I think these are seven golden rules that our industry can more or less agree on by now. You can download the list using the links at the end of the article, should you want to print or email to someone. Rule 1: People learn by doing. Provide opportunities to apply new knowledge and skills by practicing in as realistic a setting as possible.
Ellen Boeren , Nalita James. This book examines the experiences of adult learners in times of austerity. The power of adult education to transform lives is well known, and it is especially powerful for those who missed out on educational opportunities earlier in life. Those who have been successful learners in the past are more likely to continue their education and training, making extra support and funding ever-more important: however, in the current economic and political climate, support for adult learning is significantly decreasing.
Later, if a student or teacher disrupts the learning environment, the ground-rules can be used as a touchstone for discussion about why the particular behavior is not helping everyone learn, and what can be done to return to the agreements. Think about what adjustments you may need to make in order to serve both majority and minority styles. Education is a culture in itself, with many interpretations.