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Annotated Bibliography on Online Adult Learners

- Annotated Bibliography The journal article: Author(s) name(s): Shinkareva, O. N., & Benson, A. D. Year of publication: (2007) Title of the article: The relationship between adult students' instructional technology competency and self-directed learning ability in an online course. Name of the journal: Human Resource Development International. Journal Number and Issue Number: Vol. 10, No. 4. Article pages: 417- 435. DOI number: 10.1080/13678860701723737 (1) What is the article about....   [tags: technology, distance, student]

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Adult Education

- Adult Education Education is the most important activity that every human should be an active partaker. Education is an activity that is designed to bring about changes in the knowledge, skills, attitudes and perceptions of individuals, groups or communities. Adult learning does not occur in a vacuum. What one needs or wants to learn, what opportunities are available, the manner in which one learns-all are to a large extent determined by the society in which one lives. Whenever adults are asked about their learning, they most often mention education and training programs sponsored by the workplace, colleges and universities, public schools, and other formal organizations....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]

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Applying Adult Learning Theory

- Introduction The purpose of education is complicated and many educators formulate their own principles of education. The ideas of education for many years has stressed that the purpose of education is to develop individuals to become productive, good citizens, and function effectively in a democratic society. Campbell (2008) notes that the purpose of public education is to graduate good citizens who have the necessary skills demanded in the marketplace and to enjoy contemporary society....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Diet and Exercise are Necessary for the Adult Student

- An adult returning to school can be a rewarding time that offers wonderful results but often met with challenges that hinder the learning process. What factors can help an adult returning to their education. A healthy balance of diet and exercise with a few lifestyle changes and involving your family will make the learning process sublime. Changes in lifestyle will free time that is needed for studying. Adults need more time to learn new things as age increases, however, when adults can control the pace of learning, they can often effectively compensate for their lack of speed and learn new things successfully....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]

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Process of Learning

- There are many ways that children and adults learn but there are two processes of learning which have been of great debate for many years. Observational learning and cognitive learning have been theories which many great philosophers have been researching extensively. Both theories provide valid points and both can be applied to our world today. The question is do I believe in them and can they somehow be integrated. I believe that learning is observable yet I also recognize that there are many other factors to consider when discussing this issue....   [tags: Education Essays Observational Cognitive Learning]

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Personal Statement : An Adult Learning College

- Reflective Paper When I reached my mid-thirty 's, I began to feel like all of my ambitions were flushed down the drain. Feeling too old to go back to school, but too young to be taken seriously, I felt stuck in life with no place to go. Sure, I was a single mother of three with more activities in one day than most have in a week, but I still felt like something was absent in my life. One day I was sitting on the couch watching TV, and a commercial came on for an adult learning college . Right away I knew that I could take this leap into the unknown....   [tags: Customer service, Customer, Learning, College]

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My Career Path That Adult

- Passion for learning and helping other to learn have been with me through various stages of my personal and professional life. Continuing education is my lifestyle. Therefore, I chose a career path that adult is leaning as its heart. I am talking here about my role as training and development specialist in my organization who should facilitate learning and educational activities to help my colleagues perform their work better and progress in their career. However, there are a number of challenges assorted with my job as a trainer or educator dealing with adult learners, and I should be aware of the most common ones and think of the best strategies to deal with and get the desired learning re...   [tags: Education, Learning, Adult education, Knowledge]

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Integrating Learning Spaces On Adult Education

- Redesigning learning spaces trend would make a positive impact in adult education. I believe educator and designers should work together more to configure learning spaces to make education better. The benefits of renovated learning spaces have been recognized in various institutions. A study from the National Training Laboratories in 2000 found that about only 5% of information delivered through lectures was retained (HermanMiller, 2008). Compared to the 50% for discussion groups and 70% for practice by doing (HermanMiller, 2008)....   [tags: Education, Computer, Higher education, College]

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Adult Learners Are Becoming More Common

- Can adults make it in college. Adult learners are becoming more common. Colleges are more accepting of them. Adult students mean different things to some people. Some call them non-traditional. Others call them neo-traditional. Nontraditional includes adults who don’t have a high school diploma, single parents, married with children, working full time while enrolled, etc. No age is specified. Some consider adult learners as 25 and older, others as 35 and older. Some schools will accept students into the adult learner program if they are 21 or older....   [tags: Education, College, Educational stages, Learning]

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New Medical Technologies And Medications Has Increased The Length Of The Human Lifespan

- The availability of new medical technologies and medications has increased the length of the human lifespan creating the necessity of adapting to many changes throughout the years. There are many octogenarians and even older seniors living today who have witnessed many advances in technology: radio shows to flat screen, three dimensional TV, rotary phones to cell phones, and communication via the written letter to email and fax. The ability to function in this rapidly changing environment depends on many variables....   [tags: Learning, Cognition, A Great Way to Care, Adult]

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Being A Child As An Adult

- When you are a child, from the minute you are born, you began to learn. You are constantly learning how to grow up. From learning how to brush your teeth to learning how to drive, you are constantly learning. When you finally become an adult, you want to be sure that you are ready for the world that you have to face. You especially need to be ready emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. To be emotionally ready you need to be mature enough to experience some of the things you might experience as an adult....   [tags: Psychology, Learning, Intelligence, Education]

