Adult Learning Principles

Chapter highlights:
  • Four key adult learning principles
  • Several sample situations
  • The Training Golden Rule.


Have you ever completed a course of study that truly inspired you? One in which you really got a lot out of the learning experience? You left feeling more competent—at least understanding how you could become more competent—and confident that you could do it! We hate to interrupt this pleasant reminiscence, but instruction also has a darker side.

Have you ever taken a course or participated in a learning session that left you disappointed? Did you tune out and turn off early in the session? Although ...

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