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ERIC Number: ED272661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Set the Stage for Student Success. TECHNIQUES.
Hinton, Barbara
Lifelong Learning, v9 n2 p29-30 Oct 1985
The adult educator should take some specific steps before the first students arrive to meet the needs of students with different orientations. A 15-20 minute interview helps the teacher to get to know prospective students. The physical facilities should be conducive to learning, including adequate lighting, a comfortable room temperature, an informal seating arrangement, and study carrels. Methods and materials should be varied to suit adults varying in experiences, achievement levels, and preferred learning styles. Classroom procedures and other pertinent information should be explained in clear and simple language. A course syllabus shows students specific steps to take to reach their goal. To set the stage for future learning, the teacher should take the following steps during the students' first visit to an adult education class: establish a learning environment of mutual respect, trust, helpfulness, and acceptance; review institutional expectations, use of materials, and learning procedures; explain the diagnostic uses of testing to reduce the fear of tests and remove the threat of grades; make sure students learn something that is both rewarding and relevant; and ask students to complete an assignment before their next visit. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A