1st Edition

Methods for Facilitating Adult Learning Strategies for Enhancing Instruction and Instructor Effectiveness

    404 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    404 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book equips instructors with fresh, practical teaching and training methods to support adult learning in both formal and continuing educational environments.

    An extensive, how-to guide, Methods for Facilitating Adult Learning covers adult teaching and learning fundamentals, collaborative teaching methods, methods for facilitating autonomous learning, community-based teaching methods, and technology-enhanced teaching and learning approaches. Readers will emerge with an in-depth understanding of each method, made comprehensive by the inclusion of definitions, philosophical and/or theoretical underpinnings, advantages and limitations, practical guidelines for application, and ample real-world examples.

    Ideal for any educator working with adult learners, this book offers a toolbox of approaches designed to enhance reader understanding and practice of adult instruction.

    1.      Introduction: Learning Theory and Methods

    Lisa M. Baumgartner

    Part I Fundamentals of Adult Teaching and Learning

    2. Interactive Lecture: Engaging Active Learning/Interactive Teaching and Learning with Lecture

    Joellen E. Coryell

    3. Using an African Diasporic Feminist Approach to Teach for Change

    Vanessa Sheared and Juanita Johnson-Bailey

    4. Teaching Students to Think Critically in the Age of TikTok, Tweets, and Tenacious Titillation

    Robin Redmon Wright

    5. Teaching Perspectives: A Philosophical Foundation for Methods

    Daniel D. Pratt

    Part II Collaborative Methods in Teaching and Learning

    6. Dialogue and Discussion: Applying bell hooks to Diverse Education Contexts

    Chaddrick D. James-Gallaway, Patrice B. French, Alyssa Brigham, and Rahsaan Dawson

    7. Case Studies/Case Stories

    Steven W. Schmidt

    8. Collaborative Learning and Group Work

    Monica Fedeli and Edward W. Taylor

    9. Mentoring to Facilitate Adult Learning

    Catherine A. Hansman and Geleana D. Alston

    10. Learning from Experience Through Role Play

    European-American Collaborative Challenging Whiteness

    Part III Methods for Facilitating Autonomous Learning

    11. Learning Contracts, Individualized Learning Agreements, and Personal Development Plans: Nine Components and Personal Narratives

    Jeremy W. Bohonos, Esther S. Pippins, Eboni Henderson, and Sandra Montalvo

    12. Teaching and Learning with Portfolios

    Benjamin A. Jimenez

    13. Reflexive Learning and Reflexive Practice

    Mike Klein

    Part IV Community-Based Teaching and Learning Methods

    14. Community-based Service-Learning as Engaged Andragogy

    Trae Stewart, Tania D. Mitchell, Lane Perry, and Billy O’Steen

    15. Multiple Ways of Knowing: Facilitating Arts-based and Embodied Learning in Adult Education

    Randee Lipson Lawrence

    16. Field-based Experiences and C*Sci Training for Adults

    Jill Zaretsky and Lauren Vilen

    17. Strategies for Working with ESL Learners in Adult Education Classrooms

    Clarena Larrotta

    Part V Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Methods

    18. Gamification of Learning for Adult Learners

    Wenhao David Huang and Jill Huang

    19. Flipped Classrooms for the Adult Learner

    Leann M. R. Kaiser and Kalpana Gupta

    20. Closed and Open Online Discussion Forums

    Simone C. O. Conceição and Susan M. Yelich Biniecki

    21. Adopting Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Adult Learning Contexts

    Sunyoung Park, Boreum (Jenny) Ju, and Shinhee Jeong

    22. Simulation-based Learning in Adult Education

    James A. Cleveland


    Joellen E. Coryell is Associate Dean and Professor of Adult, Professional, and Community Education at Texas State University, USA.

    Lisa M. Baumgartner is Professor of Adult, Professional, and Community Education at Texas State University, USA.

    Jeremy W. Bohonos is Assistant Professor of Adult, Professional, and Community Education at Texas State University, USA.