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  • 2. Objectives Of Session • This session is intended to help participants; – Apply the principles of Adult Learning in the conduct of their training sessions. – Identify the four styles of learning and their effects on training delivery. – Design and facilitate training to achieve learning objectives.
  • 3. Why Adults Learn • Social relationships. • External expectations. • Social welfare. • Personal advancement. • Escape/Stimulation. • Cognitive interest.
  • 4. Characteristics Of Adult Learners • Adults are autonomous and self-directed. • Adults have accumulated a foundation of life experiences and knowledge. • Adults are goal-oriented. • Adults are relevancy-oriented. • Adults are practical. • Adults need to be shown respect.
  • 5. Learning Principles • Motivation. • Reinforcement. • Retention. • Transference.
  • 6. Broad Categories Of Learning Styles • Visual. • Auditory. • Tactile-kinesthetic.
  • 7. Learning Modes • Visual. – Notes; Drawing; Colored Markers; See. • Auditory. – Reduce outside interference; Go into quieter room. • Tactile-kinesthetic. – Stand up; pace; use your body; draw pictures in the air.
  • 8. Learning Mix • Visual-verbal. • Sensory-intuitive. • Active-reflective. • Global-sequential.
  • 9. Learning Style: • Visual-Verbal. • Sensory-Intuitive. • Active-Reflective. • Sequential-Global. Teaching Style: • Visual-Verbal. • Concrete-Abstract. • Active-Reflective. • Linear-Sweeping.
  • 10. VISUAL LEARNER VERBAL LEARNER INSTRUCTION Video Clips; Images; Maps; Diagrams. Lecture; Audio Clips; ASSIGNMENT Power-point with Images; Mind mapping. Interviews; Seminars; Reports and Speeches. ASSESSMENT Maps; Drawings and Sketches. Read and response. Sound identification and verbal test.
  • 11. SENSING LEARNER INTUITIVE LEARNER Instruction Images, Sounds and Demos. Case Studies; Hypothesis Setting. Assignments Creation of Demos; Images; Case Studies. Problem Solving; Resolution Building. Assessment Audio Tests. Outcome projections.
  • 12. ACTIVE LEARNER REFLECTIVE LEARNER Instruction Class Participation. Critical thinking; Reflection Time. Assignments Model Building. Problem Sets; Journaling. Assessment Projects; Reports. Problem Solving; Essays.
  • 13. SEQUENTIAL LEARNER GLOBAL LEARNER Instruction Video Clips; Diagrams; Images; Maps. Lecture; Audio Clips. Assignments Mind Mapping; Power-point with images. Interviews; Seminars; Reports and Speeches. Assessment Maps; Drawings and Sketches. Sound identification; Verbal tests.
  • 14. Conclusion • Learners come to Training with precisely defined expectations. • But, there are barriers to their learning. • The best motivators for adult learners are: – INTEREST and – SELFISH BENEFIT. • If the course benefits them, they will perform better, and the benefits will be longer lasting.