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Articles for Adult Student Educators
- The Adult Learner in Academic Mid-Life
Retention of adult learners in the distance doctoral, teaching and learning environment is an issue of concern to faculty and administrators alike. It is the students in academic mid-life who are of particular concern in this presentation.
- Between Dread and Assurance: Autobiography and Academic Conventions in the Writing of Adult Learners
The presentation described methods used in her Autobiographical Writing course that have succeeded in increasing the confidence of adult learners, methods that establish a foundation for achievement in writing.
- Relationship of Optimism/Pessimism, Vulnerability to Stress and Academic Achievement of College Students
The present research is about the incredible power of mind on body. The aim of the study was to find out the effect of an individual’s thinking style such as optimism/pessimism on his/her vulnerability to physical and psychological stress. The study also explored the relationship of academic achievement with the variables of the study.
- Personality Traits and Learning Styles For Divergent Learners
A study was conducted to examine the relationship between specific personality traits and learning styles and academic achievement in gifted students to determine whether or not these factors resulted in their becoming “at-risk” in the educational system because of their divergence.
- Strategies for Active Learning
Active learning has been defined as providing opportunities for students to meaningfully talk and listen, write, read, and reflect on the content, ideas, issues, and concerns of an academic subject. Read some strategies here.
- Quest for the Grail? Searching for Critical Thinking in Adult Education
The concept of critical thinking is explored from the perspective of an adult education graduate student. The paper argues that critical thinking, as presently constituted, lacks both clarity and depth. These problems need to be addressed before critical thinking can become viable and useful.
- Making Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities in College Classrooms
The purpose of this article is to show how proper accommodations in college classrooms can lead to more students with learning disabilities being successful in more courses.
- Adult Students Need Resilient, Emotionally Intelligent Colleges
The colleges most effective at attracting, retaining, and graduating adult students are those that are highly resilient and demonstrate excellent emotional intelligence with adult students.
- Preparing Adult Learners to be Resilient in a World of Non-Stop Change
The people best suited for today’s world of non-stop change are different from those who were raised to fit into an unchanging world. To survive and thrive in constantly changing work environments, people in every occupation must be adaptable, highly resilient, and change-proficient.
- From Job Description to Professionalism
Lean, customer driven, agile corporations are having difficulties finding qualified employees. The school systems are not graduating students prepared for employment in excellent, constantly changing corporations. The challenge in improving work force quality goes far beyond teaching students the three R’s. These days you need “literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking skills.”
- Teaching Adult Learners the Way They Learn
Teaching adult learners requires more advanced teaching skills than teaching traditional students.