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Adult Learners On Campus - H.B. Slotnick


Published: 14th January 1993
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The opportunity for a second chance is a growing phenomenon. Some members of the Adult Learners Consulting Group, a dozen or so faculty and graduate students at the University of Dakota, who have a general interest in the related processes of learning and teaching, investigated the specific concern about the ways older-than-average students learn and the instructional methods most appropriate for them. They recognized that for both the older student and the teacher of the older student there are problems and issues that are different from the average student or student/teacher relationship. In addition to presenting an integrated picture of adult learners on campus, this book also provides some teaching techniques that can be used in the classroom tomorrow.; It is aimed at teachers in further and adult education, trainers in all disciplines, researchers in adult and continuing education.

List of Tables and Figures
Thirteen People Who Helped Us Understand Adult Learners
A Background on Adult Learnersp. 1
Adult Learnersp. 3
Perspective on Adults and Adult Learningp. 5
Andragogy Versus Pedagogyp. 6
An Introduction to the Adult Learnerp. 9
Adult Developmentp. 11
Cognitive Developmentp. 13
Identity Developmentp. 20
Our Study and Its Findingsp. 25
Our Study, Our Studentsp. 29
Methodologyp. 29
Students at the University of North Dakotap. 31
A Group of Young Adult and Adult Learnersp. 35
Issues Related to College Attendancep. 42
Competing Prioritiesp. 42
Allotment of Timep. 43
Reasons for Attending Collegep. 46
Issues Related to Teaching and Learningp. 50
Contemporary Students, Former Studentsp. 50
Preferred Instructional Stylep. 51
Best Teachers and Worst Teachersp. 54
Deterrentsp. 61
Obstaclesp. 63
Personal Academic Strengths and Weaknessesp. 65
Preferred Evaluation Strategyp. 68
Support Servicesp. 72
Implications for Teachingp. 75
Recommendations for Teaching Adult Studentsp. 77
Recommendations for Facultyp. 78
Institutional Recommendationsp. 91
Epiloguep. 94
Young Adultsp. 95
Adultsp. 97
Final Thoughtp. 101
Appendix A: Methodologyp. 103
Appendix B: Survey Instrument and Letters to Respondentsp. 110
Annotated Bibliographyp. 120
Referencesp. 132
Indexp. 138
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ISBN: 9780750701150
ISBN-10: 0750701153
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 14th January 1993
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1