ERIC Number: ED208797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Learners in Colleges and Universities. Proceedings of the Annual Sweden/Canada Workshop, (3rd, 1979).
Baker, Janette, Ed.; Wilburn, Marion, Ed.
Proceedings of the 1979 Sweden/Canada Workshop held at Glendon College, York University, on adult learners in colleges and universities are presented. The adult student was defined as 21 years old or older and a participant of a formal learning situation for at least two years. Three major perspectives were addressed: the institution, the class, and the instructor. Summaries of formal presentations include: "Critical Features of Good Learning: Control and Responsibility" (George Geis); "Adult Learner and the Institution: A Fair Exchange" (Alan B. Knox); and "How Adults Learn: What's New? A Summary" (J. Roby Kidd). Group reports include: "The Adult Learner in the Classroom: Three Perspectives: Canada/Sweden Workshop Participants, Faculty, and Students;""The Institution and the Adult Learner;""The Response to the Adult Learner;""The Adult Learner and Teacher Training;""Survey of Technical Education in Community Colleges and Universities;""Art, Media, and Environmental Health;""Programme Evaluation Frameworks for Selected Health Sciences and Post-Degree Programmes Combining Work Experience and Theory;" and "Programmes and Resources on and/or for Women in the Toronto Area." Workshop recommendations and a workshop review and case study summaries are included. Appended materials include sample agenda and literature on the Mature Student Orientation Program offered at the University of Western Ontario. Additional papers are as follows: "Developing Institutions Responding to Students' Needs" (Phyllis Couse); "Technological Studies: A Program for Adult Learners" (Francois Dupont); and "Student Characteristics, Non-Credit Adult Learners, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario" (Lily Oddie Munro). (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, College Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Education, Continuing Education, Cooperative Programs, Foreign Countries, Health Occupations, Higher Education, Learning Theories, Nontraditional Students, Professional Continuing Education, Program Evaluation, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching (Occupation), Technical Education, Womens Education, Womens Studies
The Ontario Universities Program for Instrucational Development, 130 St. George Street, Suite 8039, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T4 Canada ($4.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Universities Program for Instructional Development, Toronto.; National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Sweden