"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." -- Albert Einstein.
With this quote, Dr. Long
introduces his thoughts on teaching and learning, based on more than 35 years of experience as a professor. He structures the book on ten philosophical principles, ten design principles, and ten energizing principles. The goal is to present different ways to positively change the physical, social and psychological classroom context. This text is designed for courses dealing with the adult learner, instructional strategies and techniques, and staff development, as well as professionals in
adult and continuing education, including ABE and ESOL programs.
"This volume is highly interactive; Long has built in 33 "notebook activities" for the readers to undertake and complete as they work through the various components presented in
this text...Every good teacher, and everyone who wants to be a good teacher, will want to read--rather, work through--this volume." -- Trenton R. Ferro, PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning, Vol. 12, 2003