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Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn Author Raymond J. Wlodkowski
ISBN-10 9781119078012
Release 2017-08-17
Pages 512
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The classic interdisciplinary reference on adult education, updated for today's learning environment Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides adult educators with the information and strategies they need to guide non-traditional students toward positive educational outcomes. Providing a clear framework, guidelines for instructional planning, real-world examples, and cutting-edge ideas, this book fills the need for intrinsically motivating instruction targeted specifically toward adults returning to school. This new fourth edition sharpens the focus on community colleges, where most first-generation college students and working adults begin their higher education, and explores the rising use of technology and alternative delivery methods including a new chapter covering online instruction. Since the publication of its first edition, this book has become a classic reference for understanding adult motivation in educational and training settings. As more and more adults re-enter the educational system, instructors and trainers will find extraordinary value in this exploration at the intersection of research and practice. Examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research pertaining to adult motivation and learning Delve into alternative formats including online learning, interactive learning materials, and more Elicit and encourage adult intrinsic motivation using the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching and sixty practical, research-backed strategies Adopt a culturally responsive instructional approach for an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Adult students differ from traditional students in motivation, attitude, experience, and more; this, combined with an increasingly diverse body of students as well electronic delivery methods, makes today's teaching environment a new landscape for instructors to navigate. Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides a clear guide to success for instructors and students alike.



Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn Author Raymond J. Wlodkowski
ISBN-10 1555425259
Release 1993-03-01
Pages 335
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Deserves to be read by anyone, in any setting, who is engaged in the management or delivery of lifelong education.'' ?Lifelong Learning An excellent reference guide for instructors, teachers, and trainers. Wlodkowski covers a wide range of motivational topics, and also manages to approach these topics in a logical and systematic manner.'' ?Training News In this award-winning adult education resource Raymond J. Wlodkowski explains the positive effects that motivation has on adult learning and instruction, outlines key factors that influence motivation, and presents sixty-eight specific motivational strategies that can be applied throughout a course of instruction



Teaching Intensive and Accelerated Courses

Teaching Intensive and Accelerated Courses Author Raymond J. Wlodkowski
ISBN-10 9780787968939
Release 2010-08-09
Pages 240
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In this comprehensive resource, Raymond J. Wlodkowski and Margery B. Ginsberg describe how to meet the challenge of teaching intensive and accelerated courses to nontraditional learners and working adults. By making motivation and cultural relevance essential to instruction, they clearly show what instructors can do to enhance learning in classes that can last from three to six hours. Teaching Intensive and Accelerated Courses makes full use of the authors' twenty years of experience researching and teaching accelerated courses, along with selected strategies from Wlodkowski's classic Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn, to offer tried-and-true practices instructors can use to provide continuously engaging learning. Praise for Teaching Intensive and Accelerated Courses "Part-time teachers who work in accelerated degree programs are an enormous—and grossly underserved—group of adult education faculty. In this indispensable text, Wlodkowski and Ginsberg, two teachers with extensive firsthand experience of accelerated learning formats, provide an accessible, practical, and highly readable guide to engaging learners in these programs. Warm, wise, and down-to-earth, this will be an invaluable resource for teachers in these programs and for faculty developers everywhere."—Stephen D. Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota "Whether you are an experienced teacher of accelerated courses or about to become a new one, I can't think of a better guide and standard-setter than this book. Wlodkowski and Ginsberg have created an instructional theory with practices that mirror the very principles and processes they advocate. Central to their thesis is the need to create conditions that will allow adults' natural desire to learn to emerge; in my view, this perspective is often lost in adult learning courses in the name of efficiency or productivity. That is one of the many reasons this book is refreshing in both its approach and the values it espouses."—Pamela Tate, president and CEO, The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning "What a helpful resource for faculty professional development! The information is strategic without being formulaic. New faculty can use this book as a resource to design their materials and to use their existing skills to help adults learn. The parts of this book that focus on graduate students are extremely insightful."—Victoria Gardner, director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, University of Washington School of Medicine



