Practical Approaches to Individualizing Staff Development for Adults

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Kenneth J. Dunn, Rita Stafford Dunn
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998 - Business & Economics - 153 pages
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Staff developers are presented with an introduction to learning styles, that is, how people learn new or difficult information. When staff development is based on a learning-style approach, the same information is introduced in alternative ways and participants can choose to learn through the resources or approaches most closely matched to their style. The editors have compiled many interesting and practical strategies that presenters in staff development sessions can use to involve participants in experimenting with new ideas. These methods will provide enrichment, resulting in a successful staff development.

 

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Contents

Teaching Adults through Their LearningStyle Strengths A Choice Approach
3
Staff Development Interests and Needs Scrambled Poached Fried or Over Easy?
17
Incentives for Staff Development Brother Can You Spare the Time?
25
Informal Forms of Staff Development Cushion the Task
33
Technology The Latest Line of LearningStyle Tools
41
Responding to Participants Learning Styles Hear See Touch and Move Them
49
A Closer Look at Selection Staff Development Instructors or Destructors?
57
Evaluation of Professional Development Do the Bosses Make the Grade?
65
Using Programmed Learning Sequences Step by Step
79
Using Contract Activity Packages A CAPital Idea
87
Using Tactual Instructional Resources Hands On
109
Using Kinesthetic Instructional Resources Get on Your Feet and Step Forward
123
Using a Multisensory Instructional Package A Senseational Approach
131
Epilogue Getting Started before Its Too Late
143
Index
147
About the Editors and Contributors
151

USING LEARNING STYLES TO DEVELOP EFFECTIVE STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
71
Striking the Right Note A Sound Way to Improve Staff Development
73

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About the author (1998)

RITA DUNN is Professor in the Division of Administrative and Instructional Leadership and Director of the Center for the Study of Learning and Teaching Styles, St. John's University, New York. She has authored or coauthored 20 books and 300 articles including: Teaching and Counseling Gifted and Talented Adolescents (Praeger, 1993) and Multiculturalism and Learning Styles (Praeger, 1995).

KENNETH DUNN is Professor and Coordinator of Administration and Supervision in the Department of Education and Community Programs, Queens College, City University of New York. He has authored or co authored 13 books and more than 100 articles.

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