Module 1 – The Adult Learner
Welcome to Module #1 – The Adult Learner
In this module, we will examine some of the underlying theories and practices of adult learning. It is expected that completing this module will assist you in better understanding the process of how adults learn.
The module is divided into the topics you see on the left. You may work through them in order, or, based on the results of your course pre-survey, you may pick and choose which ones to review.
During this module, you will be asked to be an active participant in the learning process. You will have an opportunity to react to real-life situations and express your opinions and ideas. You will also have the opportunity to consider the implications of what you are learning for your particular teaching situation.
An Online Learning Tool:
There is a paper-based worksheet that will guide you through each of the module topics. It is a place for you to take notes, as well as a place to process and think about what you are learning. By the end of the module, this worksheet will be a document that can serve as a resource for you as you begin (or continue with) your instruction with adult learners. Click on the link below to open the worksheet as a text document in a separate browser window.
Module 1 – The Adult Learner Worksheet
You may print this worksheet and write your answers, or type your answers directly into the digital document. If you choose to type directly on the document, don’t forget to save your work often (to a floppy, hard drive, or other drive local to you). You may wish to print the worksheet for your records when you have completed the survey.
Estimated Time: The estimated completion time for the entire module is 2 hours. Your actual completion time will vary, depending on the topics you choose and your learning pace. It is not necessary to complete the entire module in one sitting. You may return at any time to wherever you left off and continue your study.
Click on the topic “Introduction” on the left navigation bar, the "Next" button below, or choose a specific topic to begin.