Lesson Planning #2

Understanding the Employee as an Adult Learner”

In an industry which relies heavily on apprenticeship jobsite instruction is critical.  The article makes use of the Experiential Learning Cycle.  This model can be applied to coaching an apprentice carpenter performing a new task without interfering with production.  The lead carpenter presents their experience similar tasks