A Guide to Planning & Implementing Instruction for Adults: A Theme-Based Approach / Edition 1

A Guide to Planning & Implementing Instruction for Adults: A Theme-Based Approach / Edition 1

by John M. Dirkx, Suzanne M. Prenger
     
 

Adults learn more easily when classroom material is connected to their life experiences. A Guide for Planning and Implementing Instruction for Adults is an indispensable ?how to do it? guide for instructors and trainers in all areas of adult education who need a proven means of customizing what they teach to the needs and previous knowledge of their students. John… See more details below

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Adults learn more easily when classroom material is connected to their life experiences. A Guide for Planning and Implementing Instruction for Adults is an indispensable ?how to do it? guide for instructors and trainers in all areas of adult education who need a proven means of customizing what they teach to the needs and previous knowledge of their students. John Dirkx and Suzanne Prenger take a practical step-by-step approach, filling the book with a wealth of useful worksheets, charts, and graphs for use with theme-based instruction. They also give instructors a concise grounding in the theoretical base for this approach, covering such topics as how adults learn and how learning styles differ among adults. While sophisticated enough for experienced teachers, the book is an excellent resource for instructors and trainers who may have little or no classroom experience. The manual is especially suited to instructors of adult basic education, literacy education, English as a second language, and workplace basic education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787908379
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/23/1997
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.07(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Using Integrated, Theme-Based Instruction with Adults.

Understanding Contextual Learning in Educating Adults.

Defining the Teacher's Role in Thematic Instruction.

Identifying, Selecting, and Planning Theme Units.

Sample Theme Units.

Instructional Strategies.

Assessing ITB Instruction.

Successfully implementing ITB Instruction: Challenges and Opportunities.

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