Brian Garner, Director of Instruction at QSI Bratislava.
If you are a teacher who recently volunteered to lead the implementation of a new academic program on campus, this session is for you. The workshop will introduce Malcolm Knowles’ principles of Andragogy (the process of engaging adult learners).
- Adults need to know the reason for learning something (Need to Know)
- Experience (including error) provides the basis for learning activities (Foundation).
- Adults need to be responsible for their decisions on education; involvement in the planning and evaluation of their instruction (Self-concept).
- Adults are most interested in learning subjects having immediate relevance to their work and/or personal lives (Readiness).
- Adult learning is problem-centered rather than content-oriented (Orientation).
- Adults respond better to internal versus external motivators (Motivation).
Based on the above principles, this session will share different adult teaching strategies that can be used in your meetings and workshops. You will walk away from the session with the best practices on teaching a new academic program when the educators assume the role of “student”. If you want to quickly and successfully introduce your new program, come learn about Andragogy.