This video provides an overview of adult learner needs and expectations, including three guiding principles of adult learning. Also learn about the importance of understanding why participants come to your workshop.
- I have facilitated all age groups,…and adults are often the most challenging audience…'cause they usually have a clear idea…of what they want to achieve when they walk in the door.…They can also be resistant…to handing over the reins to the leader…because they're used to being in control…of their daily experiences.…Every facilitator needs to know a bit about…Adult Learning Theory, which is the idea that as we mature…and leave schooling, we have more freedom…for self-directed learning,…and we shift to finding solutions…for our real life challenges.…
As adults, we have some internal motivation…to learn something simply because it interests us.…In addition, as we live longer…we accumulate more knowledge and experience,…which becomes a resource for more learning.…And those flashes of insight are aha moments…that happen when we connect things.…Malcolm Knowles and Patricia Cross,…specialists in adult learning,…crafted three guiding principles.…First, learning materials should honor the wide range…of backgrounds and experiences that learners possess,…
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- Facilitating adult learners
- Best practices in workshop design
- Understanding your participants
- Designing the right activities
- Preparing the logistics
- Facilitating the workshop
- Keeping things on track
- Increasing participation and collaboration
- Solving unexpected problems
- Dealing with challenging dynamics
- Creating closure