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How Adults Learn
"Have you ever thought about going back to college as an adult? Here's what you should know about adult learning."
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Adult students tend to have certain similarities. For example, they are usually independent. What is NOT typically true of adult learners?
They are confident about being in school
They are driven by goals
They need to know how learning pertains to real life
They have practical experience in one or more fields
When are adult learners most likely to become interested and enthused in a college class?
When they are given deadlines to complete tasks
When the content being taught is very easy
While the instructor is lecturing
When they are allowed to discuss their life experiences
Like many younger students, the majority of adults also dislike being in school.
Which type of teaching practice, aimed at adult students, have researchers found to be the most beneficial?
Text book learning
"Hands on" learning
What is the science of adult learning called?
None of these
Which of the following is a major aspect of how adults learn new information?
They take detailed notes
They begin with rote memorization, which is initially successful
They make connections between new content and prior knowledge
They form new sequences of thoughts
For adults to actually acquire knowledge, learning must be all of the following EXCEPT:
Adults, like children, learn in many different ways. Which is not a generally identified learning style?
What is the greatest learning obstacle for adults who return to school?
Too old to learn how to use technology
Lack of time due to work and family
Lack of interest in learning new concepts
Over-confidence in their abilities
If you are an adult who is contemplating going back to college, what is the best reason to return?
To advance in the workplace
To gain knowledge/skills
All of these
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