Successful Facilitation of Adult Learning Groups
4.3 (33 ratings)
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Successful Facilitation of Adult Learning Groups

Creating a professional adult learning environment
4.3 (33 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
326 students enrolled
Created by Leigh Faulkner
Last updated 2/2019
English
Price: $39.99
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 27 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will be able to identify factors that contribute to learner diversity.
  • You will understand the special characteristics and needs of adult learners.
  • You will learn what constitutes effective collaborative learning.
  • To identify and examine features of effective group structure and dynamics.
  • To identify and examine features of effective collaborative tasks.
Requirements
  • No additional materials needed.
Description

Instructing groups of diverse adult learners is a special field –– different in significant ways from instruction in an institutional academic setting. The adult learner brings to the learning situation many strengths, as well as needs, that the instructor must understand and take into account.

A crucial consideration for the instructor is his or her own role, which is vastly different from that of the traditional “teacher”. This course provides the guidance for the instructor to adapt to the new role.

This course consists of 26 carefully focused video lectures.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Learner diversity
  • Characteristics and needs of adult learners
  • Collaborative learning
  • The instructor as facilitator
  • Problem-based learning
  • Effective group structure and dynamics
  • Effective collaborative tasks
  • The power of formative assessment
Who this course is for:
  • This course is for the person who may have responsibilities for instruction at his or her workplace or for the program developer who wants to move into face-to-face instruction.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 01:44:00
+ Course Objectives
1 lecture 02:16

This lecture presents the six main objectives of the course.

Preview 02:16
+ Learner Diversity
3 lectures 05:56

This lecture presents the two main objectives of Section 1.

Preview 01:10

This lecture looks at what comprises a multilevel classroom.

What is a multilevel classroom?
01:41

This lecture looks at a variety of ways that learners can differ.

Preview 03:05

Check your understanding of concepts from Lectures 3 and 4.

Section 1 -- Learner Diversity
5 questions
+ Characteristics and Needs of Adult Learners
4 lectures 13:27

This lecture presents the three main objectives of Section 2.

Section 2 Objectives
01:06

This lecture looks at six principles that are key to successful adult education.

Preview 03:51

This lecture examines a wide range of characteristics of adult learners that will influence educational experience.

What are the characteristics of the adult learner?
03:53

This lecture examines a wide range of needs of adult learners that will influence educational experience.

What are the particular needs of adult learners?
04:37

Check your understanding of concepts from Lectures 6, 7, and 8.

Section 2 -- Characteristics and Needs of Adult Learners
10 questions
+ Features of Effective Collaborative Learning
4 lectures 08:40

This lecture presents the three main objectives of Section 3.

Section 3 Objectives
01:17

This lecture introduces the concept of “collaborative learning.”

What is a useful working description of the term “collaborative learning”?
01:07

This lecture further examines the nature of collaborative learning.

Preview 04:06

This lecture relates collaborative learning to the principles of adult education and to the characteristics and needs of adult learners.

Collaborative learning and adult learning principles, characteristics, and needs
02:10

Check your understanding of concepts from Lectures 10 and 11.

Section 3 -- Features of Effective Collaborative Learning
12 questions
+ Effective Group Structure and Dynamics
7 lectures 45:50

This lecture presents the six main objectives of Section 4

Section 4 Objectives
01:28

This lecture presents the competencies, characteristics, and facilitative behaviours of the successful adult education instructor.

Preview 08:33

This lecture looks at the special role of the adult learner in a collaborative learning environment.

What is the role of the learner in adult collaborative learning?
07:45

This lecture makes a case for collaborative goal setting in the adult learning environment.

What is the role of collaborative goal setting?
05:18

This lecture suggests some methods of effective team building in the collaborative learning situation.

What are some methods of building effective teams for collaborative learning?
08:58

This lecture presents characteristics of empathic listening and a model for implementing the technique.

What is the place of empathic listening in collaborative learning?
05:38

This lecture explains and promotes the idea that effective feedback in the adult learning situation can be approached as a conversation.

What are some features of appropriate feedback in collaborative learning?
08:10

Check your understanding of concepts from Lectures 14 to 19.

Section 4 -- Effective Group Structure and Dynamics
35 questions
+ Effective Collaborative Tasks
3 lectures 17:02

This lecture presents the two main objectives of Section 5.

Section 5 Objectives
01:18

This lecture explains and promotes the use of problem-based learning in the adult learning situation.

Preview 06:43

This lecture presents several types of collaborative learning tasks, along with specific examples.

Collaborative learning tasks appropriate for multilevel adult learning
09:01

Check your understanding of concepts from Lectures 21 and 22.

Section 5 -- Effective Collaborative Tasks
11 questions
+ Formative Assessment
4 lectures 10:49

This lecture presents the three main objectives of Section 6.

Section 6 Objectives
01:26

This lecture provides an introduction to the important differences between summative and formative assessment.

What are the differences between formative and summative assessment?
02:10

This lecture makes the case that formative assessment can be a constructive process for use with adult learners.

What is the role of formative assessment?
02:42

This lecture makes the point that a very important link exists between the formative assessment process used in the learning situation and the life of the adult at home and in the community.

Formative assessment and the learner’s life beyond the instructional setting
04:31

Check your understanding of concepts from Lectures 24, 25, and 26.

Section 6 -- Formative Assessment
7 questions