This is heaps of fun, showing adult learners how to use iPads in meaningful ways. Running classes at three Learn Local organisations has been my first, face to face opportunity in this sector.
I’m sort of “blending” my face to face time with online help. Here’s our website.
This new teaching environment has me thinking about Adult Learning Principles and how they compare to the pedagogy I’ve been practicing for over 20 years.
I’m not convinced these Principles are exclusive to adults…far from it.
- adults are internally motivated and self-directed
- they like to be respected
- are practical
- need to see the relevance of what they are learning
- are goal oriented
- have life experiences and prior knowledge
I’ll be back with greater insight at the end of term.