Outcome-Based Strategies for Adult Learning

Outcome-Based Strategies for Adult Learning

Janice E. Jones (Cardinal Stritch University, USA), Mette L. Baran (Cardinal Stritch University, USA) and Preston B. Cosgrove (Cardinal Stritch University, USA)
Release Date: August, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 305
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5712-8
ISBN13: 9781522557128|ISBN10: 1522557121|EISBN13: 9781522557135|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522588047
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Description & Coverage
Description:

The definition of education and learning has been changing in recent years, as the field experienced, and is still experiencing, many changes. One of those changes is a rise in adult learners in higher education. In order to cope with this particular change and set their classrooms up for success, it is vital for educators to be aware of and fluent in adult instructional strategies.

Outcome-Based Strategies for Adult Learning provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of nontraditional education and applications within curriculum development and instructional design. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as experiential learning, instructional design, and formative assessment, this book is ideally designed for educators, academicians, educational professionals, researchers, and upper-level students seeking current research on how instructional strategies can be tied to assessment.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Competency-Based Education
  • Experiential Learning
  • Formative Assessment
  • Instructional Design
  • Learning Objectives
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Prior Learning Assessment
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Work/Life Balance
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Janice E. Jones obtained her Counseling Psychology degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a professor at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee and chairs the Leadership Division of the College of Education and Leadership. She is also a certified alcohol and drug counselor and a certified clinical supervisor for alcohol and drug counselors. Dr. Jones’s publications include articles and book chapters in the areas of training and supervision, positive psychology, multicultural awareness and training, successful life transitions for people with disabilities, and career and life transitions. She is actively engaged in applying positive psychology to practical problems and is researching the impact of using positive coping strategies on the academic, career, and life outcomes of diverse, low-income youth. Dr. Jones also serves on the executive board of Kids Matter, Inc. a non-profit group that is working to change foster care in the state of Wisconsin.

Mette L. Baran obtained her Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision from DePaul University. She is an associate professor at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee in the Doctoral Leadership Division teaching courses in higher education, leadership, learning, and research methodology to graduate students. Dr. Baran’s research focus is looping, classroom organization, student attitudes and motivation towards school, teacher preparedness and training, educational leadership, higher educational topics, international family politics, and school leadership in general utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She is a founding member of an international research think tank (International School Leadership Network for High Needs Schools) comparing best practices on school leadership training across the globe. Dr. Baran is the author of two books and several book chapters and peer reviewed articles. In addition, she is a frequent presenter at both national and international conferences. Prior to joining Stritch, she was an administrator and faculty member in higher education with Robert Morris University (RMU) of Illinois. Dr. Baran currently serves as a Board of Trustee for RMU.

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