Cohort Programming and Learning: Improving Educational Experience for Adult Learners (Professional Practices in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Series)

A cohort consists of a group of students who enter a program of studies together and complete a series of common learning experiences over a period of time. Designed as a practical guide for faculty, administrators, and students, this book addresses the concerns, issues, and "how to" questions pertaining to cohort-based programs. The authors introduce the concept, develop the cohort program model, and discuss implications for practice and the professions. The book examines this unique program design that respects the self-directed aspect of the adult learner and provides the context in which social support can nurture learning.