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(Webinar 1 of 3 Required) Adult Learning Theory: Distinguishing How Adults Learn

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Description

Course Description: Adults are significantly different from children as learners. Adult learners bring a lifetime of experiences, formal education, and wisdom to the classroom or to a webinar which they want to share with their peers. During this webinar, we will explain the characteristics of adult learners, and how best to teach to adult professionals. Some like to say that children’s brains are like sponges. They soak up new information. Conversely, adult brains are like sieves. They filter all new information through their experiences and tie any new information to past experiences. Dr. Malcolm Knowles’s research indicates that children and adults learn differently. As such, faculty members must design educational courses that honor those differences.

Credit Hour(s): 1.25

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this course, I will be able to:

(1) identify the characteristics of adult learners
(2) discuss methods for motivating adult learners

Contributors

  • Aaron Burdick

    Aaron Burdick is a Learning and Development Manager in the Judicial College Division with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC), where he manages the pretrial education portfolio for the Supreme Court of Illinois Judicial College and assists in the professional development of justice partner faculty on best practices in adult learning principles.Aaron has over 11 years of experience in justice partner continuing education, and most recently facilitated the foundational education onboarding of the newly developed Illinois Office of Statewide Pretrial Services (OSPS). Aaron has also worked nationally assisting justice partners implement effective continuing education curriculum.

    Aaron is an active member of the National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE) Education and Curriculum Committee, as well as the National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies (NAPSA) Education Committee and Accreditation Committee. Prior to the AOIC, he was a Chief Managing Officer and Director of Court Services in Illinois.

August 31, 2023
Thu 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 15M

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