Teaching the Adult Learner | Origin: ED208

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Adult Learning Theories --> Teaching the Adult Learner

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Find a balance in delivery that will engage and challenge all adult learners. Your only limitation is your imagination!

Identify your students learning style and use a variety of teaching tecniques that will work with a varirty of learning styles.And provide students with a supportive enviorment for learning.

By understanding your students past experiences you can help them build on there knowlege from what they already know and by using all the different learning styles Visual, verbal, demonstrations, and hands on you will help each student have a better uderstanding regardless of which learning style works best for them.


Every student has a different learing style and is is important to learn each student's background and goals. 

YES, we need to identify student's learning styles using a variety of teaching techniques. Also, using diferrent strategies such as Organization, Planning, Management and Thinking. Instructors are educators and motivators.

I learned that the most important thing I can do as an educatior besides delivering material is to activate learning, support my students, enhance the learning environmet, and maintain that environment for the studet to be sucessful.

I learned that with adult learners, it is best to tap in to their prior knowledge and experience, understand what motivates them/what their goals are, identify their learning style/learning preferences, provide support in organizing the information taught, provide opportunities for self-direction, and most importantly, activate, enhance, support and maintain learning throughout the curriculum.

Is important for the instructor to find the best method  for students or adult learners to process the information that is been taught.  By been able to identify what the learner can identify with and what prior experience they may have will bring opportunities for learners to find, direction and how to enhance their learning experience. 

  Using different forms of teaching techniques can help student's learning styles.

Always nice to have a refresher on the different intelligences, particularly for post-secondary education. I'm excited to utilize the best practices for adult learners. I think it'd benefit non-traditional students as well as traditional ones.

The biggest challenge in teaching remotely during the pandemic has been the difficulty interacting with the stufents in a personal setting to find out what their individual motivations and needs are.