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Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn


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Table of Contents

Preface ix

About the Authors xvii

Acknowledgments xix

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

References 413

Name Index 459

Subject Index 469

About the Author

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.

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