Mentoring Camp Adult Learning Presented by Gale E. Cossette, Ph.D.
Gale E. Cossette, Ph.D. <ul><li>Doctorate in Adult and Post-Secondary Education </li></ul><ul><li>Minor in Online Teaching...
TODAY’S AGENDA <ul><li>Adult Learning  12:45 to 1:45 </li></ul><ul><li>Break-Out Group – Discussion  1:45 to 2:45 </li></u...
<ul><li>Highlight  </li></ul><ul><li>Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Arguments </li></ul><ul><l...
Presentation   <ul><li>Me : Adult Learning Principles </li></ul><ul><li>You : In Relationship to Mentoring </li></ul>
Vocabulary <ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Andragogy </li></ul>
A Point to Consider! There is an adult relationship regardless  of the  grade level being taught Adult Learning  Principle...
Mentoring and Andragogy  go  Hand in Hand
Experiential Zone of  Proximal  Development Problem  Centered Critical  Thinking Critical Reflection Transformative Self-D...
Cognitive <ul><li>Brain not static </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory </li></ul><ul><li>Organized file cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>Li...
Experiences <ul><li>Experiences become resources </li></ul><ul><li>Length of life </li></ul><ul><li>Good to competent in t...
Zone of Proximal Development <ul><li>Lev Vygotsky </li></ul><ul><li>Social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>More knowledgeabl...
Problem Centered <ul><li>Problem setting – Antecedent of PS </li></ul><ul><li>Active learning  </li></ul><ul><li>Contextua...
Dialectic Thinking <ul><li>Identify and challenge assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine and explore alternatives </li></ul...
Critical Reflection
Transformative Learning <ul><li>Result of critical thinking processes Recognition, re-framing of assumptions (cultural re-...
Self-Directed <ul><li>Taking control </li></ul><ul><li>Life long learning </li></ul><ul><li>Formal – Informal learning </l...
Implications for Mentors <ul><li>Self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on experiences of mentees </li></ul><ul><li>Build o...
Mentoring with Adult Principles <ul><li>Mentoring Circles </li></ul><ul><li>e-Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>CFG – Team mento...
Break Out Session 1:45 to 2:45
4 A’s Protocol <ul><li>Purpose – Exploration of principles introduced in the adult learning presentation </li></ul>Assumpt...
Break Out Objectives  <ul><li>Critically review and discuss assumptions, agreements, and arguments related to the principl...
Tips <ul><li>Silence is not only golden, but also an opportunity to reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Relate your professional/per...
<ul><li>Relate your professional/personal experiences to the discussion </li></ul><ul><li>5 min – highlight notes from pre...
Wrap Up Session 2:45 to 3:15
Wrap it up <ul><li>5 min – Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>5 min – Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>5 min – Arguments </li></ul>...
Contact Information <ul><li>Gale E. Cossette, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>603 332-7705 </li>...
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  • Cheryl Baker asking me to speak – Passion for Education – Doctorate something new – differences in adults to differences K-12 – Education and Training – Not my opinion – Reporting of Theory – You decide what it means for adult education. Explain my disability and audience speaking
  • Alexander Kapp – 1833 Malcolm Knowledge 1980 Theory of andragogy Alexander Kapp – 1833 Malcolm Knowles Theory of adult learning Andragogy - Assumptions
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills – Divergent Thinking, Application, Problem Solving
  • Bias and assumptions
  • Social constructivist 1896 – 1934 Explain concept
  • Welcomes contradictions as a stimulus for personal development – Change is a fundamental reality – what is is perceived as temporary
  • Reference back to experiences. – Questioning techniques – Mezirow - Adult educators Mentors tapping into student
  • Mentoring – higher education

    1. 1. Mentoring Camp Adult Learning Presented by Gale E. Cossette, Ph.D.
