Learning to Teach Adults: An Introduction by Nicholas Corder

By Nicholas Corder

This entire but light-hearted publication is an imperative consultant for someone who teaches, or is education to coach adults. It provides good suggestion at the enterprise of training and coaching, and is proper for any topic. Writing with ardour and humour, the writer offers priceless tips, rules and useful examples all through. Key themes explored contain: grownup rookies and studying types; instructing equipment and methods; direction and lesson making plans; pupil motivation and participation; and working with awkward events. absolutely up to date, this revised version comprises important new sections on evaluate, educating scholars with studying problems and the effect of recent applied sciences on educating and studying. This attractive and obtainable ebook is key analyzing for an individual educating adults for the 1st time. it's also an invaluable reminder of excellent perform for skilled academics and running shoes and a worthy refresher for a person returning to educating after a occupation holiday.

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They go through a variety of processes. If you've ever seen any of those television programmes where a handful of people are locked away together on a remote island, you will know that people tend to take on different roles within the group. There has been a great deal written about the roles that people adopt when they are in groups. It makes for fascinating reading and, if you are part of a particular group at work or in education or as part of a hobby, you will soon start examining who plays what role.

Bits of us (especially hair and teeth) drop out. Where once we might have been able to identify the sex of a bluebottle at thirty paces, now we're hard put to ®nd our spectacles. Our reactions slow down, our hearing becomes more muf¯ed and our hand±eye co-ordination can deteriorate. If that wasn't enough to put up with, we also have to submit to the ignominy of being worse at some mental tasks. We can't memorise facts like we used to be able to. The good news is that all is not lost in our advancing years.

Nor would you ®nd companies and public bodies funding group teaching, training and learning. Learning something on your own can be very dispiriting indeed. There are advantages to learning in groups and, whether we can articulate these or not, there are several reasons why we herd together to learn something. Foremost, we tend to be social animals. We like being with other people. Sharing the experience of learning with other people seems to help us. Why that is, no one is entirely sure, but there is no doubt that feeling part of a group helps us.

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