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Title: Why Adults Learn


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Why Adults Learn
  • The learning process begins when

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Barriers to Learning
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Training Flow Chart
Why Adults Learn
Malcolm Knowles Adult Learning Theory
Preparing for a Successful Training
How Adults Learn
Knowing Your Audience
Applying Adult Theory to Training
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Why Do Adults Learn?
  • To gain knowledge or a skill they need.
  • To better manage changes in their lives.
  • To keep up with changes in their environment.
  • To increase or maintain a sense of self-esteem.

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Malcolm Knowles Learning Theory
  • Adults want to know why they should learn.
  • Adults come to trainings with a wealth of
    knowledge.
  • Adults want to learn things that effect their
    daily lives.
  • Adults are willing to learn things that will help
    them solve problems.

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How People Learn
  • The VAK Model
  • Visual reading or seeing
  • Auditory listening
  • Kinesthetic doing

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Visual Learners
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Auditory Learner
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kinesthetic Learners
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The Learning Brain Model
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Apply Theory to Training
  • Motivation
  • Goals
  • Experience
  • Culture

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Know Your Audience
  • Make them feel welcome and comfortable.
  • Be respectful.
  • Try to use a persons name as much as possible.
  • Making eye contact is helpful.
  • Allow time for them to ask questions.
  • Take time to break into small interactive
    learning groups.

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Resistant Learners
  • Think about an especially tough resistor that you
    had to deal with
  • Be that personWhat are the reasons I dont want
    to be here?
  • Jot down thoughts, feelings and concerns

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Root of Resistance
  • Priorities other things are more important
  • Relevant whats in it for me.
  • Fear of change, loss of benefits, embarrassment
  • Boring death by lecture.

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Strategies
  • Associate to the resistor
  • Accept their gifts
  • Activate the imagination

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Being Prepared to Succeed
  • Its show time

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To procrastinate or not to procrastinate
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What is Procrastination?
  • Procrastination is the act of putting off
    essential tasks until a later time.
  • Most of the time, non-essential tasks are done in
    lieu of the more critical ones.

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Why Do I Procrastinate
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Insufficient prioritizing
  • Fear
  • Burn-out

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How do I procrastinate?
  • Avoidance techniques
  • External distractions
  • Internal distractions
  • Not enough time

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When procrastination tries to rear its ugly head
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Being prepared to succeed
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One Week Before Your Training
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One Day Before Your Training
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One Hour Before Your Training
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One Minute Before Your Training
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Resources
  • Training for Dummies (Author Elaine Biech)
  • The First-Time Trainer (Author Tom Goad)
  • What Smart Trainers Know The Secrets of Success
    from the Worlds Foremost Experts (Author
    Lorraine L. Ukens)

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A Good Facilitator
  • I never teach my pupils I only attempt to
    provide the conditions to which they can learn.
    As a trainer, its one of the best things that we
    can do
  • Albert Einstein

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Contact Consumer Action
  • Web www.consumer-action.org
  • Phone 415-777-9648. Ask for Outreach
  • Email
  • Outreach_at_consumer-action.org
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