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Accelerated Learning for Adults : The Promise and Practice of Intensive Educational Formats: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 97

Accelerated Learning for Adults : The Promise and Practice of Intensive Educational Formats: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 97 - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787967949

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Published: 2003
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Accelerated Learning for Adults : The Promise and Practice of Intensive Educational Formats: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 97 - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787967949

Raymond J. Wlodkowski and Carol E. Kasworm

ISBN13: 978-0787967949
ISBN10: 0787967947
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

This volume of New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education is the first major publication that addresses the current practice and research of accelerated learning formats in higher education. The contributors to this volume explore the scope and substance of accelerated learning as it is practiced in colleges and universities. Practitioner guidelines and insights are offered for best practices in program and course design, learning strategies, and assessment approaches, as well as the integration of distance learning and service-learning into accelerated learning programs. To aid in examining broader questions of impact and outcome, several chapters discuss research from a variety of contexts, with both descriptive and comparative findings. This volume also provides a critical perspective and future consideration of strategies and roles for accelerated learning as a positive force in higher education. It will aid both practitioners and researchers by providing informative ideas and practices from leaders and educators who have administered, taught, and studied this innovative learning format.

Table of Contents

1. Accelerated Learning in Colleges and Universities
2. From the Adult Student's Perspective: Accelerated Degree Programs
3. Attributes of High-Quality Intensive Courses
4. Assessment in Accelerated Learning Programs: A Practical Guide
5. Developing and Maintaining Accelerated Degree Programs Within Traditional Institutions
6. Distance Learning and Service-Learning in the Accelerated Format
7. A Critical Theory Perspective on Accelerated Learning
8. Accelerated and Traditional Formats: Using Learning as a Criterion for Quality
9. Accelerated Learning: Future Roles and Influences

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