Licensed Engineers Continuing Ed. (PDH's)
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Foreman and Supervisors Cultural Change
Published articles by N. Cirilli, PE
Adult Learning Hints for Effective
When preparing to teach adults it is important to understand how adults
learn and how their learning differs from that of younger learners.
|One focus – school
||Many responsibilities – job, family, other
|Relys on others what is to be learned
||Decides for themselves what is important
||Evaluates and applies information
|Not sure or even concludes learned material is not useful
||Expects learned material to be useful on the job or in their lives
||First requires an understanding that people learn differently. Therefore,
ones communications style must connect with their learning style.
Field-type personnel are gifted with hands-on type learning styles,
while office-types are comfortable with visual (hands-off) type learning.
That's why written material doesn't always reinforce learning. Especially
in the field! Learn how to connect.
"Tell me, and I’ll forget,
Show me, and I’ll learn,
Involve me, and I’ll understand."