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    educational leadership program there won’t be many moments of new learning only to find that there is always new learning opportunity available. Isn’t that the most important takeaway from a course focused on adult learning. Oftentimes the parallel process between what frustrates us the most and what we experience is hard to perceive when we are living it. Valla (2000) posits one assumption of adult learning is that a learning a change to oneself as a result of new knowledge and skills, not simply

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    Adult learning is the acquisition of knowledge by adults. Theories on adult learning have been discoursed and analyzed thoroughly by different people, with the aim of trying to define it and optimize it. The two articles I have read describe adult learning, discuss its characteristics and explain various approaches and means of optimization of this subject. Abstract 1 Basically, this article by Malcolm Knowles is a conglomerate of all aspects of adult learning. It outlines aspects of adult learning

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    idea that so many theories solely about how adults learn even existed. I must admit, I find it all to be a bit overwhelming to say the least. The reason I began the workforce education program specifically was because I want to help catalyst and bring about change in people’s lives. The philosophy that my own personal philosophy falls in line with the most and I received the highest scored in, would be behaviorist. My personal philosophy on adult learning is simple; I want to promote behavioral change

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    Adult Learning Theory

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    centered on students. The majority of an educators career is spent developing curriculum and learning new strategies and methods to help make students more efficient academically. Throughout the career of an educator the thoughts of evolving their own way of learning can become an afterthought. It is important that educators are involved in professional developments that pertain to the andragogy of adult learning and how the educator can apple better understand themselves and how they best learn and

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    Adult Learning Theories

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    traditional ways of seeing children, teaching and learning.’ (Early Years Framework, 2016) By using a range of documentation and techniques to observe a child’s behaviour and learning, I have been able to use reflective practices to assist me to think more deeply about my teaching techniques resulting in building professional knowledge and confidence. By encouraging a circle cycle of questioning and reflecting it allows educators to provide children with learning that is engaging and building successful for

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    Adult Learning Strategies

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    Adult learning can be difficult to address for faculty in nursing education. It has become increasingly important to develop greater clinical thinking and reasoning skills in nursing students. However, students are stretched thin with busy lifestyles and often do not learn effectively from traditional teaching techniques. Nursing educator faculty must be knowledgeable in the latest research on adult learning and effective teaching strategies to engage learners and provide an active learning environment

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    Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory

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    First Subtopic: The History and Conceptualization of Andragogy Edward Lindeman is thought by many to be the founder of contemporary adult education. His work in the area of adult education included the writing of articles, books, public presentations, assistance in the collegiate system as a lecturer of social work and as an associate pastor in the church (Brookfield 1986). Lindeman and Martha Anderson traveled to observe and analyze the German Folk High School system and the worker’s movement. Consequently

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    Adult Learning Theory Essay

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    ADULT LEARNING THEORY 2 Adult Learning Theory Malcolm Knowles Malcolm Knowles (1913-1997) was a key figure in America’s adult education in the second half of the twentieth century (Smith, 2002). Early Life “Born in 1913 and initially raised in Montana,” Knowles seems to have had “a reasonably happy childhood. His father was a veterinarian and from around the age of four Knowles often accompanied him on his visits to farms and ranches” (Smith, 2002, para. 2). His mother also played a critical role

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    Learning Technologies in Adult Education Any tool “designed to extend a learner’s capacity for effective action and that requires skill and certain strategies to use efficiently” is a learning technology (Burge 2001, p. 146). A well-structured face-to-face group discussion, a pencil, and print materials fit this definition as do newer tools such as web-based conferencing (ibid.). One of the greatest myths surrounding learning technologies is related to what they are. Because of the term technology

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    Journal Writing and Adult Learning Essay

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    Journal Writing and Adult Learning The value of journal writing to a course with adult students cannot be overemphasized. (Sommer 1989, p. 115) Journals and diaries have a long history as a means of self-expression. Several themes prevalent in adult learning--coming to voice, developing the capacity for critical reflection, and making meaning--are reflected in the way journals can be used in adult education. Journals are useful learning tools in a variety of adult education settings. Dialog

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