Train the Trainer: Basic Principals of Adult Education

All adults should be given the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills and to develop their competence in order to promote personal development, democracy, equality, economic growth and employment and the fair distribution of wealth.
It takes a special approach to help these learners reach their full potential. Our adult education courses are designed to address professional and career-based learning as well as community-based education.
These classes encompass topics such as adult learning theory and its application to curricula and instructional design, the effective use of technology and the assessment of learning.

Course Objectives
Participants attending this course will learn about;
* The historical significance of Adult Education in Europe
* How diversity issues impact the learning environment
* The principles of adult learning and androgenic theory.
* Multicultural strategies for the adult learner.
* Differences in ways of learning
* Some prominent theories of Adult Education
* The role of communication in team dynamics.
* Curriculum theory and instructional design.
* Facilitation skills
* The program design model:
- Needs assessment
- Learning objectives
- Content design
- Delivery and methodology
- Evaluation
- E-learning

Detailed Course Programme Day 1 Adult Education: From Past to Present
Facilitating Adult Learning: From Theory to Practice
Explore the history of adult learning and andragogy

Day 2
Understanding Diversity in Adult Education
Identify characteristics of adult learners
Examine ways to utilize andragogical techniques

Day 3
Needs Assessment
Explain memory and cognition
Analyse the adult learning process and experience
Examine key theories of learning

Day 4
Adult development and learning
Analyse the influences of sociocultural and integrative perspectives on development
Explore cognitive development in adulthood
Examine the Notion of intelligence in reference to adult learners

Day 5
Adult learning environment
Describe the characteristics of formal and informal adult education and training
Examine the motivation of adults in the learning environment
Describe the most common challenges in an education or in a training environment
Explain ethics and values as they pertain to the adult learning environment

Day 6
Trends and issues in curriculum development and Instructional Design
Analyse issues and trends in the use of various modalities for curriculum development and instructional design
Identify issues and trends in Professional ethics for curriculum development
Models and methods for curriculum development

Day 7
Instructional planning: Components
Analyse components in the development and implementation of instructional design
Examine the roles of the facilitator, the learner and technology
Design planning

Day 8
Developing and designing an Instructional Plan
Instructional planning; Strategies and Objectives
Developping instructional objectives using the A-B-C-D format
Examine problem-based learning
Create an instructional design of a unit appropriate for adult learners

Day 9
Evaluate resources for instructional delivery
Creating an implementation schedule
Identify criteria for determining whether goals, objectives and outcomes were achieved

Day 10
Project and Participant Facilitated Sessions
Culture influence on adult learners
Identify strategies for creating an inclusive multicultural learning environment
Evaluate differentiated instruction as an effective means of facilitating learning
Analyse characteristics of effective facilitators for diverse learners



Daily Course Fee



Amsterdam, Netherlands