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  1. Effective Financial Literacy Training in the Community Teaching Adults Consumer Action: Teaching Adults

  2. Why Adults Want To Learn To gain knowledge or a skill they need  To better manage changes in their lives  To keep up with environment changes  To increase or maintain a sense of self-esteem Consumer Action: Teaching Adults

  3. Adults learn best when: • teaching is built upon their own experiences • they can apply what they have learned immediately to their own lives • there is a mixture of teaching approaches • the learning environment is friendly, informal and comfortable Consumer Action: Teaching Adults

  4. Effective teaching • The best presentations are dynamic, responsive and organic, not canned. • Keep your class size small. • No more than 30 students • Draw on life experiences, your own as well as theirs. Consumer Action: Teaching Adults

  5. Care about your audience • Make them feel welcomed and comfortable. • Be respectful. • Make eye contact. • Allow time for them to ask questions. • Take time to break into small interactive learning groups. Consumer Action: Teaching Adults

  6. Effective teaching • Many people have a short attention span • Try to keep lectures to a maximum of 30 minutes • Stop for questions and answers • Follow up with a learning activity Consumer Action: Teaching Adults

  7. Use a mixture of approaches and learning styles • Visual: reading or seeing • (5-10% retention) • Auditory: listening • (20-25% retention) • Psychomotor: doing • (70-75% retention) Consumer Action: Teaching Adults

  8. A good teacher of adults* • Is people-centered, more interested in people than things, more interested in individuality than conformity, and more interested in finding solutions than following rules. • The teacher must be understanding, flexible, patient, humorous, practical, creative and prepared.  How to Teach Adults, William A Draves, The Learning Resource Network Consumer Action: Teaching Adults

  9. Web: www.consumer-action.org Phone: 415-777-9648. Ask for “Outreach” Email: Outreach@consumer-action.org Contact Consumer Action MoneyWi$e: Micro Business Basics