Teaching Strategies Tips

Teaching Strategies Tips

Great work! Using the tips for motivating adult learners, let's think about specific teaching strategies we could use when teaching adult learners. Type in the letter of the answer you think is correct for each question, then click on the Check Answers button.

  1. When teaching adults, it is important to share the reason for learning the material.
    [Correct Answer] If teaching a lesson on CPR or First Aid, be sure to point out the importance for learning the material.
  2. Adult learners desire involvement in the planning and evaluation of their work.
    [Correct Answer] At the beginning of a course, ask the participants to help develop the course syllabus and course schedule.
  3. When teaching adults, it is necessary for the information to be applicable to their work or personal lives.
    [Correct Answer] If you are teaching a lesson on financial management, share how the information can be applied in the participants' daily lives.
  4. Adults respond better to internal versus external motivators.
    [Correct Answer] Try to avoid emphasizing tangible incentives for learning (grades, rewards, praise, etc.). Instead, emphasize how the information will help the participants lead better lives.
  5. When teaching adults, utilize real-world problems that have practical application to their everyday lives.
    [Correct Answer] For a lesson on biotechnology, have the participants read an article from the newspaper which addresses the issue.
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