ERIC Number: ED289964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Prepare To Work with Adult Learners. Module N-1 of Category N--Teaching Adults. Professional Teacher Education Module Series.
Kalamas, David J.
This module, one in a series of performance-based teacher education learning packages, focuses on a specific skill that vocational educators need to create appropriate learning environments and to plan and manage instruction that is well-suited to the learning and psychological needs of today's adults. The purpose of the module is to prepare instructors to work with adult learners. Introductory material provides terminal and enabling objectives, a list of resources, and general information. The main portion of the module includes three learning experiences based on the enabling objectives: (1) demonstrate knowledge of adult learner characteristics and the process of adult development; (2) demonstrate knowledge of learning preferences; and (3) develop a plan for gaining additional knowledge and skills. Each learning experience presents activities with information sheets, samples, worksheets, checklists, and self-checks with model answers. Optional activities are provided. Completion of these three learning experiences should lead to achievement of the terminal objective through the fourth and final learning experience that requires (1) an actual teaching situation in which the trainee can prepare to work with adult learners, and (2) a teacher performance assessment by a resource person. An assessment form is included. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Teacher Education, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modalities, Learning Modules, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Skills, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials, 120 Driftmier Engineering Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 274 810 and CE 048 698-702.