TeachingadultsBy FabioMenesesTeachingpractice V
I choose this population because: They are motivated to learn They are very responsible and engaged with the learning process In most of the cases they want to learn more than fulfill a requirement (e.g. getting a job, traveling, etc)
According to Malcolm Knowlesadults learn best when:1. They understand why something is important to know or do.Most of the adults are in theclassroom because they want tolearn something new.
2. They have the freedom to learn in their own way.Adults have their learning style:Visual (“show me”)Auditory (“tell me)Kinesthetic (“let me do it”)
3. Learning is experientialActivities that involved students(getting up and moving about)and keep them energized.Honoring the life experiences.
4. The time is right for them to learn.“When the student is ready, the teacher appears”. Buddhist proverbStudents are in the classroom because they want to be.
5. The process is positive and encouraging.The job of a teacher of adult students includes being positive and encouraging with their students but not condescending.