What Is The Difference Between Adult And Child Education?

This video post explores why adult education is different than child education largely because the author has been an instructor of both kinds of humans.

What is The Difference Between Adult and Child Education?




I teach adults now.

You don’t say.

I know. It’s weird.

That’s great, Chris.

How is teaching adults any different?

Uncle Wiki? Help us out.

“Adult education, distinct from child education, is a practice in which adults engage in systematic and sustained self educating activities¬†in order to gain new forms of knowledge, skills and values.”

I teach a course called Video for Learning. Then that would be adult education. Why?

“Yes, it can mean any form of learning adults engage in beyond traditional schooling, encompassing basic literacy to personal fulfillment as a lifelong learner.”

Well, my scholars do learn a process that helps them learn how to make learning videos. So I suppose that’s my philosophy.

“In particular, adult education reflects a specific philosophy about learning and teaching based on the assumption that adults can and want to learn that they are able and willing to take responsibility for that learning and that the learning itself should respond to their needs.”

Yes, UNC!

Please don’t call me that.

Well, teaching people how to make video for learning certainly is fulfilling for me. So next up is a new live cohort of that class in September and an online version available anytime, anywhere.

Excellent, Chris. Excellent.

So tell me, what do you think the difference is between adult and child education?

Comment down below. And until next time.






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