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Teaching Adult Learners Presented by: Yvette Dupree

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Teaching Adult Learners. Presented by: Yvette Dupree. Characteristics of Adult Learners. Experienced and knowledgeable E stablished values, beliefs, and opinions Results-oriented Problem-centered Self-directed Skeptical. Activity. Adult Learning Styles. Presentations. Trending. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Teaching Adult Learners Presented by: Yvette Dupree

Shortened version of a presentation given on adult learning1Characteristics of Adult LearnersExperienced and knowledgeable Established values, beliefs, and opinionsResults-oriented Problem-centeredSelf-directedSkeptical

Make your purpose clear increased variation in learning stylesExpect to be treated as adultsExperienced and knowledgeable Established values, beliefs, and opinionsInterested in straightforward how-toProblem-centered approach to learningSelf-directed learners Interested in straightforward how-tothey are more self-guided in their learning they bring more, and expect to bring more, to a learning situation because of their wider experience - and can take more away they require learning "to make sense" - they will not perform a learning activity just because the instructor said to do it


Visual and Auditory Learner Activity 3Adult Learning StylesLearning StylesCharacteristicsTeaching StrategiesVisualVisual illustrations or demonstrations Graphics & illustrationsImagesDemonstrationsAuditorySpeaking, repetition LecturesDiscussionsPodcasts KinestheticTouch or manipulation of objects Note taking Examination of objectsParticipation in activities

EnvironmentalSurroundings that match learner preferences (room temperature, lighting, seating, etc.)online learning

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There are many ways to reach adult learners , classic and new methods can be used. 5Teaching Strategies Use participants as resourcesEncourage debate and discussionAddress multiple learning styles Utilize different teaching methods Be respectfulEngage

RememberPassion PurposeClarity SimplicityCollaboration