Objectives Of Session This session is intended to help participants; Apply the principles of Adult Learning in the conduct of their training sessions. Identify the four styles of learning and their effects on training delivery. Design and facilitate training to achieve learning objectives.
Why Adults Learn Social relationships. External expectations. Social welfare. Personal advancement. Escape/Stimulation. Cognitive interest.
Characteristics Of Adult Learners Adults are autonomous and self-directed. Adults have accumulated a foundation of life experiences and knowledge. Adults are goal-oriented. Adults are relevancy-oriented. Adults are practical. Adults need to be shown respect.
Learning Principles Motivation. Reinforcement. Retention. Transference.
Broad Categories Of Learning Styles Visual. Auditory. Tactile-kinesthetic.
Learning Modes Visual. Notes; Drawing; Colored Markers; See. Auditory. Reduce outside interference; Go into quieter room. Tactile-kinesthetic. Stand up; pace; use your body; draw pictures in the air.
Learning Mix Visual-verbal. Sensory-intuitive. Active-reflective. Global-sequential.
Learning Style: Visual-Verbal. Sensory-Intuitive. Active-Reflective. Sequential-Global. Teaching Style: Visual-Verbal. Concrete-Abstract. Active-Reflective. Linear-Sweeping.
Conclusion Learners come to Training with precisely defined expectations. But, there are barriers to their learning. The best motivators for adult learners are: INTEREST and SELFISH BENEFIT. If the course benefits them, they will perform better, and the benefits will be longer lasting.