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Training Adult Learners


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Girma Tola

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Training Adult Learners

  1. 1. Training Adult Learners Presented by: Girma Tola September 2007
  2. 2. Welcome!! To Training Adult Learners Training Session
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Welcome participants! </li></ul><ul><li>Participants get to know one another </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator explains the content of the training </li></ul>
  4. 4. Agenda All Questions, feedback & conclusion 9:13 AM- 9:15 AM Trainees, Facilitator Group Discussion, Presentation 9:06 AM- 9:13 AM Facilitator PowerPoint Presentation 9:02 AM – 9:06 AM Facilitator Welcome/Introduction 9:00 AM - 9:02 AM Owners Activities Time
  5. 5. Topics to Be Covered <ul><li>Describe adult learner characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Adult training techniques & strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Adult teaching methods </li></ul><ul><li>Practice session/ group activity </li></ul>
  6. 6. Learning Objectives <ul><li>To understand six the adult learner characteristics and utilize them to train employees </li></ul><ul><li>To learn six adult training strategies and techniques and effectively use them to train adults </li></ul><ul><li>To learn four Adult training methods </li></ul>
  7. 7. Adult Learner Characteristics <ul><li>Adult learners are independent in what they learn </li></ul><ul><li>Adult learners have wealth of experience and like to share with others </li></ul><ul><li>Adult learners are more interested in information & ideas that solves problems </li></ul>
  8. 8. Adult Learners Charac. Cntd. <ul><li>Adult learners are most interested in solutions that can be immediately applied </li></ul><ul><li>Adult learners are intrinsically motivated to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Adult learners are interested in topics that relate to development stage of their life </li></ul>
  9. 9. Adult Training Techniques & Strategies <ul><li>To maximize training effectiveness with adult learners: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a supportive environment </li></ul><ul><li>Meet trainees individual learning needs </li></ul><ul><li>Make course content relevant and coherent </li></ul>
  10. 10. Adult Training Techniques & Strategies <ul><li>Communicate personal benefits of training </li></ul><ul><li>Use training methods that require active participation </li></ul><ul><li>Provide immediate feedback on practice </li></ul>
  11. 11. Adult teaching methods <ul><li>To appeal to different learning styles of adults use a combination of various training methods such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation/ Lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Structured exercise/Role Play </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated group discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study </li></ul>
  12. 12. Practice Session-Group Discussion <ul><li>Group Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Form two groups of 5 members </li></ul><ul><li>Read the case study provided, discuss and write two solutions on the flipchart to the stated problem </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>Summarize major learning points </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  14. 14. References <ul><li>1. Werner, Jon M. and DeSimone, Randy. (2006). Human Resource Development. Mason, Ohio: Thomson Southwestern. </li></ul><ul><li>2.Balaski, Brown,Leafaive, Moran & Tola.(2006). Five Star Communication Training Leader Guide. St. Paul, Minnesota: Metro State University </li></ul>
  15. 15. References Cntd. <ul><li>3 . Belletti & Mihall (2007). Adult learning styles & training methods. FDIC ADR Presentation Handouts. Retrieved September 6, 2007 from </li></ul><ul><li>4. Levin, S. Joseph, Ph.D ( 2007). A set of papers focusing on the teaching of technical information to adults: Section 7. Retrieved September 6, 2007 from Manual/RTATSection7.pdf </li></ul>