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ERIC Number: ED301660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Adults More Effectively. Techniques.
Wendell, Robert
Lifelong Learning, v12 n3 p29-30 Nov 1988
Teaching adults more effectively is a concern common to business, industry, professionals, and educators. An examination of research dealing with effective teaching shows that six functions can be identified and followed as steps in the instruction of adults: (1) review of previous learning and skills; (2) initial presentation of material through an overview; (3) guided practice; (4) corrective feedback from the instructor; (5) independent work by the students; and (6) frequent review of material. These six teaching functions serve as organizers for planning and conducting continuing education for adults. The sequence is easily applied to adult needs and provides opportunities for more positive self-development through skill demonstration. At each step, adults are reinforced with the successful accomplishment of tasks, leading to good feelings about learning and reinforcing motivation to learn. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A