ERIC Number: ED357216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Delivering Instruction to Adult Learners.
Cantor, Jeffrey A.
This guide to working with adult learners approaches the job of the instructor from a threefold perspective that focuses on the role of the instructor as a professional, the needs of the learner, and the instructional process and related technology. Chapter 1 examines the role of an effective instructor as a behavior model and change agent. Instructional communication (speaking, platform, listening, and questioning skills) and interaction among instructors and learners is covered next. In chapter 3, the adult learning process is analyzed within the context of Gagne's learning theories. The next three chapters outline procedures for writing and using instructional objectives, evaluating instruction and constructing and evaluating tests, and developing lesson plans for effective instruction. Chapter 7 covers methods of instructional delivery in classrooms, laboratories, and on-the-job training settings. Procedures for motivating adult learners (including techniques for using learners' needs to enhance motivation and specific instructional processes that enhance motivation) are presented in chapter 8. Chapter 9 outlines a procedure for comprehensive lesson, course, and program evaluation. The final chapter includes specific techniques for managing learning environments and using various media (instructional aids, computer-assisted instruction, and computer-managed instruction) to enhance the learning environment. Contains 84 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Change Agents, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Foreign Countries, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Processes, Lesson Plans, Motivation Techniques, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Test Construction
Wall & Emerson, Inc., 3210 South Main St., P.O. Box 448686, Middletown, OH 45044-8686.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A