Grow Your Workforce: How to Teach Adult Learners

Discover techniques to successfully teach adults as part of your role in training staff or for an exciting career in andragogy.


Key course information


Duration: 4 weeks

Weekly study: 2 hours

Grow Your Workforce: How to Teach Adult Learners | Free Course | Wintec & Te Pūkenga | Study with New Zealand Online

Gain confidence in creating engaging adult learning experiences

Whether you’re a workplace educator or looking to enter the industry of andragogy, it’s important to know how adults learn to be able to adapt your teaching methods. This four-week course provides an introduction to adult teaching and will help you discover key skills and knowledge to create engaging lessons. You’ll explore ways you can make teaching fun, interactive, and inclusive as you explore student-centred learning approaches you can use with your adult learners.

Understand how to use inquiry-based learning

You’ll identify the key factors in andragogy to understand its differences so you can create lessons suited to your learner. You’ll explore what makes an effective teacher as you learn student-centred approaches to teaching and how to work with groups of learners. You’ll also understand inquiry-based learning (IBL) to help inspire your students and promote engagement.

Improve your teaching skills alongside experts at Wintec – Te Pukenga

With your understanding of different teaching techniques, you’ll learn how to apply these skills to real-life teaching scenarios. Guided by the experts at Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec - Te Pukenga), you’ll reflect on the ways you can use effective methods in your future teaching – either in workplace training, professional development, or a career in andragogy.

What topics will you cover?

  • Andragogy

  • Look at Andragogy and discover how it is uniquely different

  • Explore what makes an effective teacher

  • Student centred learning and transitioning to student centred learning

  • Examine the characteristics of student-centred learning

  • Explore a range of student-centred learning approaches and ways in which we can transition to this approach

  • Working with groups

  • Explore ways to work with groups of learners more effectively

  • Investigate innovative ways of working with a range of students/trainees

  • Inquiry-based learning

  • Examine Inquiry-based Learning (IBL)

  • Explore ways IBL can be used in the classroom or workplace.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify key factors involved in Andragogy

  • Identify the difference between student-centred and teacher-centred teaching approaches.

  • Identify student-centred teaching approaches for use with your learners/trainees.

  • Discuss key factors in working effectively with groups

  • Identify useful Inquiry questions for an inquiry project.

  • Create useful Inquiry questions for an inquiry project.

  • Explore what makes an effective teacher

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for new or beginner trainers and facilitators working in either a formal education setting or the workplace.It will help you develop key knowledge and skills for teaching or training adults.

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