Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults

by Raymond J. Wlodkowski, Margery B. Ginsberg

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In the more than a decade since its original publication, Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn has been widely used in all educational and training settings where adults are learners, and has remained a work of enduring value to both practitioners and students of adult learning. This completely revised edition of Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn offers updated, culturally responsive practical advice and strategies in the jargon-free, readable style that made the original work so popular. This valuable resource is for teachers, trainers, and anyone who wants learning to be a motivating experience for all adults.

Wlodkowski reveals that motivation must come from within the learner. He explores the factors that trigger student motivation and shows the ways in which teachers of adults can create learning environments that stimulate and nourish the motivation to learn. Drawing from recent research in the fields of cultural and ethnic studies, communications, cognitive psychology, systems theory, and multiple intelligences, Wlodkowski shows how to use this information in practical ways and to the best advantage of adult learners. For example, he examines the role of culture and gender differences in student motivation and presents strategies for creating motivationally effective lessons for diverse adult learners. With each strategy, there are clear, effective examples solidly based on applied research.

Wlodkowski identifies the characteristics necessary for a person to become a motivating instructor--expertise, compassion, enthusiasm, cultural responsiveness, and clarity. He also analyzes four major motivating factors--inclusion, attitude, meaning, and competence--andprovides advice and examples on how to employ them during the instructional process. Throughout the book, Wlodkowski provides a wide variety of detailed strategies for increasing learner motivation so that instructors can choose from among them based on the subject being taught and the l

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119078012
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/17/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Raymond J. Wlodkowski is professor emeritus at Regis University, Denver, and the founding executive director of the commission for Accelerated Programs. A licensed psychologist and author of numerous books, he lives in Seattle and conducts seminars for colleges and organizations throughout North America.

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Table of Contents

Preface     ix
The Author     xvii
Understanding Motivation for Adult Learners     1
Understanding How Aging and Culture Affect Motivation to Learn     31
Characteristics and Skills of a Motivating Instructor     49
What Motivates Adults to Learn     95
Establishing Inclusion among Adult Learners     125
Helping Adults Develop Positive Attitudes toward Learning     171
Enhancing Meaning in Learning Activities     225
Engendering Competence among Adult Learners     309
Building Motivational Strategies into Instructional Designs     377
Epilogue: Ethical Considerations for an Instructor of Adults     435
Observation Guide for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (Adult Version)   Margery B. Ginsberg     439
References     445
Name Index     483
Subject Index     491

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