Presentation on theme: "Who are adult learners?. Definitions, Settings, and contexts Baby boomers are aging Adult learners are over the age of 18 They are diverse--ranging from."— Presentation transcript:
Who are adult learners?
Definitions, Settings, and contexts Baby boomers are aging Adult learners are over the age of 18 They are diverse--ranging from those with significant higher education to those that have never graduated from high school
As more and more adults decide to make a career move and re-enter the educational environment, educators must have a firm understanding of who they are and what they want to accomplish As we grow older we may have to learn to do things that we never would have expected…life occurrences may create needs for new learning
Cardio training for older adults
The motivation factor Adult learners are volunteers Adults are motivated by community welfare, social relationships, and prestige They want to fulfill the expectations of others and comply with relevant instructions Some simply want more knowledge…they have inquiring minds
The control factor Adults have an innate need to have some mastery or control over their own lives They resent not being able to make choices They want to take an active, rather than passive role in their education
The experience factor Adult learners have already experienced a wide array of training, beginning at home, then in school, and then perhaps various jobs They tend to link new learning to what they already know They evaluate new ideas as they relate to their past experiences
The diversity factor Adult learners vary greatly from one another in terms of experiences and age Interactive dialogue facilitates increased solutions and options over simple private reflection
The aging factor The speed of learning tends to decrease with age, but the depth of learning increases Adult learners may experience barriers to learning, such as hearing or vision impairments
The goal factor Adults enter career education with a specific goal in mind They want to be able to apply what they have learned as soon as possible
Purpose To create a provider organization that will be able to provide rural health care of high quality, easy access, and competitive costs while operating under a heavily regulated rate environment
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