Three Discussion Question
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“Adult Education, Training, and Lifelong Leaning” Please respond to the following:
Watch the following video titled “Bill Clinton on Lifelong Learning”.
Bill Clinton on Lifelong Learning
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_nUOfaWEC4
Examine your personal views on lifelong learning, and discuss the impact that lifelong learning has had on your own life and career.
Next, state if you think there is a difference between lifelong learning, adult education and training, and discuss why or why not.
“Non-traditional Learners and Providers of Adult Education, Training, and Lifelong Learning”
Based on the readings and / or your own professional experience, identify one (1) post-secondary institution that professes to meet the needs of adult learners in your local area. Next, research the institution’s mission statement, vision, core competencies, and publications. Examine the extent to which each institution focuses on nontraditional older students, and then give your opinion on how effective you believe any accommodations are that the institution makes to assist their nontraditional older students balance family, work, life and school. Respond to at least one (1) other student. (Note: If you are unable to locate information on post-secondary institutions in your local area, use the Internet to explore institutions online.)
Based on the readings and / or your own professional experience, identify one (1) organization in your community that provides training and / or lifelong learning opportunities to adult learners. Your selected organization should include a representative from one (1) of the following categories: a corporation or for-profit business; a local community service organization; a national non-profit organization; or a local, state, or federal governmental agency. Next, review the selected organization’s mission, vision, and strategic goals. Then, analyze the extent to which the training or lifelong learning activities support the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic goals. Provide a rationale for your response. Include the web link to the organizations you chose, and respond to at least one (1) other student. (Note: If you are unable to locate information on organizations in your community, use the Internet to explore organizations online.)
“Adult Learning Theories” Please respond to the following:
- Watch the video below titled, “Andragogy (Adult Learning)”
Andragogy (Adult Learning)
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLoPiHUZbEw
Next, from the readings and video, use Knowles’ six (6) assumptions about adult learning to critique one (1) course or class in which you recently participated as either a student or instructor. Determine which, if any, of Knowles’ assumptions were used in designing and delivering the instruction. Provide one (1) example from the instruction for each assumption used. If none of Knowles’ assumptions were used, speculate about the possible reason(s) for not using his assumptions.