Introduction If teaching is all about helping others to learn, then teachers ought to understand the process of learning of adults. Adults do not learn like children. As a matter of fact, adults have shown the capability to learn easily just like small children. They are therefore more discerning in whatever they are willing to learn, more resentful as well as questioning. They thus need to see more clearly how the questions they are asked to learn will benefit them.
Its purpose is to guide instructors in incorporating activities and discussions that will help learners understand how they learn, their strengths and their needs, and to better understand the learning process. Metacognition is the process of thinking about thinking. It is the process of developing self-awareness and the ability to self-assess. It is contemplation about one’s education and learning -- past, present, and future. Since adults are largely self-determining, helping them develop metacognitive skills is an essential element in any program intended to increase their autonomy.
Excellence and providing effective patient care is seen mostly in every organization values because education is the background for providing the best care. CSI Nursing Department prepares nurses with education in all of these values it is up to the nurse to then develop, understand, and emphasis the values according to the specialty organization he or she chooses to work
A strength of this theory is that it is very self-directed and allows the adult learner to take control of their learning factors and environment. It is also very broad and can be applied to various educational situations. The adult is highly inspired to concentrate on troubles involving them. Furthermore, adult learned are allowed to be more organized and accountable to their learning. Stressors can be limited and past experiences can be examined to better the learning experience as well as allow the learner to determine what is important to them (Herod,
Mentoring involves both trust and communication and is an effective strategy to promote the mixing of generations and to encourage learning and sharing. Utilizing this strategy enables nurses ranging in experience to learn from each other's strengths and weakness to deliver the best patient care. Mentoring promotes inclusion of all employees and engages each member of the team (Moore et al., 2016). Sudheimer reflects on her time working with a mentor and notes that after sharing about their personal lives, education, and job expectations, a respect and trust for each other quickly formed (Sudheimer, 2009). Not only can novice Millennial nurses learn clinical expertise from seasoned nurses, Millennials can help older generations adapt to technology and other forms of electronic communication new to healthcare (Fessele, 2009).
Thus, adult learners tend to reason what they have to learn. Adult learner needs their learning experience to fulfill their necessity, appropriate and can assist them obtaining objective Self-concept Adult learner wants to be respected and be seen as someone who has the ability. Adult learners should be given a chance to set their aim in learning and become autonomy to their learning. Adult learner is a self-directed learning and takes responsible to
Whether it being traditional or contemporary, teachers have a various tactics such as rational arguments and creative ways (McBer, n.d.) to leave an impact on students and to influence them in bringing about positive outcomes. Petty (2009) supports the importance of teachers having an impact and influence on students and adds that effective teachers can first of all recognize the potential of the students. After recognizing the potential of students, teachers now should think analytically and conceptually as discussed earlier and develop a lesson plan that encourages students to reach their full potential or even challenging students to reach a higher level of learning. In addition, McBer (n.d.) and Petty (2009), share that there are informal ways of influencing students. When a teacher has a closer proximity with a student, the teacher will understand the student better which lead to a better understanding of the students learning styles.
Scaffolding is mean to give necessary support to enable learner to complete the task and develop understandings that they would not able to manage by their own. The term of scaffolding shows that the quality of cognitive support which adult(specially teacher) provided during child’s learning. And how it help to stimulate children’s internalisation of mental functions. The point of view here is that teacher through their sequencing of teaching activities and through the quality of their assistance and support, it is able to challenge and extend what children are able to do. It is after children participating the activities, the learning will occur and children able to internalise the new understanding.
Preparation gets the learners’ attention, boosts energy, develops expectations and creates an interesting learning environment. As a preparation stage, I am planning to give a mini test to my learners, in order to get learners’ involvement and measure their prior knowledge about the topic. However, I can face some difficulties. After getting result of the test, there can be learners who have not prior knowledge about the topic, therefore they can be passive during the warming up discussion. Creating an educational environment which meets the needs of adult learners is a key influence on the
To increase the innate capacity of teacher trainees, more pedagogical discussion and practice teaching should be done. Role of the teacher in developing learning habit must be discussed in detail. Counseling sessions should be made more extensive. Practical assignments should be based on teaching–learning process only. Teacher trainees should be asked to find out the problems of students they experience during their teaching work in schools and they should be asked to find out the most suitable solution for the same.