Over the next few weeks, we're discussing some foundational information related to adult learning, based on the acronym "ADULT." Today, D:
Adults are DIRECTED. They are goal-oriented. Adult learners will come into your course looking for just what they need and no more. If some material doesn’t seem to apply to their situation, they’re likely to ignore it. The strongest motivation to learn comes from a current problem they face and need to solve.
Notice how you learn: do you zero in on what’s useful to you and skim or ignore the rest?
How often do you read an instruction manual just to learn about the machine, rather than to figure out how to do something (or fix something!)?
To reach out to adult learners, let them direct the training experience. How might you do this?
Notify me of followup comments via e-mail
1217 Turner Street
Lansing, MI 48906 USA
MessageMakers produces experiences that transform. We are an event planning and production company, handle video production from start to finish, and design effective corporate training programs. Think we might be a good fit? Get in touch.
© 2013 MessageMakers