Adult learning strategies

Duration: 10min 14sec Views: 1973 Submitted: 27.09.2019
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Adult enrollment in higher education grew by more than 50 percent between and , according to U. By understanding adult students , you can become a better educator or trainer. Here are six key teaching strategies for making lessons more applicable for adult learners. They have to understand how the skills they learn will improve their daily lives.

6 Effective Strategies for Teaching Adults

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Malcolm Knowles , a pioneer in adult education, popularized the concept of five teaching strategies for adults, which states that students learn best when:. Adults 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. However, as an adult you may learn that you prefer a different learning style, or a combination of all three. Visual learners prefer to be shown a lesson through graphs, diagrams, and illustrations. They rely on what the instructor is doing and often sit in the front of the classroom to avoid visual obstructions. Auditory learners listen carefully to all sounds associated with the lesson.

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Teaching adults often looks very different from teaching children. Adult educators can make assumptions of their adult students that they would not make of children because adults have had vastly different life experiences and come with their own unique sets of background knowledge. Andragogy, or the practice of teaching adults, studies the best methods and approaches for effective adult education.
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