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The Adult Learner
Please read the statements and agree or disagree with each. Discuss with a friend and colleague. Link to Research below . . .
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| 1 . Adults seek learning experiences to cope with specific life-changing events.
2 . For adults, learning is its own reward.
3 . Adults prefer survey courses to single concept classes.
4 . Adults want to use new materials.
5 . Adults are quick to re-evaluate old material.
6 . Adults prefer to learn alone.
7 . Adults prefer to "sit and git".
8 . Adults prefer "how to" trainings.
9 . An eclectic approach works best with adults.
10 . Non-human learning (books, TV) is popular in adult learning.
| 11 . Adults don't like problem-centered learning.
12 . Adults carry reservoirs of personal experiences.
13 . "Real world" exercises are preferred.
14 . Adults let their schoolwork take second seat to jobs and family.
15 . Adults transfer ideas and skills easily into their work setting.
16 . Adults are self-directed learners.
17 . Facilitation of groups works better than lecture formats with adult learners.
18 . Adults expect their class time to be well-spent.
19 . Adult learners are voluntary learners.
20 . Adults are pragmatic learners.