Creating a positive learning environment for adults

A positive learning environment for adults starts with acknowledging the differences between pedagogy and andragogy.It is important to recognize adults have an abundance of  life experience,both professionally and personally.By treating the student as an equal,and with respect,the line of communication remain positive,open and  meaningful.As an instructor,my goal is to be more of an adviser/coach ,encouraging students to incorporate there present knowledge,and to blend it with the new material they are trying to assimilate.Critiquing  individuals one on one,in a private setting,establishing a clear ,understandable course outline,and encouraging two way communication and feed back all facilitate a positive learning environmental model.

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