Diversity and Motivation

Diversity and Motivation Author Margery B. Ginsberg
ISBN-10 9781119104131
Release 2015-02-27
Pages 464
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When the first edition of Diversity and Motivation was published in 1995, it became a premier resource for faculty and administrators seeking effective and practical strategies that foster motivation among culturally diverse student groups. This revised and updated second edition of Diversity and Motivation offers a comprehensive understanding of teaching methods that promote respect, relevance, engagement, and academic success. Margery B. Ginsberg and Raymond J. Wlodkowski base their insights and concrete suggestions on their experiences and research as college faculty. The book defines norms, illustrates practices, and provides tools to develop four foundational conditions for intrinsically motivated learning: establishing inclusion, developing a positive attitude, enhancing meaning, and engendering competence. The authors provide perspectives on the social justice implications of each condition. Diversity and Motivation includes resources to help educators create a supportive community of learners, facilitate equitable discussions in linguistically diverse classrooms, design engaging lessons, and assess students fairly. The ideas in this book apply across disciplines and include teaching practices that can be easily adapted to a range of postsecondary settings. In addition, the authors include a cohesive approach to syllabus construction, lesson design, and faculty development. This new edition also contains a framework for motivating students outside traditional classroom settings.



Third Update on Adult Learning Theory

Third Update on Adult Learning Theory Author Sharan B. Merriam
ISBN-10 111804553X
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 96
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This Third Update on Adult Learning Theory follows two earlier volumes on the same topic, the first published in 1993 and the second in 2001. Only one topic, transformative learning theory, can be found in all three updates, representing the continuing developments in research and alternative theoretical conceptions of TL. Thanks to a growing body of research and theory-building, three topics briefly touched on in 2001 are now separate chapters in this third update: spirituality and adult learning learning through the body narrative learning in adulthood Also new in this update is a chapter on non-Western perspectives on learning and knowing. New developments in two other areas are also explored: understanding the connection between the brain and learning, and how modern and postmodern ways of knowing are converging and are bring expressed in social movements. The concluding chapter identifies two trends in adult learning theory for the twenty-first century: attention to context, and to the holistic nature of learning in adulthood. This is 119th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education is an indispensable series that explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.



Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning

Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning Author James R. Davis
ISBN-10 9781579228439
Release 2013-04-30
Pages 326
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For teachers in higher education who haven’t been able to catch up with developments in teaching and learning, James Davis and Bridget Arend offer an introduction that focuses on seven coherent and proven evidence-based strategies. The underlying rationale is to provide a framework to match teaching goals to distinct ways of learning, based on well-established theories of learning. The authors present approaches that readers can readily and safely experiment with to achieve desired learning outcomes, and build confidence in changing their methods of teaching. Research on learning clearly demonstrates that learning is not one thing, but many. The learning associated with developing a skill is different from the learning associated with understanding and remembering information, which in turn is different from thinking critically and creatively, solving problems, making decisions, or change paradigms in the light of evidence. Differing outcomes involve different ways of learning and teaching strategies. The authors provide the reader with a conceptual approach for selecting appropriate teaching strategies for different types of content, and for achieving specific learning objectives. They demonstrate through examples how a focused and purposeful selection of activities improves student performance, and in the process makes for a more effective and satisfying teaching experience. The core of the book presents a chapter on each of the seven ways of learning. Each chapter offers a full description of the process, illustrates its application with examples from different academic fields and types of institutions, clearly describes the teacher’s facilitation role, and covers assessment and online use. The seven ways of learning are: Behavioral Learning; Cognitive Learning; Learning through Inquiry; Learning with Mental Models; Learning through Groups and Teams; Learning through Virtual Realities; and Experiential Learning. Along the way, the authors provide the reader with a basis for evaluating other approaches to teaching and other learning methodologies so that she or he can confidently go beyond the “seven ways” to adapt or adopt further strategies. This is the ideal companion for teachers who are beginning to explore new ways of teaching, and want to do some serious independent thinking about learning. The book can also be used to prepare graduate students for teaching, and will be welcomed by centers for teaching and learning to help continuing faculty re-examine a particular aspect of their teaching.



