Enhancing Learning in Training and Adult Education

Author: Ronald R. Morgan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275950163
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By presenting ideas from instructional psychology, cognitive science, mastery learning, and performance based assessments, and then relating these findings to the workplace, the authors offer a new way to look at learning in the workplace.

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119078016
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The classic interdisciplinary reference on adult education, updated for today's learning environment Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides adult educators with the information and strategies they need to guide non-traditional students toward positive educational outcomes. Providing a clear framework, guidelines for instructional planning, real-world examples, and cutting-edge ideas, this book fills the need for intrinsically motivating instruction targeted specifically toward adults returning to school. This new fourth edition sharpens the focus on community colleges, where most first-generation college students and working adults begin their higher education, and explores the rising use of technology and alternative delivery methods including a new chapter covering online instruction. Since the publication of its first edition, this book has become a classic reference for understanding adult motivation in educational and training settings. As more and more adults re-enter the educational system, instructors and trainers will find extraordinary value in this exploration at the intersection of research and practice. Examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research pertaining to adult motivation and learning Delve into alternative formats including online learning, interactive learning materials, and more Elicit and encourage adult intrinsic motivation using the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching and sixty practical, research-backed strategies Adopt a culturally responsive instructional approach for an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Adult students differ from traditional students in motivation, attitude, experience, and more; this, combined with an increasingly diverse body of students as well electronic delivery methods, makes today's teaching environment a new landscape for instructors to navigate. Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides a clear guide to success for instructors and students alike.

Technology Enhanced Learning Quality of Teaching and Educational Reform

Author: Miltiadis D. Lytras
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642131654
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It is a great pleasure to share with you the Springer CCIS proceedings of the First International Conference on Reforming Education, Quality of Teaching and Technology-Enhanced Learning: Learning Technologies, Quality of Education, Educational Systems, Evaluation, Pedagogies––TECH-EDUCATION 2010, Which was a part of the World Summit on the Knowledge Society Conference Series. TECH-EDUCATION 2010 was a bold effort aiming to foster a debate on the global need in our times to invest in education. The topics of the conference dealt with six general pillars: Track 1. Quality of Education––A new Vision Track 2. Technology-Enhanced Learning––Learning Technologies––Personalization-E-learning Track 3. Educational Strategies Track 4. Collaborative/ Constructive/ Pedagogical/ Didactical Approaches Track 5. Formal/ Informal/ and Life–Long Learning Perspectives Track 6. Contribution of Education to Sustainable Development Within this general context the Program Committee of the conference invited contributions that fall in to the following list of topics. Track 1: Quality of the Education––A new Vision • Teaching Methodologies and Case Studies • Reforms in Degrees • The European Educational Space • Academic Curricula Designs • Quality of Teaching and Learning • Quality and Academic Assessment • The School / University of the Future • Challenges for Higher Education in the 21st Century • New Managerial Models for Education • Financing the New Model for Education of the 21st Century • The Quality Milestones for Education of the 21st Century • Evaluation in Academia • The Role of Teachers • International Collaborations for Joint Programs/Degrees • Industry–Academia Synergies • Research Laboratories Management

Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration

Author: Wang, Victor C. X.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1616929073
Format: PDF, ePub
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"The book provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends and theories in adult education, adult ESL (English as a Second Language) and information communication technologies, offering an in-depth description of key terms and theories/concepts related to different areas, issues and trends in adult education worldwide"--Provided by publisher.

Blended Learning Enhancing Learning Success

Author: Simon K.S. Cheung
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331994505X
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Blended Learning, ICBL 2018, held in Osaka, Japan, in July/ August 2018. The 35 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 94 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections named: Experiences in Blended Learning, Content Development for Blended Learning, Assessment for Blended Learning, Computer-Support Collaborative Learning, Improved Flexibility of Learning Processes, Open Educational Resources, and Pedagogical and Psychological Issues.

Beyond Training The Rise of Adult Education in the Military

Author: Jeffrey Zacharakis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118616456
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Widen your view of adult education by learning how it is appliedby the nation’s largest adult education provider: themilitary. Woven through this issue is the common thread of sound adulteducation practice. Addressing applications specific to themilitary but relevant to civilian providers, it highlight theimportance of developing the critical thinking and problem-solvingskills essential for military leaders in an increasingly complexworld. Chapters also address the intersection of higher educationand particular military populations, including civilian employees,active-duty personnel, veterans, and spouses. Finally, thesourcebook provides a glimpse into the future of both militaryeducation and adult education, highlighting the increasing bondbetween the two and their growing importance in the lifelongeducation of all Americans. This is 136th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterlyreport series New Directions for Adult and ContinuingEducation. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issuesof common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, andpolicymakers in a broad range of settings, such as collegesand universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, andmuseums.

Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners

Author: Jennifer K. Holtz
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623968739
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Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners is an edited and refereed collection of papers published in conjunction with the joint Adult Higher Educational Alliance (AHEA) and American Association of Adult and Continuing Education Conferences (AAACE). This book is the third in a series of scholarly publications associated with the annual AHEA conference. The book is arranged thematically according to the topics of submissions. Building Sustainable Futures is important because it fills a unique niche in the field of adult education, extends the scope of AHEA to a larger audience, and offers a current volume for scholars and practitioners based on both research and practicebased research.

The Transfer of Learning

Author: Dr Lex McDonald
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409462676
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book addresses a crucial issue for all involved in education and training: the transfer of learning to new and different contexts. Educators, employers and learners face the problem of ensuring that what is learnt in the classroom is able to be adapted and used in the workplace. It focuses on adult learners in professional and vocational contexts. The authors provide an accessible book on the transfer of learning which draws on multi-disciplinary perspectives from education, psychology and management. The Transfer of Learning will be useful both for postgraduate students and for practitioners wanting to deepen their understanding of transfer and for those interested in practical applications. It combines theory and practice from international research and the authors' own case studies of transfer involving learners engaged in professional development and study towards qualifications. Theories of adult learning, change and lifelong learning are discussed in relation to the transfer of learning. The purpose of this book is to emphasise to tertiary educators and trainers the importance of transfer and in doing so highlight the participants' voices as central foci in coming to an understanding of the process. By doing this it balances the literature which has to date emphasized transfer from a trainer's and/or organization's perspective. There has been little if any substantive material on tertiary transfer issues and yet demands are increasing for tertiary education providers to be more accountable and more focused on developing students' ability to use their learning in everyday work situations. The book is unique in that it adopts a phenomenological perspective and underscores the significance of the participants' voices in understanding issues.

The Psychology of Adult Learning in Africa

Author: Thomas O. Fasokun
Publisher: Pearson South Africa
ISBN: 9789282011171
Format: PDF
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Presenting psychology as an applied discipline that can help adult educators be more effective in their work, this book analyses the cultural factors that influence the characteristics, behaviour and thinking of adult learners. It emphasizes the collective orientation of African cultures and the view of the self in terms of interdependent relationships within a community. The chapters provide an introduction to the psychology of adult learning and address the following: characteristics of adult learning; life span development; human motivation and participation; learning styles; facilitating adult learning; and guidance and counselling of adult learners.

Beruflichkeit zwischen institutionellem Wandel und biographischem Projekt

Author: Axel Bolder
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531196235
Format: PDF
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Der Lebensberuf, die Ausübung eines einmal „gelernten“ Berufs von der Ausbildung bis zum Ruhealter, war auch im 20. Jahrhundert in weiten Segmenten beruflich organisierter Arbeit keineswegs die Regel. Als klassisches Beispiel gelten in der Berufsforschung die Kfz-Mechaniker, die sehr oft schon bald nach ihrer Ausbildung andere Tätigkeiten ausübten – ohne dabei notwendig ihr berufliches Selbstbild aufzugeben. Die im zweiten Band der Reihe belegte Entwicklung zu Diskontinuierung und Subjektivierung von Arbeit wird im dritten Band mit der Frage aufgenommen, ob der im Zuge der europäischen Prozesse induzierte Wandel der Institutionen der Berufsbildung einen Gegentrend auf Seiten der Subjekte provoziert. So mehren sich die empirischen Hinweise, dass die im Arbeitsleben Stehenden trotz institutioneller Deregulierung und zunehmender Prekarisierung auf ihrer subjektiven Beruflichkeit bestehen, die sich nicht an Berufsklassifikationen festmacht. Sie lässt den Beruf eher als biographisches Projekt erscheinen, als permanente Herstellung eines mehr oder weniger individuellen Zuschnitts durch Ausbildung, „lebenslange“ Weiterbildung und Erfahrung geprägter Arbeitskraft und Identität.