Successful Facilitation of Adult Learning Groups
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.
- No additional materials needed.
The course is designed to help you to become a successful facilitator of adult learning groups. You’ll examine the ways learners in the same group can be different, having a variety of particular characteristics and needs that the successful facilitator must take into account. You’ll learn about the power of collaborative learning, problem-based instruction, and formative assessment. And, of great importance, you’ll learn about the role of the facilitator and what makes a facilitator successful.
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.
You will understand the features of effective group structure and dynamics.
You will learn what makes collaborative tasks effective.
You will learn the features of effective assessment with adult learners.
Do you have responsibility for instruction at your workplace or in a community continuing education group? Are you a program developer who wants to move into face-to-face instruction? Understanding adult learning theory and the principles of adult education, as well as the unique characteristics and needs of adult learners, will prepare you to meet your course goals and the broader social goals that are part of any adult learning program. This course can prepare you to achieve your goals and the goals of your adult learners.
No teacher training is necessary for you to benefit from this course, but you need a strong desire to learn and a willingness to practice what you learn.
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.
I am an educator with broad experience. I've taught public school (all grades from four to twelve) and was vice principal or principal of various public schools. I was also principal of a private school. I was a volunteer international development worker with the World University Service of Canada, and I've taught at universities in three countries.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy, a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Arts (Ed.) in Curriculum Development, and a Doctor of Education in Reading Education.
I developed and taught English and study skills courses at an international university in Japan, where I was a tenured professor. I've now written five books on study skills and produced on-line study skills and English courses.
My poetry has been published in literary magazines and anthologies and I have published five books of poetry, as well as a novel.
Thank you for considering joining my courses. I'm excited at the prospect of sharing my knowledge with you. Sincere best wishes in all your endeavours.