ERIC Number: ED469267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Delivering Instruction to Adult Learners. Revised Edition.
Cantor, Jeffrey A.
This one-stop guide for trainers and educators of adults in industry, business, or the professions details a results-oriented instructional strategy that is based on the following principles for instructing adults effectively: (1) act as a leader, helper, guide, change agent, coordinator, and facilitator of learning; (2) promote active participation and three-way communication; (3) develop a collaborative climate; (4) recognize learners' individuality; (5) assist learners in setting and understanding goals; (6) use effective questioning; (7) be experience-centered; (8) promote mutual problem solving; (9) be a group member; and (10) reinforce learning through self-evaluation. The book is written for all instructors of adults, from novice to expert, and illustrates all concepts with practical examples. The following are among the specific topics discussed: (1) the effective instructor as a behavior model and change agent; (2) communication and the instructor; (3) the adult learning process; (4) writing and using instructional objectives; (5) instructional evaluation and test development; (6) lesson planning for effective instruction; (7) methods of instructional delivery; (8) motivation of adult learners and training for success in learning; (9) comprehensive lesson, course, and program evaluation; and (10) learning environments. A kinetics dictionary of body language is appended. (Contains 84 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, Communication (Thought Transfer), Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Glossaries, Guidelines, Instructional Development, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Lesson Plans, Models, Nonverbal Communication, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Test Construction, Training Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: For the previous edition (1992), see ED 357 216.