Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn : A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-18
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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New to this edition is the blending of a neuroscientific understanding of motivation and learning with an instructional approach responsive to linguistically and culturally different adult learners. Based on the most current educational and biological research, Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn addresses issues that focus on deepening learner motivation and helping adults to want to learn. In the book, Raymond J. Wlodkowski offers a clear framework and sixty practical, research-based strategies that are designed to elicit and encourage learner motivation. In addition, the book is filled with practical examples, guidelines for instructional planning, and cutting-edge ideas for assessment and transfer of learning.

Author Biography

Raymond J. Wlodkowski is professor emeritus at Regis University, Denver, and the founding executive director of the commission for Accelerated Programs. A licensed psychologist and author of numerous books, he lives in Seattle and conducts seminars for colleges and organizations throughout North America.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
The Authorp. xvii
Understanding Motivation for Adult Learnersp. 1
Understanding How Aging and Culture Affect Motivation to Learnp. 31
Characteristics and Skills of a Motivating Instructorp. 49
What Motivates Adults to Learnp. 95
Establishing Inclusion among Adult Learnersp. 125
Helping Adults Develop Positive Attitudes toward Learningp. 171
Enhancing Meaning in Learning Activitiesp. 225
Engendering Competence among Adult Learnersp. 309
Building Motivational Strategies into Instructional Designsp. 377
Epilogue: Ethical Considerations for an Instructor of Adultsp. 435
Observation Guide for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (Adult Version)p. 439
Referencesp. 445
Name Indexp. 483
Subject Indexp. 491
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