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  • 21st Century learner – not only content but how to find what we need to know.
  • Google one of these theories then tell us in a couple of minutes something about it. Group Activity – see Moodle Book 2 separate Group discussions. Groups are ……..
  • There are lots of Learning Style quizzes on the internet. Some a listed in the Moodle Book. Make sure you try at least one during the next week or so.
  • What are they? Brainstorm
  • What is Communication? How do we develop good Communication skills.

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  • The Adult Learning Environment Your Local Learning and Neighbourhood Centre
  • Adult Learning• Variety of contexts – Life experience – On the job – In the classroom• Rather than “teach” we should “facilitate learning• The 21st Century learner http://www.unesco.org/uil/litbase/?menu=8&programme=33 http://www.iub.edu/~vpue/student/adultlearning.shtml
  • Adult Learning Theories and Principles• Knowles identified the six principles of adult learning outlined below. – Adults are internally motivated and self-directed – Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences – Adults are goal oriented – Adults are relevancy oriented – Adults are practical – Adult learners like to be respected http://leanlearning.wikispaces.com
  • Other Theories• Constructivism• Behaviourism• Andragogy• Cognitive• Experiential http://www.mountainvalleycenter.com/adultlearn.htm• 4Mat http://blog.earnmydegree.com
  • Learning Styles• Auditory• Visual• Kinaesthetic• Left/Right brain learners• Global/Analytical• Theorist• Activist/pragmatic• Social• Reflective
  • Barriers to Learning• Time – other commitments• Language, Literacy and Numeracy issues• Fear of failure• Disability• Cultural or other diversity
  • A Safe and Inclusive Learning Environment• Risk Assessment – Venue checklist – Is the risk high/medium/low – What is the likelihood of it happening• Inclusivity – Involve everyone – Embrace diversity – Reasonable Adjustment