This booklet describes practical ways to implement theories of adult learning. Adopting the perspective of the field worker, the author discusses ways of listening to groups, sharing rather than transmitting information, and methods of problem posing in education. Includes the use of codes, role playing, games and folk material.
The perspective of this book is that of the field worker. Theory can be found elsewhere in abundance; this is an attempt to consolidate practical ideas on adult learning for working men and women. The operative question of the entire text i: what ways of working with adults contribute towards both their personal development and the purposes of a particular program? Or, stated more succinctly: How can we adult educators learn to listen?
Center for International Education