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Bandura 's Social Learning Theory

- Bandura 's Social Learning Theory Bandura 's Social learning theory is very strong theory and its well supported by research. The social learning theory has been around for decades and has been utilized by thousand of professionals to understand and explain human behavior in all types of environments to include school, home and, workplace settings. The theory itself posits that learning is a cognitive process and happens through observation and instructions. Hundreds of researchers have examined this theory and haven’t been able to successfully discredit it....   [tags: Psychology, Behavior, Learning, Scientific method]

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A Child Learning Ride Bike Bicycle

- By learning, an individual understands a certain skill or task or they simply monitor and watch another individual to see how something is done. For example, growing up one might remember learning to ride a bike, learning to read in class, or even learning to cook whether it was by using an Easy Bake oven or using the oven in his/her home. In all of the aforementioned scenarios, an individual started off not knowing how to do something and over time they “learned” to do whatever that something was and now they have a clear understanding and can master that obstacle....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology, Learning]

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Andragogy: The Cornerstone of Adult Education

- ... Tests were ran much like testing older adults vs. younger adults and the result of this particular test was that in fact younger adults did learn better than the elder. This test came to be insufficient due to the older adults not attaining the same type of education as the younger adults. The gap in age difference and new material learned deemed the test irrelevant. The intelligence tests developed right around the same time as we saw before younger adults did better than older adults and students did better than the younger adults....   [tags: learning, individualism, style]

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Instruction And Precision Teaching Learning Skills

- After learning about both Direct Instruction and Precision Teaching I wish all of my schooling had taught using these methods. Just using some of the principles of each method in PSY 3517 I can tell if it was used in my early math schooling I would be much better than I am today. Even the skills I feel I am strong in, such as reading and writing, I wonder how much better I would be if I were taught with these methods in my early schooling. One of the things I enjoy about Direct Instruction is that its goal is to teach generalized skills and more in les time....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Learning, School]

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Learning Time Management Skills Are Essential

- Do you find yourself rushing to get things done everyday. Constantly rushing to meet your deadlines, and always feeling overwhelmed with all that you have to do in life. Maybe you have poor time management skills. With all the stress and hustle of normal everyday life the adult learner has to throw in time to study, and complete homework. Having poor time management skills will have you rushing to meet the deadline ( Chambers. 2015). Your essays will lack the effort and you will make simple mistakes....   [tags: Management, Learning, Leadership, Time management]

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Adult Learners Learn Differently Than Children

- Adult learners learn differently than children. There is a belief that fulfilled learning is best as a social action; while educating is a conscious demonstration. In order for instructors to be effective, they have to support the purposeful display of instructing. It is vital to have an establishment of theories that help the adult learner. Understanding these speculations will help you to be better prepared and more cognizant in your instructing. There is no single theory that can help with the understanding of adult learning....   [tags: Psychology, Behaviorism, Learning]

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Informal and Incidental Learning

- Informal and Incidental Learning Formal learning is a recognized process of study reworded with certificate or a form of special recognition by specific institution. Formal learning is based in the classroom, usually the institution sponsors this type of learning and it has structured forms. Informal learning includes incidental learning, different locations than classroom such as work place institution, and not highly structured. The learners control their own study progress and they deicide how much they want to learn....   [tags: Learning ]

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The Importance Of Motivation And Competition On Learning

- As described by the Oxford English Dictionary, the term “learning” can be defined as “The acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience or being taught.” I believe that learning and going to school is vital, but it seems that everyone has a different philosophy for learning. Even though there are three main ways to learn, there are a variety of particular methods to incorporate learning under those three broad categories. I have always enjoyed learning and I am able to learn by studying, experiencing things for myself, and being taught how to do things....   [tags: Learning, Study skills, Education, Knowledge]

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Online Learning Vs. Traditional Classroom

- It is a fact that the rate of success in an online learning environment is lower than that of a traditional classroom, yet the number of students that participate in online studies are increasing each year. We are living in an era of growing innovation and new technology where most colleges and universities are offering online courses. This new distance education is now widely accepted by many higher education institutions and very much appreciated by many students whose daily schedules are not suitable for traditional classroom courses....   [tags: Higher education, College, Adult education]

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A Study On Teaching And Learning Concept

- Teaching/Learning Concept There is some debate about whether great teachers are born or made. Parker Palmer believed that it is “the human heart… [not] technique”, which is the source of a good teacher (Penn, 2008, p. 22). Contrarily, a study done by Dr. Sean Ruday & Dr. Peter Wiens for the journal Issues in Teacher Education, found that specific innate personality traits were not necessary to be a good teacher, rather engaging and relevant work and structure and organization (Longwood University, 2014)....   [tags: Education, Learning, Teacher, School]

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Adult Education Philosophy : My Philosophy

