Successful Adult Learning Programs Term Paper by Master Researcher

Successful Adult Learning Programs
An exploration of the elements of successful adult educational programs.
# 37747 | 2,150 words | 4 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 18, 2003 in Education (Adult Education)

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This paper describes a workshop that will help to create an understanding of the mission statement of adult learners for educators, including an in-depth focus on why nontraditional methods of education have taken on a significant prominence in the past ten years in terms of adult education. The paper explains the key features of adult education and looks at the identification and achievement of elements of adult education. The paper discusses performance-based assessments and identifies six essential teaching practices for adult learners.

Key Features of Adult Education
Identification and Achievement of Elements of Adult Education
Performance- Based Assessments
Six Essential Teaching Practices for Adult Learners

From the Paper:

"The practice of promoting adult learning programs in an upper- level academic environment is difficult to orchestrate due to the number of variables that are found within students and the academic environment alike. Creating a program that addresses the needs of all adult learners within a given program is therefore extremely challenging for adult educators, who find themselves having to confront the widely varied directives issued by adult learners and their respective academic institutions. In addition, the past decade had demonstrated a marked transition from "traditional" structured and course- based learning to "nontraditional" programs that take into account aspects of adult life such as diurnal commitments and pre- existing classwork. (Jonas: 2001)
"Yet despite these inherent challenges, the mission of adult education is clear: Adult education is designed to create a program which appeals to the enrichment of life through developing skills or enhancing education via the learning process. In order to achieve this mission statement, it is first necessary to target the following elements of adult education."

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