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Adult Learning: Theory to Practice

Discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about adult learning but were afraid to ask.

This on-demand e-learning course is available online immediately after purchase. Within the course you will have the opportunity to view video and animations, interact with content, and reflect on your learning. You will have access to the course(s) for 12 months from your registration date.

Self-Paced
Self-Paced
Credits: CEU 0.1
Level: Foundational
Role(s): HR/OD Professional More
Language(s): English

Pricing

$195
Member
$245
Non-member
Course Info

This course distills theory and research to the basics and gives you the language you need to talk to colleagues and stakeholders about developing and maintaining powerful adult learning experiences. See examples of proper application of theory, reflect on course concepts, and decide how those concepts could be applied in real-life scenarios.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

  • Discover what motivates adults and how adult learning differs from the traditional academic model.

This course distills theory and research to the basics and gives you the language you need to talk to colleagues and stakeholders about developing and maintaining powerful adult learning experiences. See examples of proper application of theory, reflect on course concepts, and decide how those concepts could be applied in real-life scenarios.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

  • Discover what motivates adults and how adult learning differs from the traditional academic model.
  • Apply new theoretical knowledge to real-world problems.
  • Define key terms and theories related to adult learning.

This course is part of the Adult Learning Certificate program. Enroll in the full certificate program to gain a comprehensive mastery of planning, designing, and developing impactful learning for an adult audience, or decide later after taking this course whether to pursue the certificate. Read Less

What You Will Learn
  • Describe adult learning.
  • Define key terms and theories related to adult learning.
  • Explain core principles of adult learning.
  • Identify the benefits of applying adult learning theory.
  • Apply adult learning principles to real settings.
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No matter what role you play in your organization, if you assist others in learning, the foundations of adult learning theory are important. Watch this video to learn more about the content covered in this course.

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Adult Learning Certificate

Reach your adult learners where they are with best practices and proven techniques.

COURSE TOPICS
Topic 1: Core Concepts of Adult Learning
Malcolm Knowles introduced the idea of adult learning theory in his seminal work, The Adult Learner, 1973.
Topic 2: Making it Real on the Job
Obviously there is a lot to learn about adult learning theory, but if you can’t make it practical, it won’t be useful to you. Before we get into the details of particular theories, listen to these experts in the talent development field talk about their experiences and how they have applied adult learning theory in real situations.
Topic 3: Adult Learning Theory and Principles
In this topic, we will look more closely at specific learning theories, and how they inform our practice.
Topic 4: Moving from Theory to Practice
Adult learning theory isn’t just a set of academic ideas. Applying adult learning theory has real practical benefits, which will be discussed in this topic.
Topic 5: Applying Adult Learning Theory
Use what you have learned throughout this course to help a fellow learning professional.
Who Should Attend

New learning professionals or others who are not familiar with the theory behind common practices in adult learning. This could include instructional designers or trainers, but also managers responsible for individuals’ learning or subject matter experts who have been asked to help others learn.

Anyone responsible for creating, supporting, or leading learning experiences for an adult audience will benefit from the foundational concepts in this program. This may include trainers, facilitators, instructional designers, academic educators, community educators, consultants, coaches, and beyond. This program is also applicable if you are not a full-time learning professional but a practitioner or manager who is responsible for developing team members or transferring your knowledge through learning opportunities.

Level: Foundational
Roles: HR/OD Professional, Instructional Designer
Language: English
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ATTENDANCE

Self-Paced

Full completion of the program within the one-year access period is mandatory in order to receive CEUs. Participants who complete all aspects of the program will see their completion status reflected on their transcript in the ATD Learning Portal.

If applicable, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program.

CREDITS

0.1 CEUs awarded

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