- Adult Education Philosophy: My Philosophy The learning process for adults is never ending and can be very challenging. As an adult educator, teaching adult learners you will face many challenges in the learning process. It is our responsibility to keep the learners engaged, and to help them to realize their full learning potential. In the NAVY, initially our technical rate training utilized more of the Behaviorist learning theory. As learners our teachers were focused on changing our behaviors and modifying them from the civilian way of thinking to building a solid military foundation from which to build upon....   [tags: Psychology, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Education]

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Malcolm Knowles 's Theory Of Adult Learning

- One theorist that is relevant to this study is Malcolm Knowles’s theory of adult learning. Though Malcom Knowles may not be the first one to introduce adult learning, he was the one that introduced andragogy in North America. (McEwen and Wills 2014). Andragogy means adult learning. The core concept of Knowles’s Adult learning theory is to create a learning environment or awareness for adults to understand why they learn .Knowles developed six main assumptions of adult learners. Those assumptions are the need to know, self- concept, experience, readiness to learn, orientation to learning and motivation....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Problem solving, Psychology]

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Young Adult Parenthood

- Generations these days believe that parenthood is based on only having children without considering that this stage in life is more complex than what we tend to believe. Most new parents are not financially stable and once faced with the situation of being a parent, they realize that the stress of not being able to provide the basic necessities can be unbearable. Being a successful parent is a learning process, there must be an awareness that mistakes will be made. There must be compromises made by both parents thus not to confuse the child, especially when both parents have different religious beliefs....   [tags: Parenting]

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Bandura 's Theory Of Cognitive Learning

- There are different types of cognitive learning, in which each person has made their contributions to the human learning theories. Each theorist has made some great points to find the human understanding and how it shapes a person in learning and the cognition. Albert Bandura was one of those theorist in which he believed that our behavior is learning by observing others. One of Bandura’s theory was the Bobo doll study (Bandura, 1977). Bandura’s Contributions Banduras research became a part of the cognitive revolution in psychology (Bandura, 1977)....   [tags: Psychology, Theory, Learning]

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Adult Learners

- As an educator, it is my role to teach as well as learn. The role of a teacher allows me to experience both Andragogy and Pedagogy. “Andragogy” is “the art and science of helping adults learn "where as “Pedagogy is the art and science of teaching children” (Knowles, 1984, p. 13). In my profession, it is a daily task to teach concepts to children. Children are generally, teacher directed learners meaning, they are always looking to the teacher to guide them in their learning. They seek out answers and need direction to what they will be learning and what activities are provided to solidify the learning concept....   [tags: Feedback, Life Experiences]

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Managing Time as an Adult Learner

- Managing Time as an Adult Learner For most adult learners, it is always a struggle to find the time to sit down and do their day-to-day life work on top of schooling whether it is online or in the classroom. In the following paper, people will be able to see steps that can be taken to help plan out time to do things for class and day to day and get them completed. There will be knowledgeable information on how adult learners can manage time with school and day-to-day living. One of the biggest things that was found during research was that it is best to have a calendar or monthly printed calendar marking when things are due....   [tags: education, planning]

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The Social Cognitive Learning Theory

- The social cognitive learning theory focuses on learning in a social setting. Observing the behavior of others develops individual philosophy, proficiency, policy, and procedures. By observing proper conduct modeled by others, individuals apply personal principles to their actions in an effort to achieve desired results (Schunk, 1996, p. 102). Applying the social cognitive learning theory to my personal beliefs requires me to reflect upon the many mentors, leaders, peers, and family members whose conduct inspired me to be who I am....   [tags: Psychology, Learning, Social cognitive theory]

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Engaging the Adult Learner

- Another method that can be used is the Conference method. The Conference method requires a larger group of people to be fully effective. When using this method the teacher/facilitator will start the discussion with a leading question and let the students take charge from there. Although the teacher will not completely be in charge he/she will still try to keep the discussion on track and controlled. The students will focus on a specific topic, and everyone should be engaging with their personnel experiences, ideas, and opinions....   [tags: adult learning, instruction]

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Analytical Learning And Pedagogy Learning

- There is quite a big difference between, analytical learning and pedagogy learning. First I will start with the short definition of the two. Pedagogy-embodies teacher-focused education and is the art and science of educating a child, in other words it is the teacher assumption responsibility for making all the decisions about what, when, and how the student learns. The name itself is the Greek word for child.(pg, 8) Analytical- is the art and science of helping adults learn. Analytical was a term introduced by Knowls (1980) he believed adults learn differently than children.(pg, 9) The pedagogy dates back to Plato....   [tags: Knowledge, Learning, Education]

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The Difficulties Of Adult Learners

- In my research, I found several articles about the difficulties of adult learners in the college setting. The research that intrigued me the most is Irving Buchen’s prospective of the adult learner in a non-traditional learning format, and what initiatives universities and colleges need to take to prevent the withdrawal rate of adult students. Adult students are bound to experience issues in everyday life that could easily discourage success, but certain initiatives taken by administration and other faculty of the colleges/universities could prevent retention and discouragement altogether....   [tags: University, Education, College, Student]

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The Transformative Learning Theory : Connections With Christian Adult Education

