USC Librarian Publishes Book on Strategies for Teaching Adult Learners

Faculty and Staff News

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has published a new book by Melissa L. Miller, head of USC's Hoose Library of Philosophy. Mind, Motivation, and Meaningful Learning: Strategies for Teaching Adult Learners is now available here as an electronic resource for USC students, faculty, and staff. The e-book is also available for purchase through the ALA Store.

Miller's book includes a seven-unit scalable curriculum, complete with lesson plans, activities, and assessment tools. "My book focuses on teaching adult learners in an online environment (scalable to an in-person environment) instructional design that facilitates a change in students’ motivation and learning strategies," she said. "The practical application blueprint my book provides is based on cognitive science, learning theories, educational theories, and motivational theories."

Miller, who serves as a humanities subject specialist for the USC Libraries, also teaches in USC's Master of Management in Library and Information Science program.

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