Designing Instruction for Adult Learners

Designing Instruction for Adult Learners

by Gary J. Dean

Hardcover(Older Edition)



Dean (adult and community education, Indiana U. of Pennsylvania) presents the second edition of this text for teachers of adult learners. Coverage includes gathering information about oneself as an adult educator, and about content, learners, and learning contexts; developing content knowledge; conducting needs assessments of adult learners; developing an instructional design; and evaluating the instructional plan before, during and after its implementation. Dean's ideas can be applied to a wide variety of settings, topics, learners, and adult educators. The second edition includes changes to the text to improve clarity, and revision and updating of exhibits, figures, activities, and references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780894646584
Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/28/1994
Series: Professional Practices in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 142

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionix
The Authorxvii
1.An Adult Education Model for Instructional Design1
2.Assessing and Developing Your Skills9
3.Developing Content Knowledge21
4.Learner Needs and Characteristics29
5.Learner Needs Assessment Strategies37
6.Understanding the Learning Contexts61
7.Developing Goals and Objectives73
8.Developing Learning Activities89
9.Evaluating Learners105
10.Evaluating the Instructional Plan121

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