Adult and higher education teachers are always looking for new ways to enhance their teaching practice and to find new ways to engage with this special population. While there are many books written about the adult learning experience, educators need books based on research, theory, and best practices in order to implement these practices into their teaching. Here are five books that satisfy this need and that every adult and higher ed teacher should add to his or her list.
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As an adult educator, you’ve surely heard about your learners’ struggles to pay for their continued education. Many places offer adult education funding that are not often initially thought of in a search. And, nowadays, there is a scholarship for just about anything you can think of! When your learners come to you with the inevitable question of where to find grants and scholarships, suggest some of the sources below to aid them in their searches.
As an experienced educator, you may know that adult learners are completely different from younger students. While younger students accept whatever teaching style is thrown their way, it can be more difficult to engage an adult learner. View these learners as consumers—they are typically in your class voluntarily, and they want to make sure that they get the most out of learning for their time and money. How can you keep this unique and diverse group of learners engaged?
What does the adult and higher education landscape look like today? What kind of payoff can a prospective student hope to receive by returning to the classroom? Here are some of the latest research and numbers (compiled by World Education, eLearning Industry, and COABE) to help provide adult learners and educators with a snapshot.
Have you ever agreed to teach a new class, and when you start doing research to begin the lesson planning process, quickly realized that there are aspects of the topic you’re perfectly comfortable
The varied experiences, backgrounds, and needs of adult English language learners can pose a challenge for educators when it comes to lesson planning and finding effective instructional approaches. Here are four tips to help you address these challenges and equip your learners for success in the classroom and beyond.
As more and more jobs require post-secondary training, adult learners and instructors are demanding better options for high school equivalency credentials. Here's what you need to know about rapidly growing adult diploma programs.