Malcolm Knowles, a pioneer in adult education, popularized the concept of five teaching strategies for adults, which states that students learn best when: Adults understand why something is important to know or do. Adults have the freedom to learn in their own way. Learning is experiential. The time. First steps are becoming aware of the value in setting learning goals and identifying your preferred sensory channels for taking in information. All persons here are of equal worth and value; all opinions are valued and needed. Be Present Minimize distractions; avoid .
plan and deliver training to adult learners. The theories and practices are based on long-standing research and data with regard to effective ways to train adults in any learning environment. Some you may be familiar with, others may be new to you. We believe learning is best accomplished as a social activity, while teaching is a deliberate act. Mar 15, · This book identifies the best practices necessary to bring adult learning programs to a new level—especially as the stakes among competitors continue to rise. Best Practices in Adult Learning sets the stage by addressing institutional vision, asking the question “What do I want my program to contain or deliver?” It then provides a hands-on set of applications that Author: Lee Bash.
Malcolm Knowles, a pioneer in adult learning, based his work on the concept of andragogy (the art and science of how adults learn). He noted that adults: Need to know why they are learning something; Learn through doing; Are problem solvers; Learn best when the subject is of immediate use; Prefer social interaction.