If you teach learners over the age of 17 or 18, then you basically have adult learners on your hands.
According to educator Malcolm Knowles, there are 6 assumptions that you can hold in your mind while you are creating curriculum that is relevant and engaging for your adult learners. I’ve summarized these 6 assumptions here in this image:
For a more in-depth look, check out The Adult Learning Theory – Andragogy – of Malcolm Knowles by Christopher Pappas at E-Learning Industry.
- Knowles, M. (1984). The Adult Learner: A Neglected Species (3rd Ed.). Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing.
Do these assumptions ring true to your experience? Do you implement any of them into your curriculum? Share your responses by posting a comment below.
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I’ve never really like the term human capital to refer to the people that work in an organization. Human power is definitely a resource that any organization needs to sustain itself, there’s no doubt about that.
This article by Mike Hruska, President and CEO of Problem Solutions along with Phil Antonelli — now a senior learning manager at RNA Group in Denver — discusses mobile devices to collect performance data as well as xAPI — an experience application programming interface for learning analytics which could replace SCORM.
Read more at the E-Learning Brothers blog: http://elearningbrothers.com/human-capital-analytics-now/
There is definitely a lot of talk about today’s eclipse, and this info is probably coming to you a bit late but there is a simple way to view the total solar eclipse (or in my region of Canada, it will be a partial solar eclipse).
My wife and I used this technique for the partial eclipse that was visible in Waterloo a couple of years ago (2014 I think).
To view the eclipse without special equipment, you simply need a piece of paper or thin cardstock such as a business card or even a cereal box.
- Poke a hole in the centre of the card.
This is not for looking through! It is used to create a projection of the sun and moon’s shadow onto another card or even a wall if you have one in the right position.
- Keep your back to the sun.
Light from the sun will shine through the hole and onto a surface such as a wall or another card or sheet of paper.
- Take a photo or trace the image.
This would be a great way to demonstrate the eclipse to children in a classroom or as a keepsake for your kids.
Check out these links for more details on how to take photos of the total solar eclipse or how to make a pinhole projector you can use in the classroom or at home.