ERIC Number: ED348908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Adults Learn. Participant Workbook.
California State Univ. and Colleges, Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.; California State Univ., Long Beach. Center for Innovative Programs.
This publication is a workbook for those attending a "Helping Adults Learn" Workshop designed to assist higher education faculty and staff in promoting greater access and success for adult learners in higher education. An overview of the workshop describes the purpose, goals (to increase understanding of theory and research on adult learning, to assess the impact on adults of current institutional services and programs, and to promote improved services and programs for adult learners) and objectives. Five modules make up the workshop. Module 1 is an introduction and overview; module 2 covers concerns and characteristics of the adult learner; modules 3 and 4 cover facilitating adult learner success in designing instruction; and module 5 considers facilitating the next steps and needed resources. Objectives and suggestions for activities including worksheets for individual and small groups are given for each module. Modules 2, 3, and 4 also offer supplemental material in the form of reprints of the following articles: "The Adult as Learner: A Case for Making Higher Education More Responsive to the Individual Learner" (B. G. Sheckley); "Adapting the University to Adult Students: A Developmental Perspective" (Edmund F. Ackell and others); "Have Learning Begin with Your Lesson Objectives: Guide Learning with Objectives That Take a Student's Perspective (Ronald E. Dodge); and "Essential Skills for the Facilitator of Adult Learning" by (Michael W. Galbraith). A bibliography of approximately 120 items grouped according to module is included. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Ancillary School Services, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Teacher Workshops, Workbooks
CSU Academic Publications Program, 400 Golden Shore, Suite 132, Long Beach, CA 90802 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ. and Colleges, Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.; California State Univ., Long Beach. Center for Innovative Programs.