In Andragogy or adult learning theory, it is presumed that adults have specific learning requirements. The adult learning theory also suggests that the best learning environments are the ones that are collaborative and utilize a problem-based approach.It is important to note that not every student is in the adult learner stage. With this in mind, it is encouraged that students be made aware of the traits of adult learners, and aspire to gain a few of these characteristics.
6 Main Characteristics of Adult Learners
There are 6 main characteristics of adult learners according to Malcolm Knowles (1980, 1984) who was one of the pioneers in this field.
ATD’s Core Four is a two-day event that will focus on the foundational elements that every learning and talent development professional should comprehend. These four key topics include:
Like it or not, everybody is selling something. Job seekers, employees, and entrepreneurs all need to pitch themselves to somebody. For whatever else they are, social platforms are undeniably powerful self-promotion tools. Personal branding may come with certain pitfalls, but it’s also something of an imperative. read more...
The International Code Council (ICC) will be holding a major educational event in Arlington and we would like to invite the Association for Talent Development (ATD) members to participate in this event at a reduced price. We would appreciate your assistance in making this information available to your members.
ATD Members are invited to participate in the Multigenerational Communications in the Workplace Institute, May 22–26, at the University of Texas in Arlington. This training event will provide attendees with proven techniques to help successfully manage the multigenerational workforce. Haydn Shaw, one of the featured presenters, is a leading expert on the multiple generations, leadership, change management, personal productivity, and trust.
Multigenerational Communications in the Workplace Institute is Track 4 at the ICC Training & Certification Summit, sponsored by the International Code Council (ICC). ATD Members will receive special discount pricing to attend. Regular Price is $450 for this 3-day event, but, we are offering ATD members the opportunity to participate at our ICC member price of $350. To receive the discount price to attend this training event, click here to Register.
On March 10 at the Monthly Chapter Meeting, we will vote to accept the changes to the Chapter ByLaws and Constitution.
View them here.
The book club will give members the opportunity to:
To sign up please visit http://pbc.guru/atd/austin/ and follow the steps to sign up. The program is free for chapter members.
Vote on our next book by Monday February 20! You will receive a link to vote once you sign up!
The book club will be managed by PBC Guru. PBC Guru manages professional book clubs for companies and will be moderating the LinkedIn group for the chapter to help make this program a great experience for all participants. If you'd like to learn more about PBC Guru you can visit their website at www.pbc.guru or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to email them with any questions about the Book Club.
A great place to launch new products and services is often in places where there is no competition. Finding such an area of nonconsumption—where customers can be delighted by something that is infinitely better than their alternative (nothing at all)—is key to launching a disruptive innovation.
Spotting and sizing a nonconsumption opportunity is often challenging, however, because there is, by definition, no existing market.
These two factors are part of what makes the market for helping adults learn basic skills or develop workforce skills so intriguing...read more
ATD has named the Austin Chapter as a Champion of Learning for the great participation in Employee Learning Week, December 5-9, 2016.
ATD Austin held the annual Leader in Learning award, annual awards banquet, two free webinars, cosponsored ATD LearnNow, and received a proclamation from the Mayor of Austin. Check it out here!
(from Caveo.com) Learning is getting more customized, more adaptive, and made available however and wherever… but as ever, the only trend that really matters is delivering business value. read more
I was honored to represent the Austin ATD Chapter at the 4th Annual Corporate Learning Week in Dallas, TX on November 8th – 9th 2016. The conference brought 250+ CLO and director-level participants together with industry thought leaders to explore emerging technologies, best practices and next practices in corporate learning. It was most certainly one of the best designed conferences I have attended, filled with keynotes, multi-track presentations, round table discussions, a demonstration drive in the vendor hall, lunch n learns, and plenty of networking opportunities...read the full story