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ERIC Number: ED286042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun-1
Pages: 20
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Learning and Memory: Implications for Teaching Adults. A Background Paper on Teaching Adults Prepared for Public Service Instructors, Vocational Teachers, and Vocational Administrators in West Virginia.
Harmon, Hobart L.
This paper presents an overview of research on adult learning and suggests strategies for helping adult students to learn. In the first section of the paper, learning and memory are discussed and factors needed for adults to learn the hows and whys of adult motivation are then discussed. The paper next covers the setting of adult learning and the differences between short-term and long-term memory. Activities by which teachers of adults can facilitate the retention and transfer of learning are listed and explained, and techniques suggested by some researchers are offered. Finally, the paper presents lists of teaching strategies and explores the differences between adult and younger learners as advanced in the literature. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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