Adult Learners

To be e ective, any training program or lesson plan must be designed with the needs of an adult audience in mind. This requires acknowledging the ways in which adults di er from children in their approach to new learning. This training will focus on the unique risks and bene ts that learning presents to adults as well as the methods for understanding the concepts of teaching and training adults.

This program begins by outlining ways adults di er from children as students; how their acquired knowledge and experience makes them more critical judges of materials and instructors; how adults want to be partners, not just pupils with the instructor; and why adults can be defensive and fearful in training programs. After setting up these problems, we will o er techniques for addressing these concerns when planning an adult training session.

Participants will learn to recognize the pressures of success and performance that accompany the adult student and how to minimize these anxieties through a tension-easing atmosphere which allows all participants to voice their expectations and, when applicable, their expertise. We will teach you how to recognize adult values, previous experience, and professional priorities and also how to integrate these into your teaching by using application techniques, calculated risks, learner participation, a supportive atmosphere, and freedom of expression.

At the outcome of this program, you will understand the psychological factors inherent in adult learning. Upon it's conclusion, you will have the knowledge to design an e ective adult training program.


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"Excellent! Very effective, well organized, interesting, and fun. I have tangible practices to go back to work with."
Louise Limentani, Human Relations Manager Boston Scientific

"This was a very good program and I would recommend it to other people in my organization. Every minute throughout the whole program was full of information and Andrew is outstanding."
Edward Trainer, Senior Detailer Leader Barker Steel Group

"I find each and every segment extremely beneficial."
Marlone Apone, Manager, Computer Operations Want Ad Publications, Inc.