Principles of Adult Learning Dennis Baker, Ph.D. Assistant Dean For Faculty Development Florida State University College of Medicine Applications to Clinical Teaching
Instructions and Overview • This program consists of 12 slides about adult learning principles and the application of those principles to clinical teaching. To view the slides, think about them, and answer the quiz at the end should take about 30 minutes of effort. • As you view each slide you can read text below each in the notes section of the slide. There are two primary learning objectives to be accomplished. The last slide provides a quiz. Please consider the quiz “open book.” If you would like feedback on your answers please send them to me as an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will give you feedback.
Learning Objectives • At the end of this presentation you should be able to: • List 3 principles of adult learning. • Explain the implications these 3 principles have for you as a clinical teacher. In other words, how can you as a clinical teacher apply the 3 principles you listed?
Adult Learning Theory • bring knowledge, skills, attitudes • bring experience • like to solve problems • like to apply what they learn to real situations • like to have choices • like to share in the setting learning objectives • have variety of learning styles/preferences • do best in an environment where they feel safe, accepted, and respected • want and need feedback • need to have their abilities and achievements honored Adults …….
Adult Learning Principles • bring knowledge, skills, and attitudes • bring experience Adults …….
Adult Learning Principles • like to solve problems • Like to apply what they have learned to real problems Adults …….
Adult Learning Principles • like to have choices • Like to participate in the setting of goals and objectives Adults …….
Adult Learning Theory • have a variety of learning styles/preferences Adults …….
Adult Learning Theory • do best in an environment where they feel safe, accepted, and respected Adults …….
Adult Learning Theory • want and need feedback • need to have their abilities and achievements honored Adults …….
Quiz • 1.List 3 principles of adult learning. • 2.Describe how each principle can be applied to your clinical teaching. In your descriptions please try to go beyond the examples provided in this slide program. • Click on my e-mail address (email@example.com) and the e-mail box will pop up. The two questions are repeated in the subject line. Type in your answers and I will provide you with feedback.