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Teaching Intensive and Accelerated Courses: Instruction that Motivates Learning

ISBN: 978-0-7879-6893-9
256 pages
August 2010, Jossey-Bass
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In this comprehensive resource, Raymond J. Wlodkowski and Margery B. Ginsberg describe how to meet the challenge of teaching intensive and accelerated courses to nontraditional learners and working adults. By making motivation and cultural relevance essential to instruction, they clearly show what instructors can do to enhance learning in classes that can last from three to six hours. Teaching Intensive and Accelerated Courses makes full use of the authors' twenty years of experience researching and teaching accelerated courses, along with selected strategies from Wlodkowski's classic Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn, to offer tried-and-true practices instructors can use to provide continuously engaging learning.
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Table of Contents


About the Authors.

1 Understanding Accelerated and Intensive Courses as Excellent Learning Experiences.

2 Using a Motivational Framework to Enhance Learning in Accelerated and Intensive Courses.

3 Being a Motivating Instructor.

4 Establishing Inclusion in a Learning Environment.

5 Developing Positive Attitudes Toward Learning.

6 Enhancing Meaning in Learning.

7 Engendering Competence Among Learners.

8 Designing Instruction for Intensive and Accelerated Courses.

9 Strengthening Instruction and Retention .



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Author Information

Raymond J. Wlodkowski is professor emeritus in the College for Professional Studies at Regis University and the founding executive director of the Commission for Accelerated Programs (CAP). He is the author of Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn, winner of the Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature.

Margery B. Ginsberg is an associate professor in the Leadership for Learning program in the College of Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. As a scholar-practitioner, she is the author, with Raymond J. Wlodkowski, of Diversity and Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching in College from Jossey-Bass.

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