting to rate of response), and evaluation. Appendixes include (1) descriptlons of three sample programs for retired people, (2) sample handout for instructors of older adults, and (3) a sample evaluation form. An annotated bibliography cites six resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Continuing Education, Educational Gerontology, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Interests, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Participant Characteristics, Program Content, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Retirement, Teaching Methods
Programs in Aging and Retirement Education, UBC, Centre for Continuing Education, 5997 Iona Dr., Vancouver, BC VGT 2A4 ($1.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.