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Teaching Adults


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Table of Contents

Preface vii

About the Author xi

Part One: Getting Started 1

1. So, You're Teaching Adults? 3

2. What is Effective Teaching? 9

Part Two: Four Keys to Effective Teaching 21

3. So, What are You Teaching About? 23

4. A Dozen Things You Need to Know About Adult Learners 31

5. Building Blocks of Adult Learning 43

6. Planning Instruction 59

7. Teaching Techniques 69

8. Knowing Yourself: Understanding the Teacher Within 85

Part Three: Unlocking Doors to Effective Teaching 97

9. Creating a Positive Learning Environment 99

10. Overcoming Resistance to Learning 113

11. Motivation 121

12. Dealing with Dilemmas and Challenges 133

Epilogue: So, Now You're Ready: Go and Teach Adults 145

References 149

Index 153

About the Author

RALPH G. BROCKETT is professor and interim head in theDepartment of Educational Psychology and Counseling at theUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of numerousbooks on adult education, including The Profession and Practiceof Adult Education with Sharan B. Merriam, which won the HouleAward for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education. He has servedas editor-in-chief of New Directions for Adult and ContinuingEducation, coeditor of Adult Learning, and on theeditorial boards of Adult Education Quarterly and theInternational Journal of Self-Directed Learning. He is amember of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall ofFame.

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