Teaching adults necessitates different methods than those that are used for children. Adults have a wealth of experience when they enter the classroom and are motivated to learn. To maintain this motivation, educators must ensure that there is a connection between the learning objectives and activities, and the real life of the adult learner. Educators must provide opportunities for adult learners to use their aptitudes, abilities, and existing knowledge to engage in new, relevant learning experiences.
This one-day course draws on andragogical best practices and hands-on experience with several learning methods (reflection, experiential, self-directed, project-based, action learning) to give the educator a set of methodological tools for successful adult education. The course also emphasizes the importance of reflective practice to continually improve one’s education craft.
Session One: Course Overview
Session Two: Learning Theory — Andragogy
Ways of Teaching Children Versus Adults
Best Practices of Adult Learning
Tenets of Adult Education
Session Three: Learning Methods — Reflection
Self-Reflection Exercise: N'Derial III
Session Four: Learning Methods — Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning Exercise
Session Five: Learning Methods — Self-Directed Learning
Self-Directed Learning Exercise
Session Six: Learning Methods — Project-Based Learning
Session Seven: Learning Methods — Action Learning
What is Action Learning?
Action Learning Exercise 1
Action Learning Exercise 2
Session Eight: Practice
Session Nine: Reflective Practice
Personal Action Plan
Recommended Reading List
Pre- and Post-Course Assessment Answer Key
Assignment Answer Key
Session Two: Learning Theory - Andragogy
Session Four: Learning Methods - Experiential Learning
Session Five: Learning Methods - Self-Directed Learning
Session Six: Learning Methods - Project-Based Learning
Session Seven: Learning Methods - Action Learning
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