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1 Kathryn Iapaluccio Post University This PowerPoint Presentation was prepared for EDU 643, Teaching the Adult Learner, taught by Jessica A. York.

2  A misconception is a false or mistaken view, opinion, or attitude (Dictionary.com, 2014).  Not having the proper knowledge  Disregarding reality  Lack of communication (Jackson & Marsden, 2012).

3  Age  Accessibility  Understanding the use of technology

4 MisconceptionReality  As one continues to age, learning becomes more difficult.  Society has created a solid foundation for when students should enter schooling in their youth (Darwish, Grimsley, & Moyer, 2011).  Students who participate in adult learning are all young.  As one continues to age, learning becomes a valuable life experience.  Adults at any age can participate in various classes, workshops, and activities of adult learning at different locations.  Age stereotypes in education are becoming more blurred as educational benefits become more popular with employers (Fenton, 2004).  There has been a 21% increase in students enrolling in post- secondary for students over 30 years of age between the years of 2005 and 2011 (NCES, 2011).

5 MisconceptionReality  Adult education takes place in a formal classroom setting.  Older generations still believe and like education to be in a physical form (Jackson, 2012).  Adults feel that there is a time constriction and that their busy lives do not allow them to participate in an adult education.  More adults are learning how to use internet and technology to access an online education.  More resources and tools online are being used to support adult education.  Barriers to an education can be maneuvered around. If a person wants to do something, he or she will be a “go- getter” to achieve it.

6 MisconceptionReality  Older generations of learners can be hesitant to accept social media and digital resources into education (Collins & Halverson, 2009).  More adults are purchasing and using technology both inside and outside of the classroom.  Adults are being forced to turn to online resources and the internet for things that are no longer available in physical form (Clark & Caffarella, 2000).

7 S-R Theory Law Application of S-R Theory Law  Law of Effect  Law of Exercise  Law of Readiness (Merriam, Caffarella, & Baumgarter, 2007). The more the adult learners practices with the use of technology, the more comfortable he or she will be in participating in adult learning online. (Law of Effect, Law of Exercise). If the adult is ready to conquer those barriers blocking the attainment of an adult education, then he or she will be ready to pursue an adult education. (Law of Readiness).

8  Clark, M., & Caffarella, R. (2000). An update on adult development theory: New ways of thinking about the life course. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.  Collins, A., & Halverson, R. (2009). Rethinking education in the age of technology: The digital revolution and the schools. New York: Teachers College.  Darwish, J., Grimsley, K., Moyer, J. (2011) Forecast: Creating the future of learning. Retrieved from: Forecast.pdf.  Fenton, E. D. (2004). Employer provided education benefits. Retrieved from: enefitshttp://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/2004/Sep/EmployerProvidedEducationB enefits.htm  Jackson, B., & Marsden, D. (2012). Education and the working class: The sociology of education. Routledge.  Merriam, S. B., Caffarella, R. S., & Baumgarter, L. M. (2007). Learning in adulthood: A comprehensive model. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.  misconception. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved March 01, 2014, from Dictionary.com website:  National Center for Education Statistics. (2011). Fast facts. Retrieved from:  Ormrod, J. E. (1995). Human learning (2 nd ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Merrill.


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