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Adults Learning / Edition 5

Adults Learning / Edition 5

by Jenny RogersJenny Rogers


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  • How do adults really learn?
  • How do I handle the first class or session?
  • How can I get my material across in a way that will interest and excite people?

Completely revised and updated throughout, the new edition of this friendly and practical book is the guide on how to teach adults. Written in an accessible style, it unravels the myths of teaching adults, while explaining why it is both a rewarding and a complex task.

Using case studies and examples from a wide range of sources including higher education, adult education and management development, Adults Learning answers questions such as:

  • How do I deal with a group of mixed ability?
  • How can I can I manage the conflicts that may arise in a group?
  • Which teaching methods work best and which are least effective?

The author includes new chapters on problem-based learning and action learning, updated and extensive new material on handling groups, and a revised chapter on coaching, providing plenty of points for further discussion.

Adults Learning is a must-read for anyone involved in teaching adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335225354
Publisher: Open University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Jenny Rogers is an executive coach and a Director of the London-based consulting and coaching practice Management Futures Ltd. She has been teaching adults throughout her career, dealing specifically with management development and training other executive coaches over the last sixteen years. She is author of Coaching Skills (Open University Press, 2004) and Developing a Coaching Business (Open University Press, 2006).

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Adult learners: what you need to know Chapter 2. The first session Chapter 3. Giving feedback Chapter 4. Understanding your group Chapter 5. Facilitating Chapter 6. Action learning Chapter 7. Problem-based learning Chapter 8. Coaching Chapter 9. Role-play and simulation Chapter 10. Delivering information: lecturing, demonstrating and blended learning Chapter 11. Design for learning Chapter 12. Evaluating

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