Adult Education is a great field to be involved in…
Having just completed the first leg of my TNID successfully with Distinction, and follow on with the TDE with Excellence in September, as an adult myself, I intend to try and get involved working, “teaching, mentoring adults” who missed the boat first time around, the playing field is not level, and never will be. The hardest part of teaching Adults is convincing them to accept that “THEY CAN DO IT”.
BLOOMS 20 years ago was something to do with flowers, ADDIE was my best mate, we got into all sorts of trouble, and Honey was Yuk! & Marcus Mumford & Sons is a brilliant band.
I QUOTE: Helping someone else to learn can be a hugely rewarding process. Doing so enables you to watch someone else grow and develop, and perhaps even come closer to fulfilling their potential. It is not an exaggeration to say that many lives have been changed by someone else providing support for learning.
Some other interesting stuff…
QQI – TNID Qualified
Communication with Adult Learners…
I am confident I can express myself in a positive and clear way, both orally and in written form.
I am able to convey information in a simple, easy to understand manner without losing the core message. And having been through Adult Education successfully myself, I will always see communication as a two way avenue to success in L&D, as a tutor/trainer, listening to the learner is as important as teaching the learner. Empathy, being able summarise information effectively, mindfulness, relationship management & being friendly, engaging with the learner are all important aspects of my teaching, gaining the confidence of the learner is paramount, and will reflect in the learners moving forward and ultimately the “end result”.
We all have different styles of digesting information, Kolb’s Learning Styles is one of the methods that is useful to me the tutor before commencing teaching. My Kolb’s scores are varied, so I tend to be comfortable with step by step visual explanation, but as a tutor we need to consider all the learners, as we all have different ways of learning. Finding the earning styles of your learners, is the number one priority in a “real time” classroom set up.