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Motivating Adult Learners

Hi everyone,

I was recently in Florida at a conference and we were discussion this topic, and I’m taking this opportunity to follow-up here with a broader audience.

The research on motivating adult learners notes that there are three main areas that comprise a platform for motivation (or lack thereof).  These areas are:

Is Test Anxiety Keeping Women Out of STEM Fields?

Colleagues, 

This Motivation Thing

"They just don't want to learn." How often have you heard teachers say that? "I ask them to come to class prepared to write about something, and they don't even read what I give them on the topic. They're not motivated!"

Can anyone motivate someone else? Can anyone motivate you? Can teachers motivate students to write more? Read more? Think more critically? How closely is motivation linked to a student's culture?

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5 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

"5 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners," September 28, 2015, by Alexandra Marrshall (Seeds of Literacy blog) - https://www.seedsofliteracy.org/5-ways-to-motivate-adult-learners/   "For adult learners who are out of the habit of actively learning new things, it can be easy to get discouraged when lessons don’t instantly click. Try these tips with the adults you work with, and watch the spark of motivation carry them through their lessons.

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Self-Efficacy and Adult Student Motivation

Hi all,

I wanted to share with you a few comments made by participants who are taking part in the LINCS Region 2 webinar series, Adult Learner Motivation.  The webinar series includes 3 main topics as well as a private study circle area in the LINCS Community for participants to exchange ideas, share expertise, and learn from each other.  The webinar topics include:

COABE session on Motivating the Adult Learner

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Adult Student Motivation - The Learning Environment

Good afternoon,

I wanted to share with you a summary of the third of three LINCS webinar from the series, Supporting Adult Student Motivation, which was offered to adult educators in LINCS Region 2.  The third webinar focused on monitoring student learning and the learning environment.  Cris Smith led the webinars and provided guidance between sessions through a study circle that was set up for participants through the LINCS Community.  Below are the highlights from the third webinar.

Self-Regulation

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Adult Student Motivation - Goal Setting

Good morning,

The second LINCS webinar of the series, Adult Student Motivation - Goal Setting, was recently offered to adult educators in LINCS Region 2.  After the webinar, participants posed these questions and issues:

Reminder: Webinar on Improving adult literacy using technology to support learning & motivation 9/6

Join us for a FREE webinar on Friday, September 6, 2013, 3-4:30 pm Eastern sponsored by the LINCS Region 1 Professional Development Center.

Reminder: Webinar on Improving adult literacy using technology to support learning & motivation 9/6

Join us for a FREE webinar on Friday, September 6, 2013, 3-4:30 pm Eastern sponsored by the LINCS Region 1 Professional Development Center.

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