ERIC Number: ED498754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Teaching Adults, Revisited: Active Learning for Early Childhood Educators
National Association for the Education of Young Children
This book follows master educator Elizabeth (Betty) Jones as she teaches an introductory course in early childhood education. She actively engages the students, encouraging them to make decisions, ask questions, and engage in collaborative problem solving--herself modeling the behaviors that should be practiced by adults working with young children. Successor to her highly respected "Teaching Adults" (NAEYC, 1986), this new work reflects Betty Jones's ever-evolving wisdom and insights into teaching teachers, as well as the diversity of perspective that adults learners bring to college classrooms. Following a prologue, chapters in the book include: (1) The Class Sessions; (2) How It Can Be Done: A Last Reflection with My Colleagues; and (3) Why It Should Be Done: A Personal Perspective. Appendices include: (1) Grading Plan & Grading Points Record; and (2) Analysis of Play Spaces: An Observation Guide. A list of references is also provided.
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Active Learning, Grading, Preservice Teacher Education, Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Adult Learning, Decision Making, Teacher Behavior, Reflective Teaching, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.