    2. 2. Gale E. Cossette, Ph.D. <ul><li>Doctorate in Adult and Post-Secondary Education </li></ul><ul><li>Minor in Online Teaching and Course Development </li></ul><ul><li>PSU – Online course developer/facilitator – Learning in Adulthood </li></ul><ul><li>University of Phoenix – Issues and Trends in Adult Education/Training – E-Learning and E-Learning Design Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>OPEN NH – ESOL Literacy Development, Literacy Coaching, DI, Special Ed Courses (Google Apps) </li></ul><ul><li>Third Term President - NHLDA </li></ul><ul><li>Previous Experiences – K-12: Special Education/Reading-Writing Specialist </li></ul>
    3. 3. TODAY’S AGENDA <ul><li>Adult Learning 12:45 to 1:45 </li></ul><ul><li>Break-Out Group – Discussion 1:45 to 2:45 </li></ul><ul><li>Putting it all Together 2:45 to 3:15 </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Highlight </li></ul><ul><li>Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Arguments </li></ul><ul><li>Of principles of adult learning </li></ul>Brief Review of Breakout Groups
    5. 5. Presentation <ul><li>Me : Adult Learning Principles </li></ul><ul><li>You : In Relationship to Mentoring </li></ul>
    6. 6. Vocabulary <ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Andragogy </li></ul>
    7. 7. A Point to Consider! There is an adult relationship regardless of the grade level being taught Adult Learning Principles Andragogy Mentor Mentee
    8. 8. Mentoring and Andragogy go Hand in Hand
    9. 9. Experiential Zone of Proximal Development Problem Centered Critical Thinking Critical Reflection Transformative Self-Directed Cognitive Adult Learning
    10. 10. Cognitive <ul><li>Brain not static </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory </li></ul><ul><li>Organized file cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulating environment – questioning – higher order thinking </li></ul>
    11. 11. Experiences <ul><li>Experiences become resources </li></ul><ul><li>Length of life </li></ul><ul><li>Good to competent in their line of work </li></ul><ul><li>Formal – informal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of experiences – cultural – perceptions - sensory </li></ul>
    12. 12. Zone of Proximal Development <ul><li>Lev Vygotsky </li></ul><ul><li>Social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>More knowledgeable other </li></ul>
    13. 13. Problem Centered <ul><li>Problem setting – Antecedent of PS </li></ul><ul><li>Active learning </li></ul><ul><li>Contextual - Authentic </li></ul><ul><li>Relevancy </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate application of knowledge </li></ul>
    14. 14. Dialectic Thinking <ul><li>Identify and challenge assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine and explore alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Practical logic </li></ul><ul><li>Questions all sides </li></ul><ul><li>Mature thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility in thinking </li></ul>
    15. 15. Critical Reflection
    16. 16. Transformative Learning <ul><li>Result of critical thinking processes Recognition, re-framing of assumptions (cultural re-defining) </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>New developmental stage of belief system </li></ul><ul><li>Not an independent act </li></ul>
    17. 17. Self-Directed <ul><li>Taking control </li></ul><ul><li>Life long learning </li></ul><ul><li>Formal – Informal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Self-study </li></ul><ul><li>What to learn; how to learn; how we know we have learned </li></ul>
    18. 18. Implications for Mentors <ul><li>Self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on experiences of mentees </li></ul><ul><li>Build on mentee experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Different needs </li></ul><ul><li>Problem centered vs subject centered </li></ul><ul><li>Mentee actively involved with solving their problems </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul>
    19. 19. Mentoring with Adult Principles <ul><li>Mentoring Circles </li></ul><ul><li>e-Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>CFG – Team mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Peer mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Coach mentoring </li></ul>
    20. 20. Break Out Session 1:45 to 2:45
    21. 21. 4 A’s Protocol <ul><li>Purpose – Exploration of principles introduced in the adult learning presentation </li></ul>Assumptions Agreements Arguments Aspire/Act
    22. 22. Break Out Objectives <ul><li>Critically review and discuss assumptions, agreements, and arguments related to the principles of adult learning related to mentoring in higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Practice the principals of adult learning </li></ul>
    23. 23. Tips <ul><li>Silence is not only golden, but also an opportunity to reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Relate your professional/personal experiences to the discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Timing helps to focus </li></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>Relate your professional/personal experiences to the discussion </li></ul><ul><li>5 min – highlight notes from presentation (assumptions, agreements, arguments) – if done, brief explanation of below – assign note taker </li></ul><ul><li>15 min – Discuss assumptions of adult learning as it relates to mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>15 min – Discuss agreements of adult learning as it relates to mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>15 min – Discuss argument of adult learning as it relates to mentoring </li></ul>Protocol
    25. 25. Wrap Up Session 2:45 to 3:15
    26. 26. Wrap it up <ul><li>5 min – Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>5 min – Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>5 min – Arguments </li></ul><ul><li>How will this aspire you in relation to mentoring in higher education? </li></ul>
    27. 27. Contact Information <ul><li>Gale E. Cossette, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>603 332-7705 </li></ul><ul><li>93 Chestnut Hill Road </li></ul><ul><li>Rochester, NH 03867 </li></ul>
    28. 28. Thank you for attending

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