Adult Learning: Skills Beyond the Basics
QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS: • Why is the word abbreviation so long? • Is there another word for thesaurus? • Why isn’t phonetic spelled like it sounds? • You know that indestructible black box that is used on planes? Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff? • If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?
QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS: • When companies ship Styrofoam, what do they pack it in? • When it rains, why don’t sheep shrink? • If a cow could laugh, would milk come out of her nose? • What do you do when you discover an endangered animal that eats only endangered plants?
QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS: • Where are preparations A through G? • When you open a bag of new cotton balls, are you supposed to throw the top one away?
Adult Learning Principles • Self-Fulfilling Prophecies • Self-Concepts
H. L. MENCKEN For every complex question, there is a simple answer – AND IT’S WRONG!
PETER DRUCKER It is always amazing how many things we do that will never be missed. Nothing is less productive than to make efficient what should not be done at all.
Adult Learning Principles • Make others feel important and invited • Deal with needed changes in others from a positive point of view • Get to know others personally and learn to empathize • Learn the power of nonverbal cues and have a sense of humor • Be enthusiastic
WILLIAM JAMES The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.
Adult Learning Principles: Skills Beyond the Basics THANKS!