Principles of Excellent Adult Education
Excellent educators know how to bring a process of learning to adults, in ways most appreciated by adults. For instance, adults expect a training approach that is centred on: discussing practical problems, not abstract theory; delivered collaboratively, not top-down; and facilitated as equals among peers, not taught by power distant lecturers. The process can be brought to life with courses that adhere to the six principles of adult learning.
Adult Learning Principles in Blended Learning
Instructional designers and facilitators can leverage six key principles of excellent education to increase competency and capability. These six principals are at the heart of PMWorks education philosophy.
Create workshops based on minimum instruction and maximum participation.
- Learning is best reinforced when adult learners are encouraged to explore the topic on their own, with minimal guidance from a trainer.
- On the occasions when support is required, be prepared to provide Q&A (questions and answers) sessions for information sharing.