In formal environments such as Primary and Secondary Schools, great emphasis is placed on curriculum objectives. Adult institutions are more dynamic in nature and focuses not only on knowledge but also from experiences gained by the learner. Knowledge coupled with experience creates a meaningful journey for the adult learner and this allows the individual to have control over their learning outcomes. Stephen Brookfield acknowledges the fact that learners exhibit similar characteristics with regard to their learning. Some of these characteristics are: that “adults display a distinctive motivation towards their learning; that they prize the incorporation of their experiences, and the critical analysis of these, into the curriculum; that they possess a methodological preference for self-directed modes of learning; that they exhibit distinctively adult modes of cognition and that they experience certain predictable emotional reactions when returning to learning”, Brookfield (2003).
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It is a huge job to support all teachers, so an administrator needs to have leadership teams that are well trained. Special education administration has become more demanding than ever. The country’s attention has been focused on improving the quality of education with administration carrying most of the burden. I think creative leadership that is of a high quality is important for reforming and restructuring education, and this cannot be done without values such as integrity, honesty, sincerity, and generosity.
Alpha Consulting Company is a company that improves the training and development process through analyzing the learning needs of the trainees and the systematic development of learning materials and products. The philosophy of Alpha Consulting is to design effective, meaningful training programs while improving the delivery of instruction. There are three aspects of the training that the company oversees, (1) instructional goals, (2) strategy and medium, and (3) the evaluation processes. The Alpha Consulting provides effective and efficient training programs for a range of clients, which includes everything from small businesses to industry giants. With these three key aspects, Alpha Consulting specializes in customized strategic plans that are designed to provide optimal learning outcomes.
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Adult educator comes from all walks of life with different views about learning and their learners. Adult educator can improve their methods by examining and reflecting on this belief. This paper will look into my philosophical position on adult education including my beliefs over the last nine years. My beliefs as an adult educator fall within the category of progressive and humanistic adult education which contributes to the values examined. I will be discussing Learning to learn; how a teacher belief and behaviour can influence the classroom; collaborative learning and opportunities for learning.
This new... ... middle of paper ... ...eat of a change we can hope for the best (Farber 335). Works Cited Vogel, Steven “Grades and Money” Dissent Fall 1997: 102-04 in Mary Lynch Kennedy and Haley M. Smith. Reading and writing tin the Academic Community. 2nd ed, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall 2001. 337-340.
A successful educator must be taught effective instructional strategies that convey content in a manner that students can understand. One can learn to be an effective teacher, and teaching skills can always be enhanced in a way that increases student learning. Professional development is a powerful tool for improving teachers’ instructional practices and raising student achievement, however it can only be beneficial when essential characteristics are present. Professional development must have a connection with everyday teaching practices and must relate to the curriculum and instructional challenges that teachers experience. The content delivered in PD sessions must be based on high expectations that clearly show how these skills would be used in the classroom, and should “use models that have been proven to make a difference for adult learning” (Mooney & Mausbach, 2008, p. 95).