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

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 11, 2011 - Education - 528 pages
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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.

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UnderstandingHow AgingandCulture
Characteristics and Skills of a Motivating Instructor
ThePower of Commitment
ThePower of Organization
What Motivates AdultstoLearn
EstablishingInclusion among AdultLearners
Helping Adults Develop Positive Attitudes toward Learning
Enhancing Meaning in Learning Activities
Engendering Competence among Adult Learners
Building Motivational Strategies into Instructional Designs
SelfDirectedLearning andSelfRegulation Epilogue

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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.

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