This seminar series is for facilitators of adult learners who want to expand their knowledge of adult learning principles and develop their teaching and training skills in a meaningful way. This dynamic and interactive program will build your strategies and techniques for practical application with adult learners. Applying modern principles of adult education, San Francisco: Jossey Bass. A collection of chapters examining different aspects of Knowles’ formulation. Knowles, M. S. () The Adult Learner. A neglected species (4e), Houston: Gulf Publishing. First appeared in .
Oct 30, · Most educators will have heard of the term pedagogy: the science of teaching from the Greek paid, meaning ‘child’ and agogus meaning ‘leading’ (Knowles ).In the early 20 th Century, deficiencies in the pedagogical model, when applied to adult learning, became apparent. The transmission-of-knowledge model of education that favoured “fact-laden . Secondary education is influenced a great deal by the practices of higher education, and both levels tend to follow the precepts of extrinsic reinforcement. Teaching and testing practices, competitive assessment procedures, grades, grade point averages, and eligibility for select vocations and colleges form an interrelated system.
This article draws upon the principles of andragogy--the methods of teaching adults delineated by Malcolm Knowles--to provide a conceptual framework for developing effective patient education practice. Examples of both effective and ineffective practice are provided from the nursing literature. To best develop faculty, the same principles of adult education and teaching adults apply. In a systematic review of faculty development initiatives designed to improve teaching effectiveness in medical education, the use of experiential learning, feedback, effective relationships with peers, and diverse educational methods were found to be most important in the success of these .