Five Perspectives on Teaching in Adult and Higher Education

Five Perspectives on Teaching in Adult and Higher Education Author Daniel D. Pratt
ISBN-10 089464937X
Release 1998
Pages 289
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This work is derived from several years studying the teaching of adults in Asia and North America. It presents five different perspectives on teaching adults. Each perspective is described as a set of actions, intentions and beliefs, and then illustrated within contexts of adult education practice.



Adult Learning

Adult Learning Author Sharan B. Merriam
ISBN-10 9781118416310
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 320
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Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for master’s-level students and practitioners alike. Sharan Merriam and Laura Bierema have infused each chapter with practical applications for instruction which will help readers personally relate to the material. The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today’s World Traditional Learning Theories Andragogy Self-Directed Learning Transformative Learning Experience and Learning Body and Spirit in Learning Motivation and Learning The Brain and Cognitive Functioning Adult Learning in the Digital Age Critical Thinking and Critical Perspectives Culture and Context Discussion questions and activities for reflection are included at the end of each chapter.



Planning Programs for Adult Learners

Planning Programs for Adult Learners Author Rosemary S. Caffarella
ISBN-10 9780470770375
Release 2013-02-26
Pages 422
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The third edition of Planning Programs for Adult Learners explores the development of adult education programs in clear and specific detail. The book offers a popular step-by-step guide that contains information on every area of program planning for adult learners, from understanding the purpose of educational programs to obtaining suitable facilities to incorporating technology appropriately. This important resource is written for educators and practitioners for whom planning programs is a full-time responsibility or only a part of their jobs, as well as volunteers in a variety of organizations. This new edition integrates the relevant literature from the past decade on globalization, culture, and technology that has influenced the world in which adult educators now practice. The book is filled with examples and scenarios that illustrate the precepts and advice from Caffarella's proven Interactive Model of Program Planning and the handy chapter checklists remind practitioners what to focus on in their practice. In addition, the third edition puts the focus on critical administrative tasks and explores the ethical issues related to program planning. With the Interactive Model of Program Planning, the authors provide adult educators and practitioners in all fields a set of intellectual and practical tools to plan effective educational programs for adults.



Reading Work

Reading Work Author Mary Ellen Belfiore
ISBN-10 9781135622732
Release 2004-02-04
Pages 322
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Reading Work: Literacies in the New Workplace explores changing understandings of literacy and its place in contemporary workplace settings. It points to new questions and dilemmas to consider in planning and teaching workplace education. By taking a social perspective on literacies in the workplace, this book challenges traditional thinking about workplace literacy as functional skills, and enables readers to see the complexity of literacy practices and their embeddedness in culture, knowledge, and action. A mixture of ethnographic studies, analysis, and personal reflections makes these ideas accessible and relevant to a wide range of readers in the fields of adult literacy and language education and helps to bridge the divide between theory and practice in the field of workplace education. Reading Work: Literacies in the New Workplace features: *four distinct but related ethnographies of literacy use in contemporary workplaces; *a social practice view of literacy brought to the workplace; *collaborative research undertaken by experienced workplace educators and academics working in the areas of adult literacy and second language learning; *implications chapters for both practice and theory--presented not as a series of steps but rather as reflections by seasoned educators on shared dilemmas; and *engaging, accessible writing that encourages workplace practitioners to read, learn from, and do their own research. This book is an important resource for practicing workplace educators, trainers, and instructors; academics who teach workplace educators; unionists, policymakers, human resource managers, supervisors, or quality coordinators who believe education can make a difference and are interested in seeing maximum results from workplace learning. Visit the In-Sites Research Group Web site: http://www.nald.ca/insites/.



No One Is Too Old to Learn

No One Is Too Old to Learn Author Clive Wilson
ISBN-10 9780595387663
Release 2006-06
Pages 204
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NEUROANDRAGOGY, tells of new advances in brain research. Much of this new research confirms what teachers of adults have been saying for years. A very good example of this is that children and adults do not learn in the same way. The brain of the child does not reach new brain function and true maturity until age 21 and older. This is clearly seen when youths use their emotions to decide and not their executive brain as adults do. NEUROANDRAGOGY includes research that confirms ways adults can improve their IQ and sharpen their minds even into old age. This is possible because "brain plasticity" still occurs late in life. Even more interesting is the fact that we may even be able to experience neurogenesis (new brain cellgrowth) through life if we continue to learn new things and live within a brain stimulating environment. NEUROANDRAGOGY also makes the case for a possible delay of Alzheimer's disease by the activity of new learning (music, a new language, a new town etc.) All this contributes to good brain health which improves on life itself.



