Training Through Dialogue: Promoting Effective Learning and Change with Adults / Edition 1by Jane Vella, Jane Vella
Pub. Date: 10/10/1995
In her well-received 1994 book, Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach, Jane Vella showed how adult education could be structured around adult learners' needs. Now, building on that work, Vella offers a lively, step-by-step approach to training the trainers of adultsshowing them how to cultivate an entirely new set of skills for interacting with… See more details below
In her well-received 1994 book, Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach, Jane Vella showed how adult education could be structured around adult learners' needs. Now, building on that work, Vella offers a lively, step-by-step approach to training the trainers of adultsshowing them how to cultivate an entirely new set of skills for interacting with learners.Through numerous examples in a variety of settings, Vella illustrates the effectiveness of her train the trainer program: in Chile with community health educators, in rural Arkansas with small business developers, in rural Vermont with trainers from diverse nonprofit organizations, in Syracuse, New York, with literacy professionals, in a southern U.S. veterans hospital with professionals teaching about substance abuse, and in Haiti with community AIDS educators. Each chapter example Ands with a summary that invites critique and suggestions and presents indicators of changed behavior from individuals who took part in that particular program.Training Through Dialogue will compel teachers of adults to critically examine the philosophical assumptions, principles, and practices of their old, familiar model of teaching and open up to a new experience of education.
Table of Contents
Part One: Training That Respects the Learner.
1. Teaching Adults: Insights from Popular Education.
2. Training Trainers in the Popular Education Approach: One Model.
Part Two: Lessons Learned from Practice.
3. Group Size and the Role of the "Professor": Training Trainers in Community Health.
4. The Importance of Dialogue: Training in Nonprofit Organizations.
5. Honoring the Role of the Learner: Training with Health Professionals.
6. Transforming the Culture of Teaching: Training in Literacy Programs.
7. Rebuilding Faith in Teaching: Training in a Substance Abuse Program.
8. Making Time for Training: A Community Development Bank Invests in Learning.
Part Three: Applying the Approach.
9. The Challenge of Design: Developing a Program for Community Volunteers.
10. Supporting Newly Trained Trainers: Strategies for Continuing Dialogue.
11. Evaluation: Beginning to Assess the Results.
Resource: Glossary of Popular Education Terms.
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