Adult Education System Adult education is the process of learning and updating knowledge, skills, job-related information, and interpersonal skills. It is often provided by the Educational System Adult Education encompasses programs such as literacy, basic or remedial education, secondary school equivalency preparation (such as GED), computer training, and language instruction. Adult learning models:
Adult learning models
• One size fits all approach: which is based on a hierarchical approach to target specific groups of people at different levels of maturity. For example, most adults would like to learn new languages but only some decide to do so because it’s time-consuming and difficult. Groups can be divided considering their maturity level and motivation. Adult education is the process of learning and updating knowledge, skills, job-related information, and interpersonal skills. It is often provided by Adult Education programs Adult education encompasses Adult learning models Adult language instruction Adult education programs Adult Basic Education (including Adult Literacy and Numeracy) Adult Secondary Education Adult Community Language Learning Adult English as a Foreign Language Adult Literacy Adult Educators Adult pedagogy Adult teachers
• Progressive model: It emphasizes the need to facilitate adult learners’ interactions in an environment that is safe, respectful, supportive, and fun. This approach allows adults to have the opportunity to educate themselves at their own pace in a group setting that offers support from other learners. The objective of this type of program is not only for adults to learn new skills but also so they can gain useful life experiences along with self-esteem-building activities.
• Self-directed model: This involves three main concepts:
• The adult learner is the primary agent in his/her own learning. He must assume responsibility for the instruction and should become an active, creative participant.
• It is important that educators find ways to get adults involved in decision-making decisions that will affect their lives
• Adult education programs Adult Basic Education (including Numeracy) Adult Community Language Learning Adult English as a Foreign Language Adult Literacy Adult Educators Adult pedagogy Adult teachers should provide training opportunities for self-directed learners to explore and experiment with new skills or life changes by providing a realistic view of real-world experiences through the application of their Adult Education Programs Adult Basic Education Adult Secondary Education Adult Community Language Learning Adult English as a Foreign Language Adult Literacy Adult Educators Adult pedagogy Adult teachers relevant skills.
• Collaborative model: This model is based on the principle that adults learn more effectively when they work in a group of friends and peers, each with his or her own strengths and abilities. Members of the group provide both personal encouragement and constructive feedback throughout the learning process. They also respect individual differences among members, while demonstrating flexibility to integrate every member’s understanding of concepts into class activities.
• The principle is that adult learners should assume responsibility for their own, unique learning goals by encouraging them to help shape all aspects of the instruction including topics, methods, materials,and learning environment. The focus should be on the learner’s experience, not the program director’s preferences. This principle emphasizes that self-directed adult learners can become better at managing their own lives by teaching them how to manage their own learning needs.