- “Transformative Learning Theory: Connections with Christian Adult Education”. In this article, Ellen L. Marmon is expressing a new visionary idea of how to apply the Transformative Learning Theory, but working with adults. The main focus is the Christian Education and even though there are different ways to transmit information, she truly believes that an effective one is teaching grown-ups and not just having a learning process during the childhood and teenage years, as the majority usually think....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Adult, Machine learning]

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Essay About Childhood And Adulthood

- Childhood and Adulthood are similar in learning, making their own decisions, and having goals in life. Childhood is the stage of being a child, obeying to their parents, still living with your family and growing up. Adulthood is when we are grown up by getting a job, learn lessons, moving away from their parents, getting married, and having kids. Childhood and Adulthood are both equally in learning by how each knowledge education helped them reach their goal. The personality that they experience is related to social skills in school determine success as adults that decades later....   [tags: Learning, Adult, Education, Psychology, Skill]

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Managing Time as an Adult Learner

- INTRODUCTION Managing time as an adult learner is by far harder than it sounds. Today’s life including work, house chores, cooking, family time and college is a stressful situation. As numerous findings, researches, there are a grand variety of tips and strategies that can help us as an adult. As we evaluate, prioritize, separate time for the mentioned above we will be able to sharpen study skills and achieve ultimate goals. Can we manage time as an adult learner with so much responsibilities. MANAGING TIME AS AN ADULT LEARNER Managing time as an adult learner can be one of the hardest situation you will encounter in your life, if of course you did not attend college when you were supposed...   [tags: Time Management for Students]

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Returning Adult Student

- This essay is a reflection on identifying, discussing and applying useful resources available to me as a returning adult student to help me perform and succeed in an online academic environment. There are three key areas of impact: stress, time management and wellness and throughout the essay I will reference two great articles on adult learning, my decision to join the gym and my results from the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory.5 By looking at stress, time management and wellness along with having candid feedback from my professor, helpful guidelines and support I will reflect on having resources on hand as an adult online student....   [tags: stress, time management, wellness, education]

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The Art of Collaborative Learning

- As young adults in college we learn many tools that we will use and take back out into the world. Among these tools, the most important is independence. Independence means losing the training wheels that mentors have given students, and using the information they have provided them to create a life. Mentors guide college students into becoming the adults they will be one day. Even though students may not be independent while they are receiving help from mentors, mentors give the students the ability and confidence to eventually be on their own....   [tags: Critical Thinking, Collaborated Learning]

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Adult Learning Theory: Andragogy

- When discussing the adult learning theory, andragogy is the best model for higher learning in adult education. Andragogy comes from the Greek word aner which means man and agogus which means leading (Knowles, 1980). The full translation means learning of adults. Andragogy was first used in the 1800s by a German teacher named Alex Kapp (Wang, 2011). It would not be until the late 1960s that a professor by the name of Malcolm S. Knowles would introduce andragogy to North America in a published article....   [tags: Education]

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Online Learning and Adult Learner

- Online Learning and Adult Learner Adults are taking a more preferred method of education by taking online classes versus face-to-face traditional classes, which to most is a more affordable means. The balance of family and work is a very important factor when adding college courses to your daily routine. Many challenges stand before the adult learner such as time management, finding correct school, reliable computer and internet, and budget to take classes. What about the instructors are the trained....   [tags: education method, online courses]

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Adult Learning and Work

- Introduction and Discussion of the Problem Adults in the workplace have educational needs and challenges. Today’s workplace requires not only technical ability, but also the ability to think critically to make decisions and solve problems. Some team members come to the job with a natural ability to thrive in this environment while others seem to struggle. (Jozwiak, 2004) The literature suggests that these skills can be taught or enhanced particularly if learner can see the value these skills can have in finding answers to their personal challenges, needs and desires....   [tags: Workplace, Educational Needs, Challenges]

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Preschoolers: Learning Capabilities Analysis

- Problem solving. Within society, people are constantly solving problems whether it’s simple or complex; and young preschooler are not exempted. Thought their problems during this time may seem mediocre to adults but children do have this issue and are exceptionally better at solving these problem because of their willingness. Children can be taught problem-solving skills during the regular course of each day through modeling, coaching and adult assistance. Before beginning a problem-solving process, it is important for the child to know that there is a problem....   [tags: problem solving, social learning, preschoolers]

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The Learning Process: Working with Adult Learners

- ... Older learners suffer from memory decline especially after forty where it is hard to acquire and learn, organize new material. Decline in memory worsens with aging and a repetition becomes a necessity to acquire the knowledge. It is important to understand the learners` intelligence as it is "The first is the framing of more holistic conceptions of adult intelligence that are grounded in the real lives of adults of all colors, races, and ethnic backgrounds”( Merriam and Cafferella, 1999). It is important to look at the learner`s mind and the contextual interaction learning environment.Additionally, Internal and external factors contribute to the intellectual capabilities, “"This is espe...   [tags: methodologies and tools]

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The Adult Learning Theories Essay

