While the learning process for adults and children have many similarities, adult have specific needs in learning that should inform how we structure our courses, assignments and delivery.
Use these resources to consider how adults learn and learning styles.
Articles and Instructional Practices
- 30 Things We Know for Sure About Adult Learning
- Achieving Success with Adult Learners
- Reaching The Second Tier: Learning And Teaching Styles In College Science Education
- If Learning Doesn’t Happen, Can We Still Call it Teaching?
- Strategies to support how students learn: from notetaking to test-taking
- Active Learning Handbook
- Appropriate Use of Lecturing
Considering Learning in the Context of Human Development
Understanding the stages of human development can help you to better connect with your students and to understand where they are in the stages of learning, development and needs.
These resources can inform you of the underlying theories for pedagogy and andragogy.
Learning Inventories and Principles
- The Keirsey Personality/Temperament Test (For you and for your students)
- The Three Types of Learning
- Theories of Learning: (an index of learning theories and models)
- Principles of Adult Learning
- Understanding Your Learning Style
- Barsh Learning Styles
- The VARK Learning Style/Multimodal Inventory: How do I learn best?