Teaching the Adult Learner

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Quick Facts
  • Delivery Method Online
  • Professional Certificate
  • 24hrs Suggested Study Time
  • 3 Months Access
  • Tutor Support
  • Study On Any Device
  • 1535 Students

Learn powerful techniques for reaching and motivating adult learners in today's student-centered classroom.

If you're excited about the challenge of reaching and teaching adult learners, you're in the right place! In this course, you'll discover how to use the newest educational methods to create a student-centered classroom that's perfectly suited for adult learners.

First, we'll explore the unique needs and motivations of adult students and find out just what they're expecting from your class. After that, we'll examine your students' different learning styles and multiple intelligences and look at how you can teach to each learner's strengths. We'll also talk about ways to get misbehaving or under-achieving students back on track.

Next, we'll delve into a host of innovative teaching techniques that will turn your students into active learners and set them up for success. We'll also look at high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech educational tools you can use to capture and hold your students' attention.

We'll follow that up by tackling a challenging topic: how to organise your material effectively and design strong lesson plans. We'll also talk about creating a warm, welcoming classroom environment and preparing a fun orientation.

In addition, we'll look at how to create effective tests and how to teach your students good study skills. We'll also check out a wide range of assessments that will help you grade anything from a hairstyle to an ESL essay. And finally, we'll talk about making your classroom accessible and enjoyable for students with disabilities.

If you're training to teach adults, the information and hands-on activities in this course will give you the confidence you need to succeed—and you'll know all the tricks and techniques for winning over this fun, exciting, and very demanding group of students.

Courses are delivered to you through expertly executed lessons, online instruction and interaction with like-minded students. Our courses are designed to deliver all of the benefits of studying in a classroom whilst giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place to suit your needs. You can access your classroom 24/7 from any device with an internet connection.

This course has a 3 month duration. You'll complete comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments before submitting your final exam at the end of the course to achieve your certificate. Courses must be completed within the 3 month access period.

A great classroom starts with a great teacher—and that’s you! In this lesson, we’ll look at how you can grow in your job as an adult educator by enhancing your professionalism and managing your time effectively. In addition, we’ll look at ways to boost your confidence and establish your authority in the classroom.

Adult students are different than kids, and understanding those differences can help you reach and teach them. Today we’ll look at what makes adult learners tick and how you can best meet their needs. In addition, we’ll talk about preparing for that big first day by getting your paperwork in order. Finally, we’ll look at seven different seating arrangements and the pros and cons of each.

Jill is a risk-taker who loves testing the rules. Germaine is a shy bookworm. Claire is an artist, while Dave&rsquo;s your most popular student. All of these adults have different learning styles and i<em>ntelligences</em>&mdash;and to win them over, you&rsquo;ll need to teach to their strengths. In this lesson, we&rsquo;ll explore two different models of learning styles, and take a look at the eight intelligences you&rsquo;ll want to factor into your lesson plans.

Zzzzzzz. That&rsquo;s the sound of Darren snoozing in the corner as you&rsquo;re trying to lecture. Meanwhile, Emily and Sherelle are too busy gossiping about their weekend dates to pay any attention to you. Does this sound like your classroom? If so, you&rsquo;ll enjoy today&rsquo;s lesson, where you&rsquo;ll learn loads of tricks to get misbehaving students back on track. We&rsquo;ll also talk about ways to get shy violets to participate, and look at an effective conflict management technique.

<p>Remember the old days, when teachers lectured for hours while students took notes or dozed? Those days are gone&mdash;and good riddance! Today, we&rsquo;ll talk about a host of innovative techniques, from window paning and role-playing to mnemonics and visualization, that work like magic in a student-centered classroom. But we&rsquo;ll also take a peek at lectures and other classic teaching techniques, and see what part they can play in a modern-day learning environment.</p>

"Proper prior planning" may be a clich&eacute;, but it&rsquo;s also an excellent idea. In this lesson, we&rsquo;ll look at the up-front work that can set you up for success in the classroom. First, you&rsquo;ll discover the 12 steps for creating a dynamite course outline. After that, we&rsquo;ll delve into lesson planning&mdash;and finally, we&rsquo;ll talk about laying the groundwork for a welcoming orientation.

Just as an interior decorator accents a room with bright colors and great fabrics, you can accent your classroom presentations with the right audiovisual aids. Today, we&rsquo;ll look at high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech educational aids and technology you can use to capture and keep your students&rsquo; attention. In addition, we&rsquo;ll talk about setting up your classroom so that everyone can benefit from videos and other on-screen material.

What motivates your students to learn? Today, we&rsquo;ll look at the 10 needs and desires that bring learners to your classroom&mdash;and you&rsquo;ll discover how to tap into those motivators during your presentations. We&rsquo;ll also look at how to create powerful presentation openings, content, and closings. Then we&rsquo;ll explore the art of questioning and talk about the best way to ask and answer questions in your classroom.

In this lesson, we&rsquo;ll discuss the A-B-C&rsquo;s of grading and talk about ways to write top-notch test questions. In addition, you&rsquo;ll discover great tools for assessing any type of skill, from cake-baking to hairdressing. You&rsquo;ll also find out how to avoid the most common mistakes teachers make when they assess students, so you can achieve the Goldilocks standard of grading: not too harsh, not too easy, but just right.

You want every student to feel welcome in your classroom&mdash;so today we&rsquo;ll look at making your class accessible and enjoyable for students with disabilities. First, we&rsquo;ll look at the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and you&rsquo;ll learn how to comply with this law. Next, we&rsquo;ll talk about learning disabilities&mdash;in particular, dyslexia and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And finally, we&rsquo;ll explore ways to show courtesy and respect to students with any type of disability.

Even if you create great lessons, your students will succeed only if they&rsquo;re good studiers and efficient test-takers. In this lesson, we&rsquo;ll explore ways to beef up your students&rsquo; study skills and look at strategies for test-taking. In addition, we&rsquo;ll discuss test anxiety and talk about tailoring your tips on studying to each learner&rsquo;s strengths.

Enough about your students&mdash;today's lesson is all about you! Whether you're a brand-new teacher or an experienced educator looking for new classroom opportunities, you'll find tips here on how to power up your job search. We'll start by talking about two keys to a successful job hunt: a great r&eacute;sum&eacute; and a winning portfolio. After that, we'll discuss how you can target the right schools and wow them with your letter-writing and interview skills.

James Thompson

James Thompson

Dr. James Thompson holds a Ph.D in Instructional Communications and has over 25 years of experience as a teacher. His distance learning courses, workbooks, and videotapes have been used to train more than 250,000 educators in the art of student di... Read more

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Frequently Asked Questions

Once you've made the payment, we'll send you a confirmation email with a link to start your course. Feel free to get started whenever you're ready!

You'll have 3 months access to your course. In that time you are free to study at your own pace. The course duration is 24 hours.

Online learning is a flexible way to study that fits around your schedule, giving you the freedom to learn at your own pace from anywhere in the world. You'll have 3 months to complete the course and can take the multiple-choice questions and final exam whenever it suits you.

If you need help, you can contact us anytime. You can also join the discussion area where you can interact with other students. The discussion area for each lesson is open for the entire duration of the course.

Of course! We offer a 10-day money back guarantee. As long as you haven't completed the course, you can get a full refund within 10 days of enrolling.

We do not offer extensions or transfers for this self-paced course. However, you will have 3 months to complete the course, and if you need to cancel within the first 10 days of enrolment, we offer a money back guarantee.

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