We often take for granted that people know how to learn. After all, we all had to learn while in school, right? But that can be a dangerous attitude to take when it comes to corporate training initiatives. Have you ever considered whether adults learn in the same way?
The Basics of Adult Learning
How Adults Learn Best | Teaching Commons
The theories of lifelong education and of life-span development may have been the most important theoretical contributions to adult education in recent years. We now know that not only children can learn. In a man's life-span there is no division between a period of learning and application of what has been learned earlier. Learning and application are interwoven, both continue and both reinforce each other. However, the way adults learn is different from the way learn.
A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning
The next posting will appear on January 2, Both have taken considerable time twice a week over several years to proofread each TP message before posting. While any mistakes that get through are mine, I can assure you that the quality of what you read is improved greatly by their efforts. However, I would like to introduce you to some ideas that can help you gain a basic understanding of adult learner characteristics. In this chapter, I share a dozen points and some tips for each that you can use immediately to help you better understand the adults you are teaching.
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