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Innovation in Learning Methodologies for Adult Learners: Implications for Theory and Practice
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, Ohio University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Seattle, WA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-35-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper begins via a synthesis of theories targeted at innovative practices in the field of adult learning. Following a review of the current literature, the author discusses different strategies and methods used to enhance adult learning. Separation of teacher-centered and learner-centered methodologies are examined. Environmental conditions and use of technology are also items factored into the discussion. Comparative assessments of methodologies used at educational institutions and corporate learning centers are reported. The efficacy of both specific and generic theoretical constructs is examined in light of professional adult learners and the requisite skills demanded by their career positions. In other words, what theories are best suited to carry learning practices into the future to best suit the needs of active learning professionals?

Citation

Milter, R.G. (1999). Innovation in Learning Methodologies for Adult Learners: Implications for Theory and Practice. In B. Collis & R. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 1999--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 391-396). Seattle, WA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 3, 2020 from .

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