critical thinking, and decision-making and then identifies the related elements. The piece also accentuates how those responsible for teaching adults must facilitate the union of adult learning, critical thinking, and decision-making. Introduction Adult learning is a unique process that requires supporting processes to make it successful. Critical thinking in adult learners. seek to reflect on the key terms and the issues, which arise from it. The approach used to address the problem of critical thinking is through learning Author: Caroline Gibby.
Cooperative Learning Strategies: Cooper (1995) argues that putting students in group learning situations is the best way to foster critical thinking. "In properly structured cooperative learning environments, students perform more of the active, critical thinking with continuous support and feedback from other students and the teacher" (p. 8). Adult Learning Theories Adult learning theories provide insight into how. What Are Adult Learning Theories? There is no single theory of learning that can be ap-plied to all adults. Indeed, the literature of the past century has yielded a variety of models, sets of as-sumptions and principles, theories, and explanations that make up the adult.
Diversity: Making Sense of It Through Critical Thinking. They become intellectually responsible in their approach to thinking through problems and issues, by learning, for example, to take into account all relevant viewpoints whether or not those viewpoints agree with their own or the viewpoints of the groups to which they belong. Adult Learning Theories and Practices1 approaches, problem solving focuses on learning through the context of a • Providing feedback (dialogue, questions, prompts to critical thinking) • Assessing performance (both in the moment and end-state) • Enhancing retention and transfer.