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Second Edition

Patricia Cranton

This is the essential book for adult educators. Whether you are teaching in university or college, industry or business, or evening or leisure courses, you will find this practical book your best reference tool.

Our best-selling book in adult education, Planning Instruction for Adult Learners provides a thorough grounding in the principles of instructional planning. It presents a teaching design model that clearly shows you how to:

�.      analyse learner characteristics

�.      write objectives

�.      sequence lessons

�.      select teaching strategies

�.      select instructional materials

�.      evaluate learning

�.      evaluate instruction

ISBN 1-895131-20-0
Paperback, 242 pages
Published in 2000
$29.50 (Cdn), $24.95 (US)

Patricia Cranton received her B.Ed. degree (1971) and M.Sc. degree (1973) from the University of Calgary, and her Ph.D. degree (1976) from the University of Toronto in measurement, evaluation, and computer applications.

Crantonís main research interests have been the evaluation of teaching in higher education, instructional development, self-directed learning, and transformative learning. She was selected as a Distinguished Scholar at Brock University in 1991 in recognition of her research and writing. She received the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associationís Teaching Award in 1993 and the Lieutenant Governorís Laurel Award in 1994 for an outstanding contribution to university teaching.

Patricia Crantonís previous books include Planning Instruction for Adult Learners (1989), Working with Adult Learners (1992), Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning: A Guide for Educators of Adults (1994), and Professional Development as Transformative Learning: New Perspectives for Teachers of Adults (1996).

From 1976 to 1986, Patricia Cranton was at McGill University in the Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Department of Educational Psychology and Counselling. From 1986 to 1996, she was at Brock University in the Faculty of Education. She founded Brock Universityís Instructional Development Office and directed it from 1991 to 1996. Patricia Cranton is now an independent educator and consultant.

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