Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure differences in freshmen expectations between the first and last days of a required 8-week orientation course. The course was taught using adult learning theory as a framework, incorporating adult learning principles as instructional strategies for a traditional population of learners.

Keywords

adult education, autonomous learning, independent learning

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Infusing Adult Learning Theory in a Traditional University Classroom: An Alternate Approach to Freshman Orientation

The purpose of this study was to measure differences in freshmen expectations between the first and last days of a required 8-week orientation course. The course was taught using adult learning theory as a framework, incorporating adult learning principles as instructional strategies for a traditional population of learners.