Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adultsby Raymond J. Wlodkowski
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New to this edition is the blending of a neuroscientific understanding of motivation and learning with an instructional approach responsive to linguistically and culturally different adult learners. Based on the most current educational and biological research, Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn addresses issues that focus on deepening learner motivation and helping adults to want to learn. In the book, Raymond J. Wlodkowski offers a clear framework and sixty practical, research-based strategies that are designed to elicit and encourage learner motivation. In addition, the book is filled with practical examples, guidelines for instructional planning, and cutting-edge ideas for assessment and transfer of learning.
"A straightforward, practical approach to adult motivation for learning. . . . an excellent reference guide for instructors, teachers, and trainers." (Training News)
"Well planned, easy to read, and rich in insight. The author delivers what he promises, avoids jargon and psychobabble, is not afraid of using humor, and provides abundant examples." (Training and Development Journal)
"A major step toward a vastly improved and more holistic frame of reference that will truly help to enhance the quality of adult life." (Journal of Higher Education)
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Raymond J. Wlodkowski is professor emeritus at Regis University, Denver, and the founding executive director of the commission for Accelerated Programs. A licensed psychologist and author of numerous books, he lives in Seattle and conducts seminars for colleges and organizations throughout North America.
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This book was a required textbook for my Master's level class in Adult Education. As an educator at an adult basic education program, it is truly a find. It offers great direction and over 55 strategies for teachers of any level of adult education for motivating your students and/or competing with all the issues of life that a non-traditional aged student (from 24-70+) brings to the learning environment in order to keep them engaged and coming back.