Innovative Higher Education

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 26–41 | Cite as

Adult development and disciplinary content: A guide to effective teaching of adults

  • Charles S. Claxton
  • Susanne B. Darnell
  • Geneva B. Reid
  • Cecil G. Shugart


Most of the literature dealing with effective teaching of adult students deals with particular teaching methods. As important as suchprocess suggestions are, it may be even more important to help adults find connections between thecontent of the disciplines and the issues they experience personally as they move through the life cycle. A discussion of ways to do this is provided by an interdisciplinary team. These ideas are then integrated into a view of the disciplines as a tool for helping students mediate course content as well as their life experiences in the service of learning and individual development.


Life Cycle Social Psychology Teaching Method Life Experience Cross Cultural Psychology 
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© Human Sciences Press 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles S. Claxton
    • 1
  • Susanne B. Darnell
    • 1
  • Geneva B. Reid
    • 1
  • Cecil G. Shugart
    • 1
  1. 1.Memphis State University in MemphisTennessee

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