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A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning | Tomorrow's Professor Postings | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The posting below, a bit longer than most, describes a dozen tips for working with adult learners. It is from Chapter 4 – A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning, in the book, Teaching Adults: A Practical Guide for New Teachers, by Ralph G. Brocket. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company. One Montgomery Street, Suite 1200. San Francisco, CA 94104-4594 www.wiley.com All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.
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Calling all lifelong learners!  Keep it up!

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Donna Farren's curator insight, December 5, 2016 1:27 PM
Great list!
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 5, 2016 2:01 PM
Great article form Tomorrow's Professor.
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Freek Kraak's curator insight, December 8, 2016 4:06 PM
Goed om te signaleren op 'Een Leven Lang Leren'.
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Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry

Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.
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Higher Education Instructors and Instructional Designers take note! This article is one to print and pin on the wall above your computer. 


Chris Pappas gives us a fantastic article on Andragogy, (aka) Adult Learning Theory.  Each point is explained succinctly. The article is summarized with an eye-catching infographic.  


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Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:09 PM

In order for adult learners to be actively involved in their own learning, they must feel (and know) that they have a voice in regards to the content and delivery of their coursework. The degree to which learners determine how a course will play out is, of course, the prerogative of the instructor, but I think instructors who actively gauge the preparedness and receptivity of their adult learners are liable to get ones who are more engaged and grateful.

Jennifer Kleiner's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:13 PM

Scooped from Amos's Scoop.it page- Adult learning theory is very important to keep in mind when designing learning strategies for adult education. This is a very helpful resource to easily reference when designing instruction, in particular I would highlight the PURPOSE behind each module and activity and remembering that motivation is key with adult learners.

Samantha Patterson 7's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:05 PM

This is a good article about adult learning with eLearning. It provides information about Knowles' 5 adult learning theory assumptions that can be translated to modern day eLearning experiences.

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Don't be irrelevant! Understand and Design with the Science in Mind.

Don't be irrelevant! Understand and Design with the Science in Mind. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Students need a personal connection to the material, whether that's through engaging them emotionally or connecting the new information with previously acquired knowledge (often one and the same). Without that, students may not only disengage and quickly forget, but they may also lose the motivation to try.
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Understand & Design for Adult Learners:


1. Adults need to know why they need to learn something
2. Adults need to learn ‘experientially’
3. Adults approach learning as problem-solving
4. Adults learn best when the topic is of immediate value.

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asli telli's curator insight, October 2, 2015 6:26 AM

#experiential #learning #engagement #motivation

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