Learning Theories and Styles | INDE.801

This course may be eligible for HRCI---PHR, SPHR and GPHR general recertification credit. This seminar for training and learning professionals covers adult learning theories and styles, and allows participants to explore their own learning style/preferences through instruments, discussion and experience, how to be flexible when relating to others' styles, identifying learning problems related to style issues, and resolving these issues are addressed.

Topics include how to incorporate a variety of learning experiences to accommodate different styles when instructing or designing training. Emphasis is placed on assisting participants in the use of creative and effective training methods to reach learning objectives. A learning assignment is completed in class. Discussions focus on application for self, work and the training environment.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, students should be able to

  • Discuss learning theories that fall into one of the following major perspectives or paradigms: Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism, Humanism, & 21st Century Skills
  • Evaluate different learning styles and identify personal preferences such as: Sensory vs. Intuitive, Visual vs. Verbal, Active vs. Reflective, & Sequential vs. Global
  • Understand the needs of adult learners and list strategies for flexibly responding to "unexpected" learning preferences.
  • Develop instructional activities that address multiple learning styles or that can be adapted to meet the needs of many different kinds of learners.

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