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Readiness to Learn

1. Discuss how "readiness to learn" and the ability to set goals can be used to inform instruction of adult learners.

2. How can instructors use information presented by Chu (2012), Mishra (2013) when teaching adult learners?"

Useful references:

Chu, R. J, Chu, A. Z.; Weng, C. et al. (2012). Transformation for adults in an internet-based learning environment - Is it necessary to be self-directed? British Journal of Educational Technology. 43(2), pp. 205-216.

Mishra, P., Fahnoe, C., Henriksen, D. et al. (2013). Creativity, self-directed learning and the architecture of technology rich environments. TechTrends. 57(1), pp. 10-13.

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1.Discuss how "readiness to learn" and the ability to set goals can be used to inform instruction of adult learners.

Readiness to learn must be established as a paradigm for adult learners because adult learners are presented as learners who know the direction that they want for their learning goals and objectives. Therefore, readiness to learn is a byproduct of what must exist within an adult learner as they must possess the drive and will to learn as learners with the readiness and willingness to learn according to their goals and objectives. The necessity for adult learners to have established objectives and goals is at the core of andragogy, which is the study of adult learners and how they learn differently than children.

Adult learners are more inclined to be self-directed learners, which entails a readiness to ...

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513 words discussing the benefits of setting goals for adult learners, and methods of instruction.

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