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By H.B. Slotnick

The chance for a "second probability" is a turning out to be phenomenon. a few participants of the grownup inexperienced persons Consulting crew, a dozen or so school and graduate scholars on the college of Dakota, who've a basic curiosity within the similar procedures of studying and educating, investigated the categorical problem concerning the methods older-than-average scholars research and the academic equipment just right for them. They well-known that for either the older scholar and the trainer of the older pupil there are difficulties and matters which are various from the typical scholar or student/teacher courting. as well as providing an built-in photograph of grownup freshmen on campus, this publication additionally offers a few instructing concepts that may be utilized in the school room tomorrow.; it truly is aimed toward academics in additional and grownup schooling, running shoes in all disciplines, researchers in grownup and carrying on with schooling.

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30). In essence, Erikson is saying that the need to make the commitment is universal, but that the object of that commitment is up to each person. Thus the commitment may arise from any number of sources. It may be religious, for example, or it may be the decision to take on a career; in 16 ADULT LEARNERS ON CAMPUS either case, the world view adopted helps the person make sense out of what is otherwise chaotic. Now in contrast to decisions made by teenagers (where individuals are heavily influenced by peers) the adult decision to commit is made individually.

A teacher? an accountant? Though the decision sounded like a professional one, its implications were more far reaching than that, and we knew it. It was not a decision made easily; it was a decision fraught with concerns. And this leads to the first implication for teachers: People at this point—regardless of their chronological ages—show reduced self-assurance during the period between realizing the world is a relativistic place and becoming comfortable with the outcomes of the commitment they have made.

If Knowles’ (1984) descriptions of good teaching also apply to other groups of learners, so much the better. Chapter 2 Adult Development The Differences Between Young Adult and Adult Students I think…really…it deals with your need to be a part of a group or work directly with the other students and that type of thing. At least from what I’ve seen with older than average students…they come to their classes and they go. They may go to the library and study or they may go home and do their work at home.

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