The Benefits of Engaging Adult Learners In An Accelerated Learning Environment

Accelerated learning (experiential learning) is based on adult learners being an active part of the learning environment.

Through learner, engagement facilitators help take them on a unique journey that incorporates all the cognitive, physical, and emotional aspects of learning outlined in a number of adult learning theories. This can be accomplished via the use of learning games and activities that allow participants to work through various issues, challenges, and problems during the session.

The Benefits of Engaging Adult Learners

In the process, learners identify potential options and gain new knowledge and insights that help them develop their own solutions to issues and situations to which they have been introduced. In effect, they become co-facilitators in their own learning and aid one another in recognizing solutions or developing strategies for applying what they learn once they leave the learning environment.

The Benefits of Engaging Adult Learners In An Accelerated Learning EnvironmentFor activities and games that can help engage your adult learners and allow them to not only enjoy their learning experience but also take ownership of learning outcomes and use what they experience, get a copy of Creative Learning: Activities and Games That Really Engage People.

Robert W. Lucas is an expert on Adult Learning

Listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the South & Southeast, Bob Lucas is an internationally-known author and learning and performance expert who specializes in workplace performance-based training and consulting services. He has four decades of experience in customer service, human resources development, and management in a variety of organizational environments. Bob was the 1995 and 2011 President of the Central Florida Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Bob has lived, traveled and worked in 28 different countries and geographic areas. During the past 40 years, Bob has shared his knowledge with workplace professionals from hundreds of organizations, such as, Webster University, AAA, Orange County Clerk of Courts, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Martin Marietta, all U.S. military branches, and Wachovia Bank. In addition, Bob has provided consulting and training services to numerous major organizations on a variety of workplace learning topics.To contact Bob visit his website at or his blog

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