- ADE 6670 Adult Learning and Development, 15/T5, Dr. Joseph Reynolds The Adult Learning Theories Essay assignment provides information on how learning takes place throughout different stages in life. The topic begin with how learning take place in humans, how one develops throughout various stages in life, the learning process, and blending adult learning and development experiences. The course content requires mastery because learning never ends once it begins at birth. The importance of knowing what is learned in each stage of life builds upon what is already learned which will lead to the next stage of development....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Learning, Intelligence]

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Adult Learning: Andragogy Reflections

- ... The regional director always made the presentation. After that, she shared sales reports for the week, the month, and year-to date with the sales team, which was a diverse group composed of about sixty agents ranging in age from mid-30’s to late-60’s. She praised top sellers and exposed those with low sales. She carefully reiterated expectations and talked about consequences of not meeting those expectations. She developed sales methods and trained everyone on the same methods, providing scripts as she thought appropriate and warning that there would be no deviations from those scripts....   [tags: traditional and non-traditional learning]

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Adult Learning is Different from Traditional Learning

- ... Andragogy Reflection Self-directing “Independence, the ability to make choices and critical judgments, and the capacity to articulate the norms and limits of a learning society” describe an autonomous learner (Merriam, Caffarella, & Baumgartner, 2007, p. 122). 95% of the adult learners that attend the mandatory First Training have worked in the hospital setting for over a year or longer. Most feel as if the training is telling them how to treat their patients using scripts rather than being themselves and being sincere to their patients....   [tags: self-directing, self-motivated]

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Online Learning Vs Traditional Learning

- 77% of educators believe that online learning is just as good as Traditional learning, if not better. Nearly 70% of students claim online instructors to be as good as or better than in traditional classroom settings. 26% of online students prefer to learn online than in a classroom (Online Learning vs Traditional Learning. 2016). There are many advantages and disadvantages to traditional and online learning. Traditional learning provides students with immediate feedback from the instructor, more teacher/student interaction, and provides the chance to socially engaging with peers....   [tags: Learning, Education, Management, Skill]

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Application Of The Adult Learning Model

- My transition from homeschool to West Point has been difficult. In homeschool, I never attended classes, submitted graded assignments, met with instructors, or even took tests. As a result, I spent this semester acclimating to the academics at West Point and accruing the necessary study habits to become a successful student. While some colleagues struggled with these and similar obstacles, I possessed one skill that most of them did not. Throughout high school, the nature of my education required me to take initiative and self-direct my own learning....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Learning, High school]

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Andragogy: Creating a Better Understanding of Adult Learning

- A Reflection and Redesign of Psychology As a parent, one will sit in the car and teach their child the “ABC Song” in hope to learn how to say the alphabet. Do adult learn by the same behavior, or are the learning patterns different from a child. Andragogy means “the art and science of helping adults learn” (Merriam, Caffarella, & Baumgartner, 2007). There are many frameworks that help adult learn, education on the internet, education on tape, and books that can help teach adults the importance that will make them successful....   [tags: psychology, motivation, education]

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The Primary Assumptions Of Knowles ' Andragogical Model

- Unfair Results of Andragogy Andragogy has been defined as “any intentional and professionally guided activity that aims at a change in adult persons” (Knowles, Holton, & Swanson, 2005, p. 60). In the mid-twentieth century, researchers like Bruner, Gibb, Miller, Overstreet, Savicevic—and most notably Knowles—began to use the concept to explore “the art and science of how adults learn” (Knowles et al., 2005, p. 61). The primary assumptions of Knowles’ andragogical model are: 1. “Adults need to know why they need to learn something before they learn it.” 2....   [tags: Learning, Educational psychology, Adult education]

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The Education Of Adult Learning

- Adult Learning Educations a key component to the development of mankind; however, there is a distinct difference in the education of adults versus the education of children. It is not practical to assume a learning style used for a kindergartener would be applicable for an adult business person. In fact, pedagogy, or the science of learning, can help explain the constructs required to teach and learn in life and the classroom. Understanding the class of learners and the distinct backgrounds they may have is critical to effective teaching (Kelly, 2006)....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology, Andragogy]

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Adult Learning Experience

- I have in all my undergraduate study been told what to do as student. All the information, tasks and assignment were delivered and dictated by the teachers in charge of the subject or the modules, and as students I had to follow the instruction giving, however, since I came to Cardiff university to do my master degree on health care science, the attitudes of the teachers and the way the modules structured which was different form the way I used to and had influence (presage) in my view the way we teach our Operating Department Practitioners ODPs and students nurses coming to the operating theatre for their post qualification internal ship and hoping that I will introduce a change in order to...   [tags: Reflection]

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Adult Learning Environment

- Adult Learning Environment It is important to understand that not everyone entering college is ready for the experience. Although colleges and high schools are having conversations on how to address the problem as it relates to high school graduates being unable to test into college level courses, it is merely conversations (Remedial Education: The Skeleton in the Closet of Higher Ed). Each entity continues to play the blame game instead of sharing the accountability, politicians intercede and cause more dissention among them, teachers in school districts are forced to teach to standardized tests, college professors are frustrated with the lack of skills entering freshmen have, yet the reali...   [tags: Entering College, Program]

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Adult Education : Teaching Programs

