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Principles for Effectively Working With Adult Learners

  • July 27, 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
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ACHE's 2016 Webinar Series

Principles for Effectively Working With Adult Learners

Brief Description:

Whether returning for basic skills, professional certifications, or degree completion programs, adult learners are becoming more prevalent on today's campuses. These learners are not your typical students as they bring with them unique characteristics and skill sets. The key to successful programs and satisfied adult learners lies in understanding what motivates these learners. This session will focus on the unique characteristics of adult learners and of those who teach them.

This webinar will highlight the following:

  • An overview of critical adult learning theory
  • Characteristics of adult learners and those who successfully teach them
  • Tips for effectively working with adult learners


Presenter’s Bio:

Don Finn, Ph.D. is Dean of the School of Education at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He has been an educator for over 25 years and specializes in adult learning. Don currently serves on the board of directors for the Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) and has served on other state and national boards and committees. He has consulted with local, state, and national organizations on effective adult learning principles and has provided professional development opportunities for these groups and stakeholders. Additionally, Don has presented an numerous state, regional, and national conferences on topics related to working effectively with adults in various learning settings. Don holds a B.S. M.S. in Education from Radford University and a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Organizational Development from Virginia Commonwealth University.


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