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Adult Learning: Theory And Practice

Knowledge of the concepts and practices of adult learning; the ability to design and execute adult learning programs in order to improve workplace activities.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Describes basic theories and concepts of adult learning.

Identifies key issues and considerations in designing adult learning programs.

Clarifies the key concepts of cognitive and behavioral adult learning systems.

Identifies where to obtain further information on adult learning and application for the workplace.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Assists in designing adult learning programs for a specific group of people.

Delivers adult learning programs effectively to improve workplace activities.

Applies different theories and approaches to find the most suitable for the organization.

Reports difficulties and problems that occur in the adult learning process.

Participates in the measurement of adult learning programs.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Develops and coaches others on the implementation of programs for different adult learners.

Consults with different divisions within the organization to customize learning objectives.

Monitors all facilitators to ensure compliance with adult learning principles.

Solves learning and administration problems that arise in a professional manner.

Evaluates the impact of adult learning programs on employee performance.

Evaluates adult learning best practices within the industry.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Designs critical adult learning programs for the organization that are in line with learning and development strategies.

Leads discussions on the process of implementing adult learning programs.

Promotes the importance of adult learning and its effects to stockholders.

Contributes to and publishes internal documents with regards to adult learning.

Creates a knowledge sharing environment throughout all departments to enhance the outcomes of adult learning.

Predicts trends and directions of adult learning in the market.

Interview Questions

  • Describe your experiences with adult learning.
  • What are problems that occur in the adult learning process?
  • What were the results of adult learning programs you developed last year?
  • How did you successfully improve the quality of adult learning programs?
  • What are general adult learning principles?

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