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Certificate in Teaching Adults


with William A. Draves and Kassia Dellabough

Calendar Sep 7, 2021 , runs for 8 weeks

 This is your invitation to teach others in person and join in one of the more important functions in life - passing on knowledge and skills to others.  It is both an opportunity and a responsibility.  Whether you want to teach others or currently teach others in any setting, either formally or informally, this course is for you. We will give you both the fundamental and advanced information to improve your teaching. Your lead instructor is the author of How to Teach Adults, the best-selling book on the subject. The ebook version is included in the course. Two-month course, William A. Draves and Kassia Dellabough, instructors. Unit 1.  How Adults Learn Emotional characteristics, self-image as key. Physical characteristics and your physical surroundings. Mental characteristics, adults display a readiness to learn. Social characteristics, learners’ experiences, schooling, and prior experience. Keys to helping adults learn. Unit 2. Tackling Learning Styles Sensory learning styles. Gender learning styles. Neurological learning styles. Unit 4.  How to Prepare for your Course-Preparing the Course-Goals, objectives, and end results-Amount of material to cover-Slant or approach, a range of ways to approach your subject-Materials preparation Unit 5.  Discovering and Involving Your Participants Finding out more about your participants. The First Class, why this meeting is critical, ice breakers. How to involving your participants. The Teachable Moment, a special time when you let go for a while. Unit 6.  Ways to Vary Your Teaching Techniques Modes of teaching, different formats for various situations. Tips on how to leading a good discussion. How to ask a good question - one of the most overlooked skills. Making small group activities successful. Energizing your physical learning environment.  Unit 7.  Great Presentation Techniques Surprising do’s and don’ts of presenting. Advanced presentation techniques. Teaching tools, including audio-visuals. Handouts that really zing. Learning mediums, extra special touches to enhance learning. Unit 8.  Improving Your Teaching Measuring results and learning. Using the web in face-to-face courses. Improving your course, every time. Learning and teaching in the 21st century.

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