Adult learning is more challenging than you think. Having worked in the Vocational Education Sector for the past 6 years, I’ve seen first hand how challenging teaching adults can be.
In todays technological world, we are seeing so much more distance and online learning. This in itself, although a fantastic medium to learn in, is also an incredible challenge for older students.
Not everyone has the same skill level. Not everyone knows what ‘the cloud’ is. Not everyone knows what a tablet can do. Not everyone learns the same.
These challenges are what face teachers in the modern world of adult education. How we help each learner to climb the mountain is different, but as teachers, you must be a jack of all trades. Most of all, don’t be sacred to learn yourself.