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According to Merriam-Webster learn is a transitive verb defined asto gain knowledge or understanding of or skill in by studyinstruction or experience I believe this is often the intendeddefinition in common everyday use of the word In speaking about adultlearning however Merriam and Brockett 1997 use a much morespecialized definition Adult learning is a cognitive processinternal to the learner it is what the learner does in ateaching-learning transaction as opposed to what the educator doesp 6 After providing this definition of learning these authors goon to offer several definitions of adult education including the onethey maintain activities intentionally designed for the purpose ofbringing about learning among those whose age social roles orself-perception define them as adults Merriam Brockett 1997 p8 I embrace their definition which verifies the importance of theactivities and techniques we as adult educators provide for our studentsin order to facilitating their learning In exploring literature ontechniques for teaching adult learners I have found that some of thesuggested techniques I already employ in my adult class some I will trywith my students when class resumes in the fall and some I really likebut are incompatible with my programThe adult class I teach is a program to prepare learners ages eighteenand above sixteen and seventeen year olds are admitted upon providing asigned waiver from the school district they last attended for the GEDTests Because our program is funded by the state many decisionssurrounding content and procedure are made for teachers and students As a result the learning that takes place is more accurately describedas self-regulated than self-directed because as Brookfield 2013explains students have some choice in determining how they willachieve institutionally approved objectives 90 Even though procedure and materials to be used are previouslydetermined some aspects of both can be loosely implemented leavingroom for some variation For example upon enrollment in our programeach student is given the Test of Adult Basic Education TABE aninstrument
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