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ERIC Number: EJ843968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2705
Helping Adults Learn
Edmundson, Phyllis J.
Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, v6 n1 p59-70 2007
Increased attention to preparing addictions counselors and related professionals to use evidence-based practices has brought new attention to the preparation programs for addictions counselors. Research and theory about adult learning emphasizes the importance of students as active participants in problem and experience based learning. This paper presents some key principles about teaching and learning for adults. With this set of principles as a guide, a discussion follows about teaching skills that support active and experience-based learning by adults including planning and decision-making, facilitating discussions and using small groups. Suggestions are offered for designing field-based learning experiences that provide meaningful, relevant, and powerful learning opportunities for adults. The paper concludes with ideas for handling some of the perplexing problems that come with teaching in an active and engaged way. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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