Adult learners participate in 2009 Hendrick Conference
A contingent of Penn State Lehigh Valley adult learners from the OLEAD program presented their research during the 2009 Hendrick Best Practices for Adult Learners Conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center.
The students, along with Jennifer Talwar, Ph.D, OLEAD program coordinator and associate professor of sociology, presented "Risk Aversion or Cultural Reproduction Theory: More than One Child Left Behind," as part of a larger panel entitled "Alternative Course Delivery Methods and Effects on Learning Outcomes: A Presentation by Adult Learners." This research also took first place in the Penn State Lehigh Valley 2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium, which was held in April. The students on the panel included Anthony Amato, Peter Biedenkopf, Eli Cekovic, Sam North, and Ira Lerner.
In addition, Jessica Kirkwood, coordinator of career services at Penn State Lehigh Valley, presented "Adult Learner Success Series: Meeting the Programming Needs of Adult Learners," and Roger Egolf, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Lehigh Valley, participated in the panel "Perspectives of Faculty Who Were Adult Learners."
The Hendrick Best Practices for Adult Learners Conference is a one-day event that showcases the best practices from the Penn State community involved with helping adult learners. Best practices come from classroom and distance learning teachers, administrators, counselors, researchers, and other persons involved with making life more fulfilling for adult students at Penn State.