ERIC Number: ED368942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Adult Learner. Training Packet for a Three-Session Workshop. Study of ABE/ESL Instructor Training Approaches.
Tibbetts, John; And Others
This training packet on the adult learner is 1 of 10 developed by the Study of Adult Basic Education (ABE)/English as a Second Language (ESL) Training Approaches Project to assist ABE instructors, both professionals and volunteers. The packet is intended to stand alone and encompasses a three-session workshop series with activities scheduled for participants to accomplish between sessions. Ideally, the sessions should take place about 1 month apart. Introductory materials include information about the series and the training packet, a workshop overview (objectives, time, materials checklist, preparations checklist), and workshop outline for each session. Trainer notes for each session include a checklist of tasks to be completed before the session and an outline of activities with necessary materials and times. Topics covered in the sessions are as follows: ABE/ESL adult learners; views of adult development; cooperative learning; implications of adult learning theory for instructional planning; and lesson planning. Time is allowed for preparation for the home task and feedback on the home task. Trainer's supplements for sessions 1 and 2 contain possible responses and additional instructions. Masters for all handouts and transparencies needed in the sessions are provided. Three supplementary readings for session 1 conclude the packet: The Importance of Context in Adult Learning; Views of Adult Development; and 27 References for Supplementary Readings. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Development, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Cooperative Learning, Educational Planning, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Learning Theories, Lesson Plans, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Guides, Transparencies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 338 605, ED 344 054-056, and CE 066 275-281.