Module 2 - Orientation and Assessment
Welcome to Module #2 – Orientation and Assessment
In this module, we will examine two common and important practices in adult learning – orientation and assessment. Completing this module will help you to better understand the purposes behind orientation and assessment, and to recognize the possible influence on adult learners of these practices, as well as provide you with some ideas for carrying out these tasks.
The module is divided into the topics you see on the left. You may work through them in order or, based on the results of your Basics of Adult Education course pre-survey, you may pick and choose which ones to review.
During this module, you will be asked to be an active participant in the learning process. You will have an opportunity to react to real-life situations and express your opinions and ideas. You also will be able to apply what you are learning to your own teaching situation.
An Online Learning Tool:
There is a paper-based worksheet that will guide you through each of the module’s topics. It is a place for you to take notes, as well as a place to think about what you are learning. At the end of the module, this worksheet will be a document that can serve as a resource for you as you begin (or continue with) your instruction with adult learners. Click on the link below to open the worksheet as a text document in a separate browser window.
Module 2 – Orientation and Assessment Worksheet
You may print this worksheet and write your answers, or type your answers directly into the digital document. If you choose to type directly in the document, don’t forget to save your work often (to a floppy, hard drive, or other drive local to you). You may wish to print the worksheet for your records when you have completed the survey.
Estimated Time: The estimated completion time for the entire module is two hours. Your actual completion time will vary, depending on the topics you choose and your learning pace. It is not necessary to complete the entire module in one sitting. You can easily come back later to wherever you left off and continue your study.
Click "Next" below or a specific topic on the outline to the left to continue.