Improving Adult Learning

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Improving Adult Learning - A presentation by Lorraine Minor for City Vision College course CVC 402 Life Skills.

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Improving Adult Learning

  1. 1. Improving Adult Learning
  2. 2. Introduction Why? When? How? Where?
  3. 3. What’s today about? <ul><li>Providing the best atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the best planning </li></ul><ul><li>Using the best techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Because… </li></ul>
  4. 4. It’s a matter of <ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>  Honoring the Lord </li></ul><ul><li>    Respecting the client </li></ul><ul><li>  Being efficient with mission resources </li></ul>
  5. 5. Effective Teachers are <ul><li>Flexible co-learners </li></ul><ul><li>Catalysts </li></ul><ul><li>Conduits </li></ul><ul><li>Coaches </li></ul>
  6. 6. Enlarging Our Perception of the Adult Learner ? ? ? ? ?
  7. 7. The adult learner often is <ul><li>Unsure of Learning Ability </li></ul><ul><li>Which Affects the Expressed Desire to Learn </li></ul>
  8. 8. The adult learner needs relativity <ul><li>Relativity to already acquired knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Relativity to life issues at hand </li></ul>
  9. 9. The adult learner often has <ul><li>A Misperception of Need for Learning </li></ul>
  10. 10. The adult learner has <ul><li>Individual Needs and Learning Styles </li></ul>
  11. 11. The adult learner is <ul><li>Often affected by social interaction </li></ul>
  12. 12. The adult learner usually is <ul><li>Easily distracted, undisciplined in mental exercise </li></ul>
  13. 13. Adult learners are <ul><li>Usually not risk takers in educational opportunities </li></ul>
  14. 14. Summarizing … successful adult education should be <ul><li>Problem oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized </li></ul><ul><li>Confirming personal responsibility </li></ul>
  15. 15. Simple FAP approach <ul><li>Focused </li></ul><ul><li>1-2 main points per session </li></ul>
  16. 16. Simple FAP approach <ul><li>Application Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge plus a reason </li></ul>
  17. 17. Simple FAP approach <ul><li>3. Participation opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement Discussion Brain Storming </li></ul>
  18. 18. Role of preparation <ul><li>Planning the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Planning the session </li></ul><ul><li>Planning each learning experience </li></ul>
  19. 19. Planning the curriculum <ul><li>Simple, realistic, appropriate, achievable, applicable, conceptual and sequential </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the basic concepts followed by objectives, followed by activities and completed with plan for evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute the plan to the participants at the beginning of the course </li></ul>
  20. 20. Planning the session
  21. 21. Planning each learning experience
  22. 22. 12 Techniques to Enhance Retention <ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Sequenced </li></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Construct </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Social involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Individualization </li></ul><ul><li>Applicability </li></ul><ul><li>Provision </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>

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