ERIC Number: ED305983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching College Success to Older Students: An Instructor's Manual.
Designed to help instructors create a supportive learning environment for older than average students, this guidebook outlines the special needs of adult students and offers advice on instruction and course management. Each chapter of the instructor's manual corresponds to a chapter in "Time for College," a book designed to teach adult students some of the skills needed to successfully balance family, work, and academic responsibilities. Information for instructors is provided and specific classroom techniques, exercises, and supplementary instructional materials are suggested with respect to: (1) the creation of a warm and supportive classroom environment; (2) helping students get to know each other; (3) acquainting students with the campus and its services; (4) combining work and school; (5) study habits and attitudes that promote academic success; (6) time and stress management; (7) extra credit assignments; (8) making use of the library; (9) sharing personal experiences and insights; (10) assessing learning styles; (11) career and academic goal setting; (12) making learning fun; and (13) effective college teaching. Self-assessment instruments, forms, and a list of student projects are attached. (ALB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Anxiety, College Students, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Reentry Students, Stress Management, Student Adjustment, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Study Skills, Teacher Student Relationship, Time Management
Practical Psychology Press, P.O. Box 535, Portland, OR 97207 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Intended for use with "Time for College: When You Work, Have a Family, and Want More from Life," by Al Siebert & Bernadine Gilpin, JC 890 214, not available from ERIC.