Andragogy is NOT Adult Pedagogy explains the characteristics of adult learners and the social constructs which impact the development of adults. The website lists a series of videos including Parallels Between the Social Construction of Age and Gender, George Homan's Exchange Theory Defined, Albert Bandura's Four Step Modeling Process, Practical Intelligence, and Life Span Development. The videos are about seven-to-ten-minutes in length. Some contain a list for further reading.
Type of Material:
The learning material can be used in an educational psychology classes on adult learning and development class as an brief overview of course topics. The material could easily be integrated into online and face-to-face lectures.
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
The overall goal is to introduce learners to 4 adult development theories as applied to education practice:
o Life Course in History and Culture
o Homan’s Social Exchange Theory
o Bandura’s Social Learning Theory
o Practical Intelligence, the Development of Expertise and Multiple Intelligences
After viewing the videos, the learner should be able to identify how age and gender impact the definition of adulthood; to explain how adults are motivated; and to state the popular theories of learning and intelligence.
Target Student Population:
Current Adult Educators and those learning about Adult Education for the first time.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Understanding of basic learning theory
The learning material provides a foundation upon which to understand adult learning and development. The videos are mini lectures on different topics. Popular theories and key figures in the field are presented. Videos include Bandura and Gardner discussing their own theories. The slides that follow the videos provide good summaries making it easier for those with different learning styles to digest the information.
Videos could be less pixelated. The speaker in the first section sounds like he is reading.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The learning material can be used as part of a lecture to introduce key concepts related to adult learning and development. Students can view the material independently. The target learners are interested in becoming college instructors or administrators who work with non traditional students or graduate students. Returning college students, graduate students, and non traditional students may be interested in viewing the learning materials in order to better understand the differences in between their previous and current learning experiences. Instructors can use the videos as prompts for a class discussion.
• It is not identified until later that this is a course for graduate students. This should be identified up front.
• Relationships between concepts are not all that clear. For example, Andragogy is never discussed except in the title.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The website was easy to navigate. The videos have titles in bold font. Videos can be opened by clicking on the play arrows. Each video also has buttons to pause, fast forward, and rewind which are common functions.
Making the “lecture slides” more engaging rather than a voice-over reading text would make this an even more powerful learning experience.
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