Introduction to this guide
The aim of this resource is provide you with a practical guide for understanding the basics of contemporary learning theory and how you can apply them. The skills and strategies detailed will help you to make learning opportunities more active, engaging, meaningful and collaborative.
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Four main theories of adult learning will be briefly explored and strategies given for each:
Drawing on the variety of theoretical perspectives on learning can be useful when developing effective training practices. Flexibility in our theoretical position allows us to use a number of methods in our training in order to cater to the diversity of learners and the kind of information and skills they need. Choose a learning theory from the contents page to find out more about each one.