ERIC Number: ED430100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
From Theory to Practice: Adult Instructional Methodologies. Quality Professional Development Project. Professional Development Manual III.
Florida Community Coll., Jacksonville.
This workbook, one of six professional development manuals for adult education (AE) teachers, explores instructional methodologies to promote student success, the theories behind them, and their applications in the self-paced, open-entry/open-exit AE classroom. The pretest and posttest appear first. Each of the seven units begins with a list of objectives and then provides instructional material. Unit 1 provides a theoretical background on how learning occurs and what characteristics of instruction promote learning. Unit 2 introduces Gardner's multiple intelligences. Unit 3 reviews definitions for learning disabilities classifications, examines characteristics of students with learning disabilities, reviews the evaluation process, and offers practical classroom teaching strategies. Unit 4 discusses accelerated learning techniques and how they can help the adult learner increase the depth, breadth, and speed of learning. It reviews the methodologies and their applications to AE classrooms. Unit 5 looks at benefits of using whole language learning with adult students and discusses use of volunteers to provide extra one-on-one assistance in the classroom. Unit 6 reviews five key components of cooperative learning and gives tips on how to make it work within an AE classroom. Unit 7 reviews Paideia's history and principles as an educational concept developed by Adler and explores possible classroom applications of Paideia techniques. Appendixes include pretest and posttest answer keys, instructor self-evaluation, and student evaluation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Cooperative Learning, Faculty Development, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Learning Processes, Multiple Intelligences, Pretests Posttests, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Whole Language Approach
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Workforce Development.
Authoring Institution: Florida Community Coll., Jacksonville.