Adult learning and effective strategies for retaining information

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1. Information Retention

1.1. How do adult students retain information?

1.1.1. Instruction that appeals to all three types of learners will retain the most information

1.1.2. Giving a presentation over a topic will encompass all three learning styles, thus retaining the most information.

1.1.3. Edgar Dale's Cone of Learning states that students remember 90% of what they say and do

1.2. What is considered learning, how is it measured?

1.2.1. Behavioral modification through an experience or conditioning

1.2.2. One has truly learned something new, when they are able to fully teach it to someone else

1.3. Discuss the different types of learners

1.3.1. Auditory

1.3.2. Visual

1.3.3. Kinesthetic

1.3.4. Global

1.3.5. Sequential

1.4. Does age affect learning new information?

1.4.1. Age has not been a factor in learning new information until reaching 60 years old.

1.4.1.1. Adult learners still have the ability to learn new information, just the way they learn differs around 30.

1.4.2. Adult learners still have the ability to learn new information, just the way they learn differs around 30.

2. Adult Learning

2.1. How do adults learn differently?

2.1.1. More mature and draw from their various experiences

2.1.2. Self-driven, motivated

2.1.3. Require real world examples

2.1.4. May take longer to grasp certain concepts

2.2. Are adults more successful in the classroom, or online?

2.2.1. Based upon learning climate

2.2.2. The technology gap must be bridged for adult learners

2.2.3. Class must have meaning, and adult learners must participate in group discussions

3. Strategies For Adults

3.1. What ways can adult students be successful?

3.1.1. Establishing a routine, completing work at the same quiet location

3.1.2. Stay interactive with class and establish learning outcomes ahead of time

3.2. What teaching methods are best for adults?

3.2.1. Instructor acts as more of a guide, allowing students to learn their own way

3.2.2. Translate the material presented into information that can be used to benefit their future careers

3.2.3. Base instruction off the Five Basic Principles of Adult Learning: Leadership, Experience, Appeal, Respect, Novel Styles

3.2.4. Maintain a positive learning climate