Graduate Research Papers
Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Adult education--Computer-assisted instruction; Adult education--Planning; Continuing education; Open learning;
Many K-12 technology staff development programs are based upon pedagogical models. Adult learners require a different set of design and facilitation skills referred to as andragogy. The primary goal of adult education in any arena is to produce independent life long learners. This is particularly valuable in the ever changing realm of technology. To engage this task Knowles and Brookfield each identify six guiding principles that construct a framework for designers and facilitators of adult education programs to follow. The process of meaningfully integrating technology into the schools requires substantial change to current instructional methods. K-12 technology staff development designers are the change agents who can use learning contracts, inquiry teams, and mentoring to produce independent lifelong learners.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©1998 Craig Barnum
Barnum, Craig, "Androgogy and K-12 technology staff development : towards effective practice" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 306.
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