Articles for Adult Student Educators

Here are a few articles of interest for those helping returning students succeed in college.

  • Teaching Adult Learners the Way They Learn Teaching adult learners requires more advanced teaching skills than teaching traditional students. Please share! FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint
  • 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.” Please share! FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint
  • 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. Please share! FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint
  • 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. Please share! FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint
  • 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. Please share! FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint
  • 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. Please share! FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint
  • 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. Please share! FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint
  • 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. Please share! FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint
  • 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. Please ...
  • 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. Please share! FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint