Acknowledging the experience in the room

This session explores the practical application of adult learning principles (andragogy) to teaching and learning. We'll focus on understanding learners' experiences, motivations, and readiness to learn and how we can adapt our methods as learners reveal more about themselves. 

We'll cover:

  • Behaviourism, constructivism, cognitivism, and andragogy

  • How trainers can apply these theories in practical settings

  • The challenges faced by adult learners, especially unformed motivation and understanding workplaces

  • Ideas for using real world examples, problem-solving activities, and building learners' respect for a self-directed learning approach

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Apply adult learning theory (andragogy) in your teaching practice

  • Adapt your instructional strategies

  • Design learning activities that leverage the prior experiences of adult learners

  • Facilitate problem-based learning techniques to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Evaluate the impact of your teaching methods on adult learning and continuously improve your approach based on feedback

Qualified, skilled and committed to professional development

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