An educated workforce benefits employers in multiple ways. Research shows that educated workers are more productive and are less likely to be injured on the job. Clearly, employers have a strong stake in providing continuing education for their workers.
Part of being an effective instructor involves understanding how adults learn. Malcom Knowles, a pioneer in adult learning, identified the following characteristics of adult learners:. Adults have many responsibilities that they must balance against the demands of learning.
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The parameters studied in this paper include performance, assessment, motivation, anxiety, and academic engagement. The research has been conducted on employees of Insurance Company who attend specialized courses. The research population consists of employees who work in Insurance Company and attend specialized training.
Adult education, also known as continuing education, is a broad term for the practice of teaching and educating adults. It plays a significant part in the lifelong learning. Unlike education for children and young adults, which is often mandated through legislation and strictly structured into steadily advancing levels of achievement, adult education can be broken into several different fields of specialization: Vocational educationpersonal enrichment, and, for some adults, remedial training in literacy and other skills.
When what we thought were once in five hundred year storms hit every other week, it suggests there is something new going on—and another sign that we live in a world where the unexpected is the norm. The only thing we can be sure of is that change will occur more rapidly and more unexpectedly in the future. And that means we all need to learn fast and keep learning.
I want to first provide you with an overview of the research and theory on adult learning. We certainly will not cover all this material. In many respects, the "cognitive map" or outline that follows represents the content of the adult learning course, EAD a, when I teach it.
The role of emotions in adult learning and achievement has received increasing attention in recent years. However, much of the emphasis has been on test anxiety, rather than the wider spectrum of negative emotions such as sadness, grief, boredom and anger. This paper reports findings of a qualitative study exploring the experience and functionality of negative emotions at university.
Journal of Computing in Higher Education. Depending on their motivational dispositions, students choose different learning strategies and vary in their persistence in reaching learning outcomes. As learning is more and more facilitated through technology, analytics approaches allow learning processes and environments to be analyzed and optimized.