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How Adults Learn

Smart Learning for Adults Part 2

Language:  English
Take a journey with this e-book and find out how adults actually learn; the barriers they overcome, and the techniques they can use to enhance learning.
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This book is about how adults learn, how their memory functions and the techniques for improved learning. It includes acronyms, illustrations and quotations to help you on your journey of learning. Discover, how:

• Interruptions, chunking, and mental rehearsal helps you learn more effectively.

• The laws of association help you register and retrieve information quickly.

• The value of the Primacy and Recency effect in memory and of making things unique.

• Visualisation and mental rehearsal is as good an aid to learning as actually doing things.

• Self-testing is one of the most effective ways to master information.

• Reflection, or thinking about experiences will imprint them on our brain.

About the author

Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer and author. He is the author of 21 books published in Ireland, the UK and abroad on learning, personal development, study skills and business management.  Some of his books have gone into foreign translations and second editions. He has an M.Ed. with distinction (in training and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS). He is a fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).

  1. Introduction 
  2. How Do Adults Learn? 
    1. Trends in adult learning 
    2. How Adults Like to Learn
    3. Adults are self-directed learners 
    4. Adults like to share experience 
    5. Adults are motivated by goals 
    6. Adults like practical problems 
    7. Adults like to know the reason for learning 
    8. Adults like to be challenged
    9. Adults have other responsibilities 
    10. Adults are sometimes fearful of formal learning situations 
    11. Adults desire respect 
    12. Adults should aspire to lifelong learning 
    13. Differences between adult learners and child learners 
    14. Barriers to adult learning 
    15. Removing the barriers to adult learning 
  3. Smart Learning for Adults 
    1. Linking and Association 
    2. Frequency or repetition 
    3. Reflection 
    4. Primacy and Recency Effect 
    5. The Power of Interruptions 
    6. Chunking for better recall 
    7. Visualisation 
    8. Mental Rehearsal 
  4. Summary
About the Author

Samuel A. Malone