About the Authors xvii
1 Understanding Motivation for Adult Learners 1
2 Understanding How Aging and Culture Affect Motivation to Learn 29
3 Characteristics and Skills of a Motivating Instructor: The Five Pillars 47
4 What Motivates Adults to Learn 81
5 Encouraging Motivation in Online Formats 107
6 Establishing Inclusion among Adult Learners 147
7 Helping Adults Develop Positive Attitudes toward Learning 183
8 Enhancing Meaning in Learning Activities 227
9 Engendering Competence among Adult Learners 303
10 Building Motivational Strategies into Instructional Designs 359
Epilogue: Ethical Considerations for an Instructor of Adults 409
Name Index 459
Subject Index 469
Raymond J. Wlodkowski is a psychologist and the author of numerous books on human motivation. He works globally in adult education and training.
Margery B. Ginsberg is a former associate professor of educational leadership and instructional improvement at the University of Washington-Seattle. A scholar/practitioner and the author of several award-winning books, she consults on student success in culturally diverse schools and colleges.