Adult learning is self- directed so the teacher was very effective when it came to the way he taught all the students. He gave all the students the freedom to assume responsibility for their own choices and when it came to workload he made sure all the students were very proactive in making decisions and in participating. We would also use the psycho motor skill , where as students we would mimic the teacher's movement repeatedly, with feedback until the software feature was mastered.
Many of the ways our professor teaching methods were to engage directly to achieving our personal learning objectives, which resulted us in being inspired and motivated to engage in projects and be successful .
As adult learners, its very crucial to have collaboration with their instructors. This allows adult learners to be more productive, therefore when their contribution is also accepted they are willing to put out their best work.
Our class consisted with group work and discussion groups, allowed all the adult learners to have an input which was accepted and acknowledged. Which allows all the students to open up more and have opinions which people would consider. Having the social interaction , builds encouragement within the class and builds higher order thinking skills which always critical to academic and employment success.
Simulations and Games
When it came out to testing out the different structural buildings and their capability of weight, we tested it out on different simulation programs and also vary of games which was used in order to attract the students. A lot of frequent activities also helps students to stay engaged in the learning, allowed the students to extend, apply and allowed us to master our craft with the software. Having active learning makes the class a lot more interesting for the students and teacher.
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