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If you are someone who has the honor of sharing your knowledge with large groups of professionals, then you want your audience to get the very most value from what you have to share. Can this be accomplished by just speaking clearly and wearing a red tie? Possibly not. In order for adults to have an optimal learning experience, these four elements must be present: Motivation Reinforcement Retention Transference You can motivate adult learners in: Social relationships:
Many adults choose to start studying again later in life. Whether they want to up-skill, make a career jump or just fulfill a dream or passion that they haven't been able to yet, adult students find themselves in classrooms every year - some of them not sure what to expect.
When you are designing learning (regardless of the delivery medium) key to success is an understanding of how adults actually process new information and, therefore, acquire new knowledge and skills.
As we are all aware, adults are different from children in many ways, including the way they learn. Necessarily, learning strategies for adults are very much different from learning strategies for children.
In comparing words with similar meaning, in different languages, one would find that they are not 100% same. They may share 90% of the same meaning, but 10% are different. In case of English and Japanese, the difference can be found in words refer to people. It may show the difference of the language origin. It is the cultural background.
This is an article about the author's experience teaching a class of immigrants to the United States of America and a description of some of the techniques the author used.