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The Four Instructor Styles

Teach with Style explores four instructor styles used to teach adult learners effectively. They are based on our theory about how adults learn best. That is, to be effective for adult learners, instruction must be: 

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  • systematic
  • stimulating
  • spontaneous
  • safe. 

When you apply these four styles in your instructional design, greater learning will result. Each style is equally important, and so each must be applied in a balanced way. 
Systematic 

Adults learn best when they partic

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