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TRAINING:
ADULT LEARNERS
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Program Objectives
( 1 of 2 )
Adult Learners
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To know the characteristics, needs, and styles of
the a...
3
Program Objectives
( 2 of 2 )
Adult Learners
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To know tools/methods to foster adult learning.
To lear...
9
Andragogy vs.
Pedagogy (1 of 6)
Adult Learners
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Action Teams:
Teams of people who offer
immediate res...
14
Andragogy vs.
Pedagogy (6 of 6)
Adult Learners
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Educating adults
Student and subject oriented
Treate...
15
More On Androgogy .
. .
Adult Learners
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Andragogy has been used
by some to allow a
discussion of the...
24
Adult Learners
(6 of 14)
Adult Learners
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Who Are They?
Independent.
Highly motivated.
Strong-minded....
26
Adult Learners
(8 of 14)
Adult Learners
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Who Are They?
They are more
likely to reject
information.
T...
Seek education to
improve themselves for
their jobs and their
lives.
Are more likely to have
partial knowledge.
Are more l...
Adult learning is a process by
which an individual invests
their energy in making use of
available resources to acquire
ne...
Adult students must be active
participants in the collaborative
activities of teaching and
learning rather than passive
re...
39
Adult Learners: A Two-way Street:
(6 of 6)
Adult Learners
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Free Writing . . .
Can be a way to find a...
50
Four Senses for Learning
(2 of 2)
Adult Learners
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• Ex: PowerPoint presentations, videos
Visual (Sig...
A simulation for
the perceivers.
A
demonstration
or lecture for
the observers.
A case study
for the feelers.
History or th...
ADULTS VS. CHILDREN
79
Adults vs. Children
(2 of 3)
Adult Learners
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Educators must actively serve
as facilitators, guiding
...
Facilitators must encourage
and solicit participants’
perspectives about what topics
and information to cover.
Facilitator...
Learning occurs within each
individual as a continual
process throughout life.
People learn at different
speeds, and it is...
97
Energy for Learning
(2 of 5)
Adult Learners
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Intrinsic motivation is an
internal and fundamental
ene...
Every learner will have a different
level of motivation, and the facilitator
can ensure that each learner will
come out of...
However, technology itself does
not ensure learning, and its use
does not lessen the educator’s
responsibility for structu...
Adults tend to take errors
personally and are more likely
to let them affect self-esteem.
Therefore, they tend to
apply tr...
DIFFERENT PEOPLE & OPTIONS
144
Different People & Options
(1 of 3)
Adult Learners
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Non-human media such as
books, programmed instr...
158
The Educator’s Goals
(3 of 3)
Adult Learners
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Set ground rules at the
beginning of the program.
Mak...
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Training/Teaching: Adult Learners (Comprehensive) PowerPoint Presentation 161 slides with 2 diagrams/charts and20 high resolution photographs Participant Handout and Learning Glossary with 49 terms

PowerPoint Presentation Content Slides Include:
• Learning objectives of this presentation
• Definition of adult learners
• Etymology of adult (3 points)
• Etymology of learn (3 points)
• Androgyny versus Pedagogy (7 points)
• Androgyny vs. Pedagogy Venn diagram (8 points)
• Adults versus children (4 points)
• Malcolm Knowles (6 points)
• Adult learners (31 points)
• Adult learning as a two-way street (19 points)
• Preferred learning styles
• Multiple intelligences (11 points)
• Four senses for learning (5 points)
• Effects of learning styles (6 points)
• The 4 learning styles (44 points)
• Different people and options (4 points)
• Design and development (35 points)
• The educator's goals (6 points)
• Tips for instruction (36 points)
• Motivation principles (16 points)
• Energy for learning (12 points)
• Technology and adult learners (38 points)
• Actions steps (16 points)

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Training/Teaching: Adult Learners (Comprehensive) PowerPoint Presentation 161 slides with 2 diagrams/charts and20 high resolution photographs Participant Handout and Learning Glossary with 49 terms

