ERIC Number: ED482431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The Challenge of Helping Adults Learn: Principles of Teaching Technical Information to Adults.
Levine, S. Joseph
This workshop handout presents six basic principles intended to guide teachers in organizing instructional presentations for adult learners. The section on principle one tell the adults what you're about to tell them suggests that teachers describe what they will be teaching and then teach those things. The section on principle two organize your material for presentation in a logical order describes the following three ways to logically organize materials: (1) by content, for ideas which are foundational; (2) by experience, to clearly link materials to the relevant experiences of the audience; and (3) by interest, to keep the audience focused. The section on principle three don't feel that you have to tell them everything suggests telling the audience a bit and then creating ways to let them tell you what else they need to know. The section on principle four understand what you want the adults to do with the information you are presenting describes the following four levels, each of which builds upon the previous one: know information, understand information, use information, and share information with others. The section on principle five know when to teach and when to learn suggests that teachers and students can learn from one another. The section on principle six help the adults transfer the concepts to their own situation describes the importance of the transfer of learning. (MO)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Classroom Communication, Course Organization, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Teacher Clarity, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Transfer of Training
For full text: http://www.learnerassociates.net/workshop/adltlrn2.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: One of a series of workshop handouts made available by LearnerAssociates.net.