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Discover strategies that work with the adult learner!
Based on the authors' 20 years of combined experience, this illuminating text examines the challenge of teaching adults and reveals what really works when leading professional development training for educators. Ideal for new and aspiring staff developers, this resource presents research-based adult learner theory and reviews assumptions about adult learners, principles that guide adult learning practices, and adult responses to change. The authors discuss all aspects of adult training, including:
- Roles people play in group processes
- The three-tiered change process
- The evolution of professional development models
- Levels of information transfer to the classroom
Table of Contents
1. Some Things We Know About Adult Learners
Things We Know
Adult Learning: The Research Base
Five Assumptions About Adult Learners
Supporting Assumptions About Adult Learns
Krupp's Work on Adult Learners
Thirty Things We Know for Sure
2. Some Things We Know About Change
This Horse Is Not Dead
The Change Game
Who Moved My Cheese?
Group Process-Roles People Play
The Three-Tiered Change Process
3. Some Things We Know About Professional Development
Evolution of Professional Development Models
Best Practices in Professional Development
The Training Model
Concerns Based Adoption Model
Situational Dispositions for Transfer
Appendix: Discussion of Statements in Figure 1.1