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This resource clearly lists the main characteristics of adult learners and related teaching strategies. Although it focuses on online participants, the characteristics are more or less the same as the ones of adult learners in traditional classes. The teaching strategies may not be an only solution, but they help me think about how to improve my instruction. For example, the characteristic of “adults have a problem centered approach to learning” reminds me to “show immediately how new knowledge or skills can be applied to current problems or situations.”

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RIT On-line Learning. “Characteristics of Adult Learners.”                                   Accessed June 18, 2015 http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/resources/essentialskillreading _hs_level3_characteristicsadultlearners.pdf

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