ERIC Number: ED378401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
TALKit. Teaching Adult Learners Kit. Professional Development Activities for Teachers of Adult Learners.
This Teaching Adult Learners Kit (TALKit) is an inservice "cafeteria" that offers many choices to the workshop planner/facilitator. The core of the kit is a series of structured workshop activities designed to help teachers build a teaching foundation--a working philosophy for adult education. Activities focus on three areas: the philosophy of teaching and learning, understanding adult learners, and effective teaching of adults. The workshop activities are all interactive, hands-on learning experiences. Introductory materials discuss the role of the facilitator and include a chart that describes each activity and areas of focus and annotated listing of videotape resources. Each of the 10 activities has some or all of these components: introduction, purpose, materials list, preparation, organization, time, numbers, followup, transparency masters, handouts, and supplementary materials. Activities are as follows: "drawing" conclusions about teaching adults; nothing personal, but...; speak out on learning; straight talk; TALK about adult learners; teachers make it work; thumbs up, thumbs down; when I teach I...; words of wisdom; and worth a thousand words. Followup options are included for teachers who want more information, a deeper experience, or resources to help them prepare a personal professional development plan. Appendixes include sample inservice programs and masters for producing a teacher journal. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Classroom Techniques, Educational Philosophy, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods
Adult Basic Education Project, Mesa Vista, Room 4016, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 ($20).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Div. of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Dept. of Educational Administration.