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Learning for LifePrinciples of Adult LearningMichael Chalk and Catherine Devlin,                                      Phot...
When do people learn best?
Photo: Helico, http://flic.kr/p/CMopX What is andragogy?    Malcolm Knowles an American    educator defined andragogy as: ...
Principles of adult learning                                            1.The need to know                                ...
How do adult people learn?           1.What do your learners need to know?           2.How well do they know themselves?  ...
1. Need to know               Adults want their learning to:               • meet their needs               • be relevant ...
2. “Self-concept”Adult learners: are self-motivated and  self-directed are independent like to find their own  way can...
What do they already know from experience?
3. Role of experience Adult learners: • have diverse experience and   knowledge • may have ingrained ideas   about things ...
4. Readiness to learn  Adult learners:  • are goal focused  • want timely and    meaningful learning    experiences  • nee...
How is the learning connected to their lives?How can you make the connection more real?
5. Orientation to learning  Adult learners:   are practical – their    learning should apply to    their lives, job, etc....
What motivates your learners?
6. Motivation  For adult learners, the best    motivators are:  • Internal, for example:         » increased job satisfact...
What can you do to help people learn?                            Photo: YoungEinstein, http://flic.kr/p/7xLFt
How to help adults learn • Encourage active participation • Offer meaningful, relevant and holistic learning • Ensure mult...
Photo: blmiers, http://flic.kr/p/bncGr3
Learning for life, BFS presentation 18may12 (with audience extras)
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  • Readiness to learn: As people mature, they are more interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their jobs or personal lives
  • Readiness to learn: As people mature, they are more interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their jobs or personal lives
  • Readiness to learn: As people mature, they are more interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their jobs or personal lives
  • Readiness to learn: As people mature, they are more interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their jobs or personal lives
  • Readiness to learn: As people mature, they are more interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their jobs or personal lives
  • Readiness to learn: As people mature, they are more interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their jobs or personal lives
  • Readiness to learn: As people mature, they are more interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their jobs or personal lives
  • Readiness to learn: As people mature, they are more interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their jobs or personal lives
  • Readiness to learn: As people mature, they are more interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their jobs or personal lives
  • Readiness to learn: As people mature, they are more interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their jobs or personal lives
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    1. 1. Learning for LifePrinciples of Adult LearningMichael Chalk and Catherine Devlin, Photo: (creative commons at flickr)Adult Learning Australia (ALA). Paul Bica, http://flic.kr/p/85S1FU
    2. 2. When do people learn best?
    3. 3. Photo: Helico, http://flic.kr/p/CMopX What is andragogy? Malcolm Knowles an American educator defined andragogy as: „..the art and science of helping adults learn.‟Photo: Dunechaser, http://flic.kr/p/SaTg9
    4. 4. Principles of adult learning 1.The need to know 2.Learner’s self-concept 3.Role of the learner’s experience 4.Readiness to learn 5.Orientation to learning 6.MotivationPhoto: geoftheref, http://flic.kr/p/oLMak
    5. 5. How do adult people learn? 1.What do your learners need to know? 2.How well do they know themselves? 3.What do they already know from experience? 4.What do they want next? 5.How is the learning connected to their lives? 6.What motivates your learners?
    6. 6. 1. Need to know Adults want their learning to: • meet their needs • be relevant • help them achieve their goals.Photo: Carlos62, http://flic.kr/p/xoKBT
    7. 7. 2. “Self-concept”Adult learners: are self-motivated and self-directed are independent like to find their own way can make their own decisions want to manage their own learning. Photo: minifig, http://flic.kr/p/zcYeK
    8. 8. What do they already know from experience?
    9. 9. 3. Role of experience Adult learners: • have diverse experience and knowledge • may have ingrained ideas about things • apply their life experience and knowledge to new learning • use their problem-solving, reflecting and reasoning skills. Photo: yewenyi, http://flic.kr/p/cAQEr
    10. 10. 4. Readiness to learn Adult learners: • are goal focused • want timely and meaningful learning experiences • need clear learning goals. Photo: ΞSSΞ®®Ξ, http://flic.kr/p/btHZ5u
    11. 11. How is the learning connected to their lives?How can you make the connection more real?
    12. 12. 5. Orientation to learning Adult learners:  are practical – their learning should apply to their lives, job, etc.  want to be involved in planning their learning  focus on the aspects that are most useful to them. Photo: ntr23, http://flic.kr/p/85eRne
    13. 13. What motivates your learners?
    14. 14. 6. Motivation For adult learners, the best motivators are: • Internal, for example: » increased job satisfaction » heightened self-esteem » better quality of life • personal growth and development. Photo: Erica Marshall, http://flic.kr/p/5p1oZw
    15. 15. What can you do to help people learn? Photo: YoungEinstein, http://flic.kr/p/7xLFt
    16. 16. How to help adults learn • Encourage active participation • Offer meaningful, relevant and holistic learning • Ensure multi-sensory learning (using the 5 senses) • Give learners time to practice and reflect on learning • Give regular and useful feedback • Motivate further learning with recognition and rewards
    17. 17. Photo: blmiers, http://flic.kr/p/bncGr3
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