  1. 1. TRAINING: ADULT LEARNERS readysetpresent.com
  2. 2. 2 Program Objectives ( 1 of 2 ) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com To know the characteristics, needs, and styles of the adult learner. To identify your own style of learning and communicating. To know what to expect from adult learners. To know how adults compare to children.
  3. 3. 3 Program Objectives ( 2 of 2 ) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com To know tools/methods to foster adult learning. To learn how to motivate adult learners. To understand and create the optimal conditions and environment for adult learning. To understand how adult learning leads to organizational success.
  4. 4. 9 Andragogy vs. Pedagogy (1 of 6) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Action Teams: Teams of people who offer immediate responses in emergency situations. Outsourcing Teams: Teams of people in other countries who do a portion of an organization’s work.
  5. 5. 14 Andragogy vs. Pedagogy (6 of 6) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Educating adults Student and subject oriented Treated as adults Mutual respect Educating children Teacher centered Treated as children Mutual respect and authority TEACHING
  6. 6. 15 More On Androgogy . . . Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Andragogy has been used by some to allow a discussion of the difference between self-directed education and taught education. Describe, in simple terms, the similarities and differences between andragogy and pedagogy in relation to instructional design and development.
  7. 7. 24 Adult Learners (6 of 14) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Who Are They? Independent. Highly motivated. Strong-minded. Outcome-oriented. They have high expectations. They know what they want.
  8. 8. 26 Adult Learners (8 of 14) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Who Are They? They are more likely to reject information. They often learn information more slowly, yet learn it just as well. They are concerned about the applicability of learning. They value relating learning to experience.
  9. 9. Seek education to improve themselves for their jobs and their lives. Are more likely to have partial knowledge. Are more likely to be unwilling to change beliefs or prior knowledge. 27 Adult Learners (9 of 14) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Who Are They?
  10. 10. Adult learning is a process by which an individual invests their energy in making use of available resources to acquire new knowledge, skills, or attitudes that are seen as relevant to personal needs and goals. An adult needs to be treated as someone who is in charge of themselves. 29 Adult Learners (11 of 14) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com The Process . . .
  11. 11. Adult students must be active participants in the collaborative activities of teaching and learning rather than passive receptacles into which the teacher pours instruction. 35 Adult Learners: A Two-way Street: (2 of 6) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Active Participation . . .
  12. 12. 39 Adult Learners: A Two-way Street: (6 of 6) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Free Writing . . . Can be a way to find a focus for later writing. Can initiate longer writing and responses to other peoples’ work.
  13. 13. 50 Four Senses for Learning (2 of 2) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com • Ex: PowerPoint presentations, videos Visual (Sight) • Ex: Lectures, music Auditory (Sound) • Hands-on projects Tactile (Touch) • Active learning Kinesthetic
  14. 14. A simulation for the perceivers. A demonstration or lecture for the observers. A case study for the feelers. History or theory to support objectives for the thinkers. 67 Design & Development (3 of 12) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Something For Everyone (2 of 2) For example
  15. 15. ADULTS VS. CHILDREN
  16. 16. 79 Adults vs. Children (2 of 3) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Educators must actively serve as facilitators, guiding participants to their own knowledge rather than supplying them with facts.
  17. 17. Facilitators must encourage and solicit participants’ perspectives about what topics and information to cover. Facilitators must allow time for participants’ to work together on projects that reflect their interests. 80 Adults vs. Children (3 of 3) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com
  18. 18. Learning occurs within each individual as a continual process throughout life. People learn at different speeds, and it is natural for them to be anxious or nervous when faced with a learning situation. 91 Tips for Instruction (10 of 13) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Educators also have to remember
  19. 19. 97 Energy for Learning (2 of 5) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Intrinsic motivation is an internal and fundamental energy from circumstances that connect with what is significant to the adult learner. Adults need to connect who they are with and what they are learning, in order for intrinsic motivation to occur. Intrinsic Motivation
  20. 20. Every learner will have a different level of motivation, and the facilitator can ensure that each learner will come out of the training with some confidence in themselves and with a feeling that they are on the right path toward reaching their personal goals. 120 The Right Path (2 of 2) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com
  21. 21. However, technology itself does not ensure learning, and its use does not lessen the educator’s responsibility for structuring the learning to ensure these benefits for the adult. 135 Technology & Adult Learning (14 of 19) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com
  22. 22. Adults tend to take errors personally and are more likely to let them affect self-esteem. Therefore, they tend to apply tried-and-true solutions and take fewer risks. 142 Everyone is Different Adult Learners readysetpresent.com
  23. 23. DIFFERENT PEOPLE & OPTIONS
  24. 24. 144 Different People & Options (1 of 3) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Non-human media such as books, programmed instruction and television have become popular with adults in recent years. Self-direction does not mean isolation.
  25. 25. 158 The Educator’s Goals (3 of 3) Adult Learners readysetpresent.com Set ground rules at the beginning of the program. Make sure they are defined by both the group and the facilitator.
  26. 26. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT US ONLINE AT .com

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PowerPoint Presentation Content Slides Include: • Learning objectives of this presentation • Definition of adult learners • Etymology of adult (3 points) • Etymology of learn (3 points) • Androgyny versus Pedagogy (7 points) • Androgyny vs. Pedagogy Venn diagram (8 points) • Adults versus children (4 points) • Malcolm Knowles (6 points) • Adult learners (31 points) • Adult learning as a two-way street (19 points) • Preferred learning styles • Multiple intelligences (11 points) • Four senses for learning (5 points) • Effects of learning styles (6 points) • The 4 learning styles (44 points) • Different people and options (4 points) • Design and development (35 points) • The educator's goals (6 points) • Tips for instruction (36 points) • Motivation principles (16 points) • Energy for learning (12 points) • Technology and adult learners (38 points) • Actions steps (16 points)

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