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Technology Education And Integrated Learning For Adult Learners, Karen K. Lawson Aug 2003

Technology Education And Integrated Learning For Adult Learners, Karen K. Lawson

MALS Final Projects, 1995-2019

Adult learning and achievement in technology education can be enhanced through the process of integrated learning, rather than through learning skills in isolation. An integrated learning program helps provide the opportunity for instructors to help their students make connections and form relationships across the boundaries of classroom, discipline, skill, and background. Situated cognition refers to the idea that cognitive processes (including thinking and learning) are located in physical and social contexts. By providing technology education using information contexts (histories, stories, explanations, backgrounds), adult learners can draw on both what they have learned in life and are learning in the classroom.