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2nd Edition

Learning to Teach Adults
An Introduction

ISBN 9780415423632
Published December 26, 2007 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

Learning to Teach Adults is an indispensable guide for anyone who teaches, or is planning to teach adults. This comprehensive yet light-hearted book gives sensible advice on the business of teaching and training, and is relevant for any subject taught, be it archery or zoology. Writing with passion and humour, the author provides helpful tips, ideas and practical examples throughout.

Topics include:

  • adult learners and learning styles;
  • teaching methods and techniques;
  • course and lesson planning;
  • student motivation and participation;
  • dealing with awkward situations.

Fully updated the new edition includes vital new sections on assessment, teaching students with learning difficulties and the impact of new technologies on teaching and learning. This engaging and accessible book is essential reading for anyone teaching adults for the first time. It is also a useful reminder of good practice for experienced teachers and trainers and a helpful refresher for anyone returning to teaching after a career break.

Table of Contents

1. Adults as Learners  2. What is Learning?  3. Learning in Groups  4. Teaching and Learning Methods  5. Resources for Teaching and Learning  6. Assessment and Evaluation  7. Planning  8. A Professional Approach  9. The First Session and some Traps to Avoid  10. Over to You

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Nicholas Corder is a former trainer of FE tutors at Buckinghamshire LEA, and latterly Warwick and Oxford Brookes Universities.