July 2, 2017

After my Ph.D from the University of Michigan in 1970 I started as a professor at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Although initially I found success with scholarship, I was not pleased with myself as a teacher. Two things happened in 1972 that helped me change my approach to teaching and the primary focus of my research. I heard Allen Tough give a conference presentation on his work with adults’ learning projects. Then Malcolm Knowles came to our campus and talked about his work with andragogy. Because I had taken a course at the University of Michigan on creating instructional videos, my Chair asked me to work with Malcolm and the Nebraska Education Television Council for Higher Education to create a television segment related to teaching adults.

In preparation for that effort I re-read Malcolm’s book (The Modern Practice of Adult Education), created a plan for what might be covered in a 30 minutes instructional video, and spent 20 minutes with Malcolm prior to the taping. We de...

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