Adult Learning: Importance, Concepts & Methods


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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of an adult learner?

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1. One way an instructor can engage the adult learner is by having the students collaborate by acting out real-world situations. This is called:

2. Which of the following is the best way to approach the adult learner?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can gauge your knowledge of the topics relating to adult learners when you utilize this quiz and worksheet combination. They allow you to dig into information that will be on the quiz, such as characteristics of adult learners and how they differ from younger students.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet helps you assess your knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of adult learners
  • Methods an instructor can use to engage adult learners
  • Best instructional approach for these students
  • Differences between adult learners and younger students

Skills Practiced

By using this worksheet and corresponding quiz, you will have the opportunity to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the lesson about how instructors can best engage and encourage learning in adult students
  • Information recall - access your knowledge in regards to how an instructor should best approach teaching adult learners
  • Distinguishing differences - identify the differences in educating adult learners versus younger learners

Additional Learning

Increase your understanding of adult learning by visiting the lesson, Adult Learning: Importance, Concept & Methods. It covers these objectives:

  • Define lifelong learner
  • Examine how an adult learner's background relates to their learning experience
  • Recognize how an instructor must tailor a lesson to adult learners as opposed to younger learners
  • Identify the role and benefit of self-directed activities in adult learning