When teaching adults, it's important to take into account characteristics that affect their learning, especially how previous experiences influence their thinking. At the same time, you must consider how age impacts their cognitive ability which may assist or hinder learning. Learners differ in many ways, from gender to culture to previous education. It's important to be aware of these factors when teaching. However adult learners do share similar traits which impact their learning:. Adults are more reluctant to change because their thinking has become more rigid due to life experiences.
8 Important Characteristics Of Adult Learners
8 Important Characteristics Of Adult Learners - eLearning Industry
NCLB has been clear about closing achievement gaps between groups of students considered at risk. To ensure that there is an ongoing focus on school improvement, accountability should continue to be rigorous and focused on achievement gaps along with whole school improvement. Clear accountability systems have to be in place at seven different levels to ensure student success now and in the future. Goals, beliefs, values, visions and actions must be aligned similar to what one may find in a balanced scorecard.
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Abstract Research on learners has shown that adults learn differently from younger students. Adults have special needs as learners and these needs should be taken into consideration when planning training for adults. By using combinations of adult learner techniques and strategies, Extension educators can create training experiences that will enhance the learning of participants. When adults participate in a positive learning experience that follows the six assumptions of andragogy presented in this article, they are more likely to retain what they have learned and apply it in their work environment. Cynthia F.