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Adult Learning Principles

Part of 'Take Away Training' series

Media Type - DVD
Author - Eve Ash

Are you involved in designing or delivering training and education to adults?
If so, then make sure you discover how adults learn best and avoid the common mistakes often made.

Training Points

Origin of Adult Learning Principles:

  • Developed my a man named Malcolm Knowles
  • Difference between the way adults and children learn
  • When dealing with adults you need to use a whole different approach to training than with a child
  • If you treat adults like children there are going to be problems

Adults Want Control:

  • They don't want to be told what to do
  • Ask them what it is they want to learn and why they are doing training
  • Give them control over minor things as well, eg. When would you like to break for lunch?

Recognise and Use Experience:

  • Create warm environment
  • Find out about peoples experience
  • Show respect for their experience
  • Use the experience and draw on it

Active not Passive Learning:

  • Adults like to set their own learning goals
  • Avoid long lectures and try more involving activities, eg. handouts and group questions
  • Avoid PowerPoints with too much text or just reading from the slides
  • Research shows when you actively involve learners, their attention and comprehension goes up significantly more than when you lecture them

Problem not Subject Oriented:

  • Children at school study subjects, adults want to solve problems they are having
  • Find out difficulties they are having

Immediate Application:

  • Children at school learn things and the idea is it will apply one day in the future, distant application
  • Adults want immediate application, they want to go out tomorrow and apply it
  • Learning is designed so that they can do the learning then
  • transfer and apply the learning int everyday work

Trainer = Facilitator:

  • Managing a process
  • Find a great educator and talk to them, experience shows
  • Trainer is not there as the subject matter expert, you are a facilitator

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- Advanced Sales Techniques
- An Introduction to Business Ethics
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- Art of Questioning, The
- Balancing Work & Private Life
- Be Careful With Email
- Best Practice Workplace Checklist
- Business Etiquette
- Career Planning
- Changing Role of Managers, The
- Coaching
- Common Facilitation Mistakes
- Conducting Successful Discipline Interviews
- Conducting Training Activities
- Conflict Within Teams
- Consulting Skills For Professionals
- Controlling Meetings
- Coping With Change
- Coping With Retrenchment
- Counselling Poor Performers
- Dealing With Abusive & Threatening Calls
- Dealing With Difficult People
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- Dealing with the Unmotivated Employee
- Dealing with Trauma & Distress
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- Delegating & Prioritising
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- Developing A Training Plan
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- Developing Emotional Competence
- Difficult Presentations Made Easy
- Eliminating Workplace Bullying
- Energy & Enthusiasm
- Essential Counselling Skills
- Evaluate Anything!
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- Getting The Most Out Of Training
- Giving Personal Feedback
- Giving Up Bad Habits
- Going For A Job Interview
- Handling Complaints
- Handling the Difficult Customer
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- Leadership
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- Learning From Mistakes
- Learning To Learn
- Listening
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- Managing A Mature Age Workforce
- Managing Aggression in the Workplace
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  • Length - 18 minutes
  • Pricing
    Price - INR 7,750
    Intl. Price - A$ 275.00
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