Learning and Teaching
|Principles of adult tertiary education
|Learning, teaching and adult learners
|Objectives | Learning and teaching | Adult learners | Teaching strategies for adult learners | Summary
Today's adult educators recognize that it is no longer sufficient for teachers to teach and trainers to train. Rather than focus on information acquisition or behavior modification, they have expanded their efforts to emphasize the process of learning and its impact on adult development.
What this quotation tells us is that there has been a large shift in education from a focus on what is being taught by the teacher to a focus on the learner and what, why and how they are learning.
Reference: Taylor, K., Marienau, C., & Fiddler, M.(2000). Developing Adult Learners: Strategies for Teachers and Trainers. California: Jossey-Bass Inc. (Cover flap)