Adults are more likely to be engaged in learning something if they feel they need to know it – for work, play, or personal enrichment. Here are some ideas for making instruction compelling for your adult learners.
Adults learn by experience, but also love to share their own experience with particular subject matter. Thus adults can teach one another.
For adults, learning means self-directed, independent thought and work. The role of the adult educator is to provide support and guidance as needed, with minimal oversight, while allowing learners to explore and make and correct errors on their own.
Designing and teaching an online course for students of any age is an exciting endeavor. While you may not meet the students in person, there are three fairly simple steps you can take to quickly begin to learn about the nuances of each student,…
Adults are practical, even when it comes to learning. To engage them, ensure your instruction is both relevant and problem-centered.
What do you wonder? As a school librarian, this is a question I ask my students on a regular basis. Last year, we collected our K-5 students’ wonders and posted them in the library on a large sheet of blue paper. Slowly, our collections…
Adult learners bring a wealth of experience – including mistakes – to any learning experience. Learn how to harness their experience and errors in designing instruction.