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Teaching adults: is it different?

Series or Serial: Myths and Realities

Publisher: The Ohio State University

Published At: Columbus, OH

Date Published: 1995

Distributor: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Center on Education and Training for Employment, The Ohio State University

Source Address: 1900 Kenny Road

Source City/State/Zip: Columbus OH 43210

Phone: 800-848-4815

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Adult Education; Adult Learning; Student Needs; Critical Thinking

The question of whether teaching adults is different remains ambiguous. Types of adult learning and what learners themselves want from teachers are examined. The types of learning discussed include subject-oriented adult learning, consumer-oriented adult learning, emancipatory adult learning, and transformative learning. References are given.

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