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ERIC Number: EJ905803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1939-4225
What Becoming Pilot-in-Command Taught Me about Teaching Adults
Erickson, Diane
New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, v23 n4 p74-84 Fall 2009
This essay outlines the key lessons I re-learned about teaching adults when I decided to earn my private pilot license. I faced a steep learning curve and needed to conquer my fear of falling from the sky when learning required flight maneuvers. The lessons are not about adult development or learning theories or instructional techniques. The lessons are more basic and central to our daily work as educators. These lessons are about empathy, understanding, and building relationships in order to enhance an adult learner's motivation to learn and foster a passion for continued learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska