Presented by: Denielle Allen, Sal A. Edwards, La'Shavia Francis, Neby Inan
The team has designed this brief video to define what lifelong learning means and present three teaching strategies that can be used to encourage lifelong learning. In making these selections, consideration was given to an audience of adult learners. A close look at each of these strategies will help adult educators understand there are other options available for teaching.
Definition of Lifelong Learning
Lasting or continuing for a lifetime, or throughout one's life.
"A form of or approach to education which promotes the continuation of learning throughout adult life, esp. by making educational material and instruction available through libraries, colleges, or information technology" (OED, 2015).
Teaching Strategy #1
As a lifelong learner and adult educator simulations are an effective teaching method.
Utilizing the "problem centered focused” approach will be beneficial to students as they will have hands on experience of real life dilemmas and obstacles.
An Interactive Environment
Keeps the audience engaged and eager to learn the skills needed, to become adequately equipped to solve a problem.
Teaching Strategy #2
As a lifelong learner and adult educator, discussion strategies will be effective teaching method to create a healthy environment to encourage students to talk. The participation of students will increase by engaging and motivating them to develop their views and hear their voices. As the non-threatening environment is set, the students and the teachers will get an opportunity to get to know each other's skills and perspectives. This method is rewarding and challenging at the same time.
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Teaching Strategy #3
As a lifelong learner and adult educator, team-based learning will be an effective teaching method to encourage students to improve their engagement level while teaching them to be more responsible students. Team-based learning is different than group learning because members are permanent and work through projects throughout the course together. The team-based learning environment allows members to build and maintain relationships through a cooperative learning system. It is a new approach to teaching strategies. It is becoming a preferred method for adult learning education system.
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