Adult Learning: v.2 : Designing and Implementing Learning Events - a Dialogic Approach
Adult learning offers practical guidelines, underpinned by sound scholarship, for the design and implementation of learning events. The author illuminates this process, which she views as a learning-centred and dialogic endeavour, by drawing on perennial and cutting-edge theory as well as on personal experience. She guides the reader in exploring the theory on adult learners and their needs, the learning process and strategies that educators can use for guiding and facilitating learning. This culminates in a discussion of a specific strategy for designing and implementing dialogic learning events - the seven steps of planning. She explains in practical terms how this strategy puts dialogic teaching into action, using learning tasks to structure dialogue with learners.