Experience the power of adult learning in educational settings and workplace training. With a Teaching Adult Learners graduate certificate, you can transform your teaching practice. Understand how adults learn. Strengthen how you teach.
Educational Games for Kids
West Virginia Department of Education
Although lectures are one of the most common methods of knowledge transfer in medicine, their effectiveness has been questioned. Passive formats, lack of relevance and disconnection from the student's needs are some of the arguments supporting this apparent lack of efficacy. However, many authors have suggested that applying adult learning principles i. This paper presents recommendations for applying adult learning principles during planning, creation and development of lectures to make them more effective.
Education and Training (6502)
Malcolm Knowles , a pioneer in adult education, popularized the concept of five teaching strategies for adults, which states that students learn best when:. Adult students are special because they step foot into a classroom with the desire to learn. They are there to learn something new or become certified in a particular field.
Adult education , distinct from child education , is a practice in which adults engage in systematic and sustained self-educating activities in order to gain new forms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values. In particular, adult education reflects a specific philosophy about learning and teaching based on the assumption that adults can and want to learn, that they are able and willing to take responsibility for the learning, and that the learning itself should respond to their needs. Driven by what one needs or wants to learn, the available opportunities, and the manner in which one learns, adult learning is affected by demographics, globalization and technology.