The Impact of Using Adult Learning Theory Principles in Design and Implementation of Professional Learning Experience at a Higher Education Institution (75922)

Session Information: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Session Chair: Susie Kung

Saturday, 25 November 2023 10:00
Session: Session 1
Room: Room G (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

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Incorporation of adult learning principles allows the trainers to create effective and engaging professional learning experiences that align with the unique characteristics of adult learners, leading to better obtain of learning outcomes and retention of knowledge.
This qualitative paper emphasis is on the impact on the learners of the use of adult learning principles. Purposive sampling was used to select 10 participants who had enrolled in at least two professional learning experiences in the recent 18 months. Open ended questionnaire and focus group interview was used to gather the data.
The findings revealed that participants (1) when the design of the professional learning experience includes connecting to real life situation and addressing the real-life challenges, it allows the participants to be more actively engaged with the learning content and activities and to encourages critical thinking and application of knowledge in practical situations, (2) when self-guided instructions are given it provides opportunities for the participants to set their own learning goals and take control of their learning journey (3) when participants are provided with immediate feedback, it allows participants to acknowledge their strengths and areas to be improved (4) when the implementation of the professional learning experience creates a space for the participants to share their ideas, concerns and challenges it had lead a boost of motivation to share and learn and build from each other.

Aminath Zifna, The Maldives National University, Maldives

About the Presenter(s)
Aminath Zifna is currently a lead intrustional deisgner at the Maldives National University, Maldives.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00