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Program Objectives: (1 of 2) Objectives
 To know the characteristics, needs, and styles of the adult learner.  Identify your own style of learning and communicating.  To know what to expect from adult learners.  To know how adults compare to children.

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Program Objectives: (2 of 2) Objectives
 To know tools/methods to foster adult learning.  How to motivate adult learners.  Understand and create the optimal conditions and environment for adult learning.  To understand how adult learning leads to organizational success.
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A Challenge: Challenge
Please write a one sentence definition of “Adult Learners”

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Definition: Definition

By definition of an adult is someone who has achieved the self concept of being responsible for their own life.

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Andragogy vs. Pedagogy: (1 of 5) Pedagogy
 Whoever adults are, they need to be taught by methods which acknowledge and respect the fact that they are adults and not children.

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Andragogy vs. Pedagogy: (2 of 5) Pedagogy
 This is known as andragogy and contrasts with pedagogy, the teaching of children (including undergraduates ages 18-22).  Pedagogy is teacher-centered and subject-centered, while andragogy is student-centered.

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Andragogy vs. Pedagogy: (3 of 5)
What Is Andragogy?
 Andragogy consists of learning strategies focused on teaching adults.  It is often interpreted as the process of engaging adult learners in the structure of the learning experience.

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Andragogy vs. Pedagogy: (4 of 5) Pedagogy
Theory of Adult Education
 The term Andragogy was originally used by Alexander Kapp (a German educator) in 1833, and was developed into a theory of adult education by the American educator, Malcolm Knowles.

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Andragogy vs. Pedagogy: (5 of 5) Pedagogy
Theory of Adult Education
 Knowles stated that andragogy (Greek meaning: "man-leading") should be distinguished from the more commonly used pedagogy (Greek meaning: "child-leading").

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More On Androgogy . . .
Andragogy has been used by some to allow a discussion of the difference between self directed education and taught education. So based on your knowledge, describe in simple terms the similarities and differences between andragogy and pedagogy in relation to instructional design and development?
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Malcolm Knowles: (2 of 2) Knowles
Theory of Adult Education
Knowles' theory can be stated as four simple postulates:  Adults are most interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their job or personal life. Adult learning is problem-centered rather than content-oriented (Orientation to learning).
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Malcolm Knowles: (2 of 2) Knowles
Theory of Adult Education
Knowles' theory can be stated as four simple postulates:  Adults are most interested in learning subjects that have immediate relevance to their job or personal life. Adult learning is problem-centered rather than content-oriented (Orientation to learning).
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About This Product: Product
To download this entire “Training for Trainers: Adult Learners” PowerPoint presentation visit: ReadySetPresent.com
109 slides include: 10 slides on theories of adult learning, 10 slides on adult learners, 12 slides on the four adult learning styles and 10 slides on designing and developing an adult learning program. You will find 12 slides with tips for instruction, 10 slides with strategies for learning, 15 slides on motivating adults, 20 slides on using technology with adult learning, plus goals for both the learner and educator, and much more.

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