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Adult Learning

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  1. Adult Learning

  2. Competency Objectives • Recognize characteristics of • adult learning and • learning styles • Develop a model for • a mutually responsive and • effective learning environment

  3. Adult Learning Literature • Adults have specific learning needs (Knowles, Malcolm, 1975; Zemke, Ron and Susan, 1984; Hill, Lloydene F. 1999)

  4. Adult Learning Theories

  5. Learning Styles Literature • People do exhibit learning style preferences (Dunn and Dunn, 1992; Pitts, Joseph, 2009)

  6. Learning Style Theories • Learning styles refer to different ways individuals receive & process information • Learning styles differ among individuals, societal groups and cultures • Several models are identified to illustrate different ways of thinking about learning

  7. Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences

  8. Experiential Learning Theory (1984)

  9. Learning Styles Literature • Matching teaching to learning style preferences is not significant to student achievement (Sparks, Richard L., 2006; Pashler, Harold; McDaniel, Mark; Rohrer, Doug; Bjork, Robert, 2009) • Meaning assists memory retention (Sparks, Richard L., 2006)

  10. Developing Your Model • A responsive relationship between field instructor and student may enhance learning versus • dominant-subordinate or • superior-substandard • (Miller, Jean Baker, 1976; Kohl, Herbert, 1991; Merson, Martha, 1994)