A study of learning in adulthood, how to facilitate that learning, and the characteristics of adult learners.
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
- Recognize transitions that may occur in the lives of adults.
- Use knowledge of adult development and transitions to develop appropriate programs to meet learning needs.
- Discuss knowledge related to adult learning ability.
- Recognize barriers to participation in adult education.
- Understand and discuss different learning styles.
- Analyze the distinctions between learning differences, learning problems, and learning disabilities.
- Effectively work with adult learners who have learning differences, learning problems, and learning disabilities.
- Define self-directed learning and the process that are involved.
- Select and use the most appropriate methods, techniques, materials & devices given the nature of the learning objectives and participants.
- Create a learning environment which reduces barriers and promotes learning.
- Understand and explain the role of the instructor, or facilitator, of adult education.