Power in Practice

Power in Practice Author Ronald M. Cervero
ISBN-10 0787958603
Release 2001-05-16
Pages 336
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"The single most important contribution to our field's knowledge base in the past two decades. The authors have managed to shift the focus of adult education back to the social concerns that were taken for granted when the field was founded. We are ready for this long overdue book. Indeed, we have been yearning for this book. It will tilt our field back towards its moral center." —B. Allan Quigley, chair, Department of Adult Education, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia "Power in Practice is a wonderful book--full of case studies, updated theories, new perspectives, and evidence that adult education can and does change people's lives." —Michael Newman, senior lecturer in adult education, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Adult educators know that they can no longer focus solely on the needs of learners without responsibly addressing the political and ethical consequences of their work. Power in Practice examines how certain adult education programs, practices, and policies can become a subtle part of power relationships in wider society. It provides a rich array of real-world cases that highlight the pivotal role of adult educators as "knowledge and power brokers" in the conflict between learners and the social forces surrounding them. The authors discuss how to teach responsibly, develop effective adult education programs, and provide exemplary leadership in complex political contexts, including the workplace and higher education. Educators in the middle of power struggles will learn how to become more politically aware while actively shaping their enterprises to meet important social needs.



Adult Education At the Crossroads

Adult Education At the Crossroads Author Matthias Finger
ISBN-10 1856497518
Release 2001-04-07
Pages 207
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Adopting a social action perspective, this book is an assessment of where adult education now stands in the world. It argues that the purposes and rationale of adult education need to be reconceptualised for it to become an effective agent of change.



Eager to Learn

Eager to Learn Author Raymond J. Wlodkowski
ISBN-10 1555423671
Release 1991-09-27
Pages 147
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"Addressing parents and teachers, this straightforward exploration of motivation for learning as a lifelong trait is a significant contribution to the understanding of a complex process." —Publishers Weekly "A succinct and thought-provoking book for parents, teachers, and educators." —Library Journal



Speak Up

Speak Up Author Cyndi Maxey
ISBN-10 1429946741
Release 2008-11-11
Pages 256
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The insider's guide for women who want to master the art of business, professional, and public speaking Whether speaking one-on-one or one to one thousand, women have specific challenges that can get in the way of their ability to convey ideas and engage an audience. Public speaking professionals Cyndi Maxey and Kevin O'Connor give women the tips and tools they need to be able to speak clearly, with confidence and conviction, and present information effectively. In SPEAK UP!, you'll learn how to: Deal with difficult colleagues Speak on the spot Use technology in support of your message Sell your ideas with passion and power Connect confidently with your superiors For any woman who wants to get her point across, from the boss' office, to the conference room, to a convention center, SPEAK UP! will help you polish your presentation skills, get heard, and get what you want.



Sit and Get Won t Grow Dendrites

 Sit and Get  Won t Grow Dendrites Author Marcia L. Tate
ISBN-10 9781452283852
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 192
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Make professional development unforgettable Teaching busy adults can be a daunting task. How do you grab their attention and make material memorable? Expert Marcia Tate knows how adults learn best and shares 20 professional development strategies that work. What you’ll find in the 2nd edition: 20 learning strategies proven to engage adults and boost long-term retention 150 professional learning activities that spark educator participation New findings on learning styles, brain research, and adult learning theory References to the new Learning Forward Professional Standards Samples of professional learning designs Guided reflection and application sections



Five Perspectives on Teaching

Five Perspectives on Teaching Author Daniel D. Pratt
ISBN-10 1575243199
Release 2015-11-01
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Five Perspectives on Teaching has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Five Perspectives on Teaching also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Five Perspectives on Teaching book for free.