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Training for Trainers: Adult Learning
Adult Learning Workbook
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A.E. Schwartz
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Learning is not something that ends in adolescence – the learning process continues throughout your adult life. With this leaders' guide you will learn the skills and background you need to effectively teach adults. The presentations are geared towards defining the characteristics, needs, and styles of the adult learner, identifying your own style of learning and communicating, and creating your own optimal program for effective adult learning.

Obtain the highest quality management skills quickly and cost effectively. Every leaders' guide has been designed, developed, and written with adult learning theory and information mapping considerations. Engaging and lively content combines an optimal mix of case studies, charts, tips, and guidelines. Also included are our pre- and post-program assessments, which are highly effective tools for guiding the learning process and providing critical evaluation. Each content page has opposing pages for notes and each leaders' guide may also be used by a facilitator or as a self-study guide for self-paced learning.

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Workbook Overview

Ask yourself...

  • What are the differences between teaching adults and teaching children?
  • How can you motivate adults to help them learn more effectively?
  • What do the different backgrounds, biases, and learning styles of the participants mean for you as a facilitator?
  • What are the best environments for adult learning and how can you put these environments in place?

Upon Completion You Will Be Able To:

  • This program will give you the skills and background you need to effectively teach to adults.
  • Define the characteristics, needs, and styles of the adult learner.
  • Identify your own style of learning and communicating.
  • Tailor and prepare your own program, incorporating the specific needs of your adult learners.
  • Understand and create the optimal conditions for effective adult learning.

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Table of Contents/Summary

This resource material has been organized for you in the following way:

  • Following a brief introduction, the presentation begins with a pre-test designed to assess your knowledge and understanding of adult learning.

    • Pre-Test: Adult Learning
    • Pre-Test Feedback: Adult Learning

  • The first questions we ask about the adult learner are: "Who are they? What are the different ways adults learn? Under what circumstances do they learn best?" The material includes an exercise which will you start you thinking in terms of teaching adults, and it discusses the five important and unique characteristics of the adult learner.

    • Exercise: Understanding the Adult Learner Exercise
    • Feedback: Understanding the Adult Learner
    • Presentation: The Grown Up Learners, Characteristics Of
    • Chart: The Adult Learner
    • Chart: Characteristics of the Adult Learner

  • Next we ask you a series of questions in order to help you determine your style of learning and communicating as it relates to adult learning situations. An analysis of your answers will provide you with a brief definition of four learning styles which fit you most accurately.

    • Assessment/Exercise: What Is Your Style Of Learning and Communicating
    • Analysis of Answers: What Is Your Style Of Learning and Communicating
    • Assessment: Exercise Feedback

  • We then elaborate on these learning styles and explain how adults learn in different ways. Although their styles may be different, effective learning conditions are universal, and we discuss how to create the best conditions for learning.

    • Presentation: Adult Learning Styles
    • Chart: Adult Learning Styles
    • Presentation: Conditions for Learning
    • Chart: Ideal Conditions

  • The program concludes with a summary of the important points and a post-test which will help you check your knowledge of adult learning.

    • Summary
    • Post-Test: Adult Learner
    • Post-Test Answers: Adult Learners
    • Action Plan

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