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ERIC Number: ED469704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 135
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57524-205-2
Designing Instruction for Adult Learners. Second Edition. Professional Practices in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Series.
Dean, Gary J.
This book focuses on applying instructional design to development of classroom learning for adults. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the model and addresses concerns about use of instructional design in adult education. Chapter 2 deals with assessing and developing skills as an adult educator; a literature review on behavior, beliefs, knowledge, and skills of effective adult educators is combined with activities to help readers reflect on and learn about themselves. Chapter 3 on developing content knowledge focuses on analysis of subject matter to be learned. Procedural task, learning task, and content analyses are described. Chapter 4 discusses needs and characteristics of adult learners and is enhanced by a computer analogy of the learning process describing interrelationships among the characteristics. Chapters 5-6 discuss strategies for conducting learner needs assessment and learning contexts and their analysis. Chapters 7-9 describe instructional design: developing learning goals and objectives; developing learning activities; and learner evaluation. Chapter 10 addresses evaluating the instructional design plan. The book contains figures that illustrate points made in the text; activities that encourage personal reflection and growth and provide opportunities for application of the instructional design process; exhibits that highlight important information; and a running example in three parts that shows how instructional design can be used to plan learning activities. (Contains 62 references and an index.) (YLB)
Krieger Publishing Company, P.O. Box 9542, Melbourne, FL 32902-9542 ($25.50). Tel: 321-724-9542; Fax: 321-951-3671; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For the 1994 edition, see ED 372 248.