Adult learners need to be involved in the planning of their instruction. Soliciting their feedback is a great way to involve them.
Teaching with adults IS different than teaching younger learners – in fact the whole field of andragogy is dedicated to the art and science of how adults learn.
While it was not always the case, the field of instructional design brings the same level of thoughtful decision making to the process of crafting instruction and education. All educators make hundreds of choices during their work with learners, and many of these choices ‘work’ for the seasoned instructor.