One of the major positive trends in adult lifelong learning over the past several years is that more organizations have recognized the need to do a much better job of grounding learning experiences in what we actually know about how adults learn.
In a nutshell, we need to move away from the excessive emphasis on lectures that has characterized adult lifelong learning from time immemorial. We need to provide more opportunities for adults to interact and collaborate with each other, to learn from each others’ experiences, and to engage in various approaches to making learning stick.
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We also need to reassert the learner’s responsibility for learning and support learners in embracing that responsibility.