ERIC Number: ED208209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Teaching Adults. Module 9: Understanding the Adult as Learner.
This module on characteristics of adults as learners is the ninth of 11 modules in the set, Introduction to Teaching Adults. Designed to meet the learning needs of part-time continuing education instructors, these modules can be used as resource materials for local workshops or study-discussion groups, as self-instruction (each module takes approximately two hours), and as a correspondence course. (Source information on correspondence study is cited in module 1.) All modules except the first are designed to be used in part in conjunction with an audiotape. The purpose of the module is to identify six key characteristics of adults as learners and to suggest ways of taking them into account when teaching. Information is provided on these six characteristics: (1) adult life cycle, (2) immediate time orientation, (3) broad base of experience, (4) independent self-concept, (5) gradual state of physical decline, and (6) a number of social roles to be fulfilled. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Aging (Individuals), Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Continuing Education, Correspondence Study, Experience, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Self Concept, Student Characteristics, Teacher Education
University of British Columbia, Centre for Continuing Education, 5997 Iona Dr., Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A4 ($40.00 per set, including cassettes, for Canadian residents; $110.00, plus postage and handling, for international orders; 10% discount on 10 or more sets).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 030 315-325.