Adult Learning, Theories, Principles, and Applications

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you’ll be able to:

  1. Understand the philosophy of teaching
  2. Discuss the teaching role of nurses
  3. Compare and contrast the education process to the nursing process
  4. Define the education process
  5. Define the terms teaching and learning
  6. Define and understand learning from different theories
  7. Understand and apply the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in teaching
  8. Discuss the three domains of learning
  9. Compare and contrast the education process to the nursing process
  10. Give an overview of learning theories and learning styles that support adult education
  11. Differentiate between pedagogy and andragogy
  12. Understand the principles of adult learning
  13. Identify the common characteristics of adult learners
  14. Determine what factors contribute to effective adult learning
  15. Differentiate between intrinsic from extrinsic motivation and give their examples
  16. Know the use of motivation in teaching adult learners
  17. Explain the implications of different unique characteristics of adult learners for teaching
  18. Identify the principles for teaching to adult learners
  19. Identify different adult learning styles
  20. Select appropriate teaching strategies that can be used to help adults learn
  21. Identify the difference between goals and objectives
  22. Identify the condition, performance, and criterion of a learning objective
  23. Formulate learning objectives in teaching adult learners
  24. Demonstrate the ability to write behavioral objectives
  25. Differentiate among the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains in the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
  26. Identify which instructional methodologies are best suited to cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains of educational objectives
  27. Develop a teaching plan selecting appropriate content, teaching methodologies and instructional media
  28. Understand the importance and principles of test and evaluation in teaching
  29. Cite the requisites of a good test
  30. Define the content validity, reliability, and objectivity
  31. Identify the different types of examinations, their uses, advantages, and disadvantages
  32. Develops skills in writing/constructing a good test item
  33. Identify the characteristics of an effective teacher

Course Contents

Module 1

  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Role o the Nurse as Educator
  3. Education Process

Module 2

  1. Overview of Adult Learning Theory
  2. The Andragogy
  3. Principal of Adult Educatio

Module 3

  1. Characteristics of Adult Learners and Implications for Teaching
  2. Adult Learning Styles
  3. Teaching Strategies to Help Adult Learn

Module 4

  1. Educational Goals & Objectives
  2. Taxonomy of Educational Objective
  3. Formulation of Objectives in Teaching Adult Learners

Module 5

  1. Teaching Plans
  2. Lesson Planning
  3. Tests and Evaluation in Teaching
  4. Effective Teaching

Customer Comments

“I have always enjoyed reading and taking the exams. Everything is always very relevant.”

– R.C., RN, CA

“Good learning material and informative questions.”

– M.M., RN, CA