Understanding how to teach adult

When working with adults, it is important to understand how they learn best. Adults learn in a different way to children primarily because they bring a vast array of history and experience to their learning. They have developed individual skills and knowledge. Here are some resources on the principles of adult learning. Feel free to add your own.


Michael Chalk and Catherine Devlin
Learning for Life
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Adult learners in cyber space: Preparing for lift-off

The University of Queensland site has some well written advice on tutoring.

Teaching seniors with disabilities


Andragogy is the theory of teaching adults (versus pedagogy – teaching of children). This short video explains the principles and theories well. Well worth watching if you want your tuition to work efficiently.

Adult Learning Principles