1st Edition

Teaching Young Adults A Handbook for Teachers in Post-Compulsory Education

By Trevor Dawn, Joe Harkin, Gill Turner Copyright 2001
    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    Further and Higher Education in the UK has expanded greatly in recent years, bringing into education large numbers of young people who present teachers with new challenges. At the same time, there is an immense pressure to improve the quality of learning and teaching, and to encourage students to be active participants in the process.
    This book is aimed at teachers, aspiring teachers and other professionals in upper secondary schools, further education colleges and universities who wish to increase learner motivation and to create opportunities for greater learner autonomy. It will:
    * relate learning theory to practice
    * provide practical help for teachers to understand how they tend to interact with students
    * suggest how they may build a repertoire of teaching styles that foster sharing of responsibility with learners for more effective learning.

    Introduction PART I Major issues in the education of young adults 1 Responding to social and technological change 2 Developments that affect learning and teaching PART II Theories of learning and teaching 3 What is effective learning? 4 The role of students in effective learning 5 The role of teachers in effective learning PART III Putting learning theories into practice 6 Making learning more active 7 Developing awareness of styles of teaching 8 The Communication Styles Questionnaire 9 Towards a philosophy of teaching young adults


    Joe Harkin is Reader in Education at Oxford Brookes University, and was lead consultant nationally in the development of key skills in communication. Gill Turner is currently working at Oxford Brookes University with Joe Harkin on the communication Styles of Teachers project and completing her Phd. Trevor Dawn is a lecturer in Education at Oxford Brookes University and trains teachers who work in Further and Adult Education in Active Learning Strategies.