- Many more adults are returning back to school in order to pursuit a degree or to resume with their unfinished studies. Whichever the case may be, adult education has become more popular now days than it was 20 or 30 years ago and as the result many more schools are creating programs that focus more on andragogy (adult education) teaching programs. In which the adult student can learn by applying some of the most important principals of adult learning, making the learning experience more enjoyable, practical and convenient to the student....   [tags: Learning, Education, Psychology, Skill]

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Job Dissatisfaction And Learning Theories

- The discussion board topic I’ve chosen is Job Dissatisfaction and Learning Theories as I’ve had experienced recently in my own professional work. I’ve been in my current job for five years. I was grateful when I got this job because I was out of work for over seven months. It was especially difficult financially because I had two children who were dependent on me. I was trying desperately to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. When I was hired by my current company I made a conscious decision to do a great job and not get involved with any of the office politics and gossip....   [tags: Behaviorism, Operant conditioning, Learning]

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Andragogy Reflection: Malcom Knowles

- Andragogy Personal Reflection Introduction Malcolm Knowles introduced the term andragogy to the field of educational research in 1968, and he ultimately identified six underlying assumptions about adult learners (Merriam, Caffarella, and Baumgartner, 2007, p. 84). While it may seem obvious now that adult learners have different needs and motivations, it had not been previously delineated or identified as such. The phrase ‘non-traditional student’ has long been used to describe adults who return to an educational setting after they have been out of high school for a few, or many years....   [tags: non traditional student, adult learning]

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Interview With an Adult Learner

- In my interview I had the pleasure of conversing with an individual that was not only an adult learner but now also operates as an adjunct professor for adult learners at a university. Some might not realize the parallels of adult learners and yet still there are vast differences that impact both. It was refreshing to find an individual that was able to succeed as a professional, a student and most recently a professor at the same time. My goal is to introduce you my amazing interviewee and paint a vivid picture of his journey, his growth and through his challenges along the way....   [tags: Adult Learner Interview Paper]

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Growing Up I Had Parental Support, A Great School And A Drive For Learning

- Q1. Growing up I had parental support, a great school and a drive for learning. I always made good grades and never really struggled throughout my school career. It never crossed my mind the reality that some children and adults didn’t have those same opportunities or outcomes as I did. For the last 4 years I have worked in the nonprofit sector. My most recent position I worked at Literacy Mid-South in Memphis, TN. We provided tutors for adults who read at a sixth grade reading level or below. We also worked with area education non-profits providing resources, sustainability training, and a collaborative venue to talk about trends and best practices....   [tags: Education, Learning, School, College]

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A Research Study On Observational Learning

- The research Albert Bandura did on observational learning, specifically in reference to the Bobo doll experiment, might be translated into parental advice in the form of a few cautions. For young children up to age three, observed negative consequences, such as reprimands or punishment decreased the likelihood that modeled behavior would be emulated (Cherry). This means as a parent if you observe behavior, in other individuals or children who are associating with your child, that is negative you should make it clear that type of behavior is unacceptable so that your child will be less likely to imitate that disapproved behavior....   [tags: Aggression, Violence, Observational learning]

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Transfer Of Learning Pl Malcolm Knowles Model For Learning Transfer

- Transfer of Learning Plan This was taken directly from our Group I Project This program utilizes the Malcolm Knowles model for learning transfer. Knowles envisioned learning as active and that the goal was to replicate as closely as possible the environment within the skill or knowledge will be applied. As detailed by Foley and Kaiser (2013), this type of learning transfer is active and utilizes role play and fictional scenarios in order to replicate where in the real world this information will be applied (p....   [tags: Learning, Educational psychology, Knowledge]

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Implementing A Personalized Learning Environment

- In alignment with our foundational elements of “Student success is driven by ownership and support” and “Frequent, purposeful data analysis is aligned to outcomes”, Aurum Prep is fervently committed to providing an educational environment in which students have agency and ownership. Our vision for successfully implementing a personalized learning environment that increases student agency and competency based mastery draws heavily from school models such as Summit Public Schools and proven research....   [tags: Education, Learning, Teacher, Pedagogy]

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Adult Learning: Malcolm Knowles

- ... Self-Directing “As a person matures, he or she moves from dependency to self-directedness” (Knowles, 1984). Adult learners need instructors to give them explicit directions on what to do, how to do it, and when. Instructors are treated as experts who know what the adult learner needs to do, or they passively slide through the educational system, responding mainly to instructors who “make” them learn. When establishing a learner-centered learning environment, the instructor could have prepared a lively syllabus with time to discuss and any additional details the adult learners from a previous class could have left letters or notebooks for incoming adult learners....   [tags: personal experience, education process]

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National Certificate Of Adult Education And Training ( Levl5 )

- Southern Institute of Technology National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Levl5) – US7091 Assignment 1 Values: Values or core values are the fundamental beliefs or the guiding rules that dictate behavior and action., I take my personal core values as decision guidelines that keep me persistent and concentrated in my daily decision-making, and out of trouble. Here are some of my primary values that I strive to survive by: • Honesty: is always the best policy and that trust has to be brought in....   [tags: Education, Psychology, Culture]

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Different Methods Of Teaching For Adult Learners

- Education Paradigm Shift In the case of “Faculty Empowerment and the Changing University”(pgW-119), the discussion covers two examples of teaching, both which exhibit a traditional classroom approach and the other more increasing online course which has been climbing in schools globally. The case attempts to explain different methods of teaching for adult learners who have grown in numbers over the years as well as the new approaches to schedules for classes for the adult learner. Because the education field has become a more business type model, it has forced many colleges and adult learning schools to standardize their form of teaching....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, History of education]

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Understanding Adult Learning

- There are many ways that people learn. The reasons for learning can come in a variety of ways. Physiological breakthroughs have brought new meaning to the way that the human brain receives and uses information. The information is used in a variety of ways throughout life for individual success and overall success. All information received in any form is part of the learning process. The adult learner is someone who wants to know specific information for a purpose. How a person learns to get to where they want to be comes in a variety of ways....   [tags: Knowledge Management ]

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Applicantion for Doctoral Program at University of Calgary

- I always believe that every researcher should be equipped with the best of the knowledge that is available. The doctoral program in University of Calgary will provide me with an opportunity to learn more about adult education and prepare me to be a senior level educator and researcher. That is why I am applying to the Ph.D. program in Educational Studies in Adult Learning, in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. I am very motivated to commit myself to academic pursuits in the field of educational studies; particularly, I am planning to do quality research on educational issues within adult education and adult learning contexts....   [tags: education, researcher, adult, learning]

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Holistic Learning Strategies And Evidence Based Training Methods

- Holistic Learning Strategies and Evidence-Based Training Methods By Mr. Nelson Mitchell, MICCC Training Specialist The Army has looked for creative and innovative means to facilitate training and education of Soldiers throughout the years. In the 1940s, the Army studied the effects of film-based learning. In the 1970s, we had the introduction of functional context learning theory, which supports our “train as you fight” mentality. More recently, TRADOC Pam 525-8-2, The Army Learning Concept for 2015, identified 21st Century Soldier Competencies we must improve upon to educate and train agile, adaptive, and competent Soldiers....   [tags: Learning, Education, United States Army]

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Individual Education Plans: Learning Disabilities

- “She’d done some tests, and she had determined that I was never going to be able to function as an adult in any meaningful way. Never graduate from high school, never even go to high school, never work or have a job or be married or have kids or any of the things you dream about. She told my parents they needed to put me in an institution in Maryland, where she had already reserved a spot for me.” – Quinn Bradlee, A Different Life Though Quinn’s case may sound extreme, it is not far from what many parents and children face on a daily basis as more and more students are labeled as “Learning Disabled.” In an era when Autism and Attention Deficit Disorders are being diagnosed in epic proport...   [tags: autism, learning disabled, attention deficit]

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Students Should Select A College Or University Based On The Learning Delivery Method

- Students should select a college or university based on the learning delivery method that best fits their learning style and meets their needs. While there’s no significant difference in the effectiveness of learning online versus learning in a traditional classroom (Hauck, 2006) there are differences in how information is conveyed that impacts the delivery method students may prefer. Traditional classrooms typically use a pedagogical approach to teaching students, which is teacher/instructor centric (Bethel University, n.d.)....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology, Adult education]

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Online Learning Vs Traditional Classroom Learning

- Online learning differs from traditional classroom learning in many ways. There are the obvious differences of the physical location in which each occurs, and how classes are attended. There are also differences that may not be quite so apparent. In traditional classroom learning, students attend a class at a specific time, in a specific location. There are many details that students do not have a say in, such as what time the class is offered, which day(s) it meets, where it meets, etc. This forces a student to work their schedule around when the college offers the courses required to complete their degree....   [tags: Learning, Skill, Motivation, The Work]

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Evaluation Of Teaching And Learning Strategies

- Evaluation of teaching and learning strategies with highly developed reflections on teaching strategies in enabling students to make progress Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of a lesson is a very important part of evaluating lessons when trying to achieve high quality teaching and learning. This should occur not only in Spanish lessons but in every subject mentioned in the 2013 National Curriculum. The Education Training Inspectorate (2012) state that teachers should evaluate their own work in order to ensure that they are providing the best possible outcomes by pupils in their care....   [tags: Teacher, Learning, Teaching, Pedagogy]

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Adult Students And Higher Education

- Being a nontraditional student, in a traditional college, has many obstacles. In the essay “Adult Students in Higher Education: A Portrait of Transitions,” Carlette Hardin addresses significant increases in adults, over age twenty-five, attending college. Hardin (2008) goes further and posits “[forty-three] percent of all students in higher education [during] 1997 were age twenty-five or older.” Essentially, almost half of the student population consisted adult learners. Many adult students frequently adapt to college environments geared towards traditional-aged students, but often it ends with “insurmountable” failure....   [tags: Education, University, Non-traditional student]

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Adult Learning Scale And Philosophy Of Adult Education

- A Principles of Adult Learning Scale and Philosophy of Adult Education Inventory are two assessments that helps you understand your strengths and weaknesses as a leaner. Your scores from both assessments helps you gravitate towards which educational philosophy that best suits you. Before taking the assessments I had no idea that there were different teaching styles. There are five different philosophy categories of Adult Education. The five philosophies of adult education are Liberal Adult Education, Behavior Adult Education, Progressive Adult Education, Humanistic Adult Education and Radical Adult Education....   [tags: Psychology, Learning, Education]

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What Does It Mean to be an Adult?

- ... 2007,G p.5) Learning is acquiring new information gained from life experiences, reading to inform yourself and personal relationships. It differs from Adult Education because it is informal. For example, if one would like to live a healthier life style and obtain information on good nutrition by reading a self-help book, this is adult learning. If one attends a nutritional class with a nutritionist as an instructor, this is a form of adult education. Adults are lifelong learners because learning is an on-going process....   [tags: stability, responsible, education]

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Adult Education : The World Of Knowledge And Technology Changes

- As the world of knowledge and technology changes at rapid pace, adults have a choice to keep up with the changes by improving their knowledge and skills or to remain stagnate in their learning and become obsolete (Billington, 2007). Adult higher education students over the age of twenty-five account for 44 percent of the student body population (Altbach, Berdahl, & Gumport, 2005, p. 320). In other words, adult education has become a booming business. Adult students account for nearly half of today’s student body in higher education (Altbach et al., 2005)....   [tags: Educational psychology, Education, Learning]

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What Are Essential Qualities Of An Adult?

- When I see the question "what are the essential qualities of an adult?". Many ideal qualities such as fortitude, responsibility, empathy, and integrity pop up in my mind. However, not everybody will become one of those people who carry these "ideal qualities". There are many factors that will affect a person when they change from an adolescent to an adult. People may have different views on what it means to be an "adult" due to different cultural backgrounds and daily life influences. Nevertheless, in my opinion, the qualities that are essential in order for someone to qualify as an adult include financial stability, marriage, and mental maturity....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Adult, Husband]

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Adult Education and Adult Learning Analysis

- It is my conviction that the noble profession of instructing teachers is the greatest, most powerful contributor to nation building. Teachers, within the school system, have the responsibility of imparting knowledge, acting as agents of socialization, creating responsible, productive members of society and guiding students towards the achievement of their goals. It is, therefore, important that great emphasis be placed on training teachers, since in education teachers are viewed as significant contributors to the quality of students produced....   [tags: Andragogy, adult instructor, school system]

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The Handbook Of Transformative Learning

- Edward W. Tayor and Patrica Cranton 's textbook: The Handbook of Transformative learning, Research and Practice contains an amalgamation of theories that has been amassed by an ecumenical panel of scholar over the years. In Chapter 1, the writers lay out a vast array of theories and reflect on assumptions that are perceived by way of personal experiences and early learned social behavior. Transformative learning therefore is a fluid process that examines, challenges, questions and later revises perceptions....   [tags: Psychology, Learning, Machine learning, Knowledge]

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The Is A Learning Institution

- “A magical place where it is rumored that learning takes place, a beautiful land in which beer flows in amber currents next to a golden pasture, but more precisely, a Shangri-La rite of passage into adulthood which involves rampant consumption of alcoholic beverages, and a general and fundamental disregard for any form of responsibility by its habitants,” a definition by Urban Dictionary is describing what today’s young adult society thinks about, when they hear the word college. Now college is a learning institution to help students to be able to pursue a degree in their future line of work and to help them to succeed in life, but what happens outside of the classroom can be a learning expe...   [tags: Alcoholism, Drinking culture, Week-day names]

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Should Service Learning Be Beneficial?

- Summary Service Learning entails a different kind of learning as it prepares you to get a feel of what the real world is like. Studies show Service Learning to be very successful with students as it involves them reflecting and bringing forward their own knowledge when engaging in the community. As students are forced to reflect on what they’ve been taught and applying this knowledge, it has lead to greater success in comparison to a student who takes notes while listening to a prof who speaks for a solid 2-3hrs being less effective....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Education, Walk This Way]

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Characteristics of Adult Learning

- The saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, could be a bad assumption about adult learning. Learning new trades or skills should be a live long process for all adults. The idea of learning from Marcia Connor‘s perspective, on How Adults Learn, states “we learn from everything the mind perceives (at any age). Our brains build and strengthen neural pathways no matter where we are, no matter what the subject or the context” (Connor pg. 2). Andragogy, the theory of adult learning, has become a widely studied subject by educational psychologists....   [tags: adult Education, teaching]

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Lifelong Learning And Adult Education

- Lifelong learning and adult education is not just a trend, it is something that has the potential to lower our nation’s health care costs and prolong the quality of life for each and every one of us. In relatively wealthy countries, individuals who have stayed in formal education for longer, and who have gained higher qualifications tend to enjoy better mental and physiological health than their less well-educated counter-parts. (e.g. Burnette & Mui, 1994; Montgomery & Schoon, 1997; Vega Deinstmaier et al., 1999) Education has always been something that we did for ourselves to improve our lives personally as well as the society we are a part of....   [tags: Education, Old age, Learning, Gerontology]

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