An Instructor's Guide to Teaching Military Students

Simple Steps to Integrate the Military Learner into Your Classroom

By (author) Suzane Bricker

Publication date:

15 November 2017

Length of book:

172 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781475828436

An Instructor’s Guide to Teaching Military Students is a resource for online and on-ground educators in private and public learning institutions around the world. The content applies to faculty members in liberal arts and research-oriented institutions, and vocational trainers. Topics are related to the creation of lecture material and delivery of course content in computer and information science, engineering, and engineering technology, healthcare, business and finance, marketing communications and general education courses in the arts and social sciences. Suggestions on providing feedback that is sensitive to the unique culture and experiences of military students are provided as well. The last chapter includes the opinions of academic and military experts on what progress has been made in meeting the needs of this particular student population, as well as predictions about future changes that will facilitate the transition from service member to scholar.

The term, “military learners” has been adapted for this text to include active-duty service members and their families, veterans, members of the U.S. National Guard, and reservists, as well as U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contractors. Language used that can be easily understood and applied by the novice instructor, or the seasoned professional. This handbook also provides useful suggestions on helping students translate their military training and experience into more active classroom participation.
This informative book serves as a valuable reference for understanding the unique needs and attributes associated with the military student. The book presents a structured framework that may serve as a guideline to understanding military identify and its impact on the learning experience. . . This text also provides insight into the values, beliefs, and attitudes associated with military culture and their impacts on traditional classroom and distance learning environments. Bricker presents logical and practical steps to best integrate, motivate and engage current military members and veterans in the classroom. . . . For the professional instructor, teacher, or curriculum designer, this book serves as a good introduction, if not a foundation, for better understanding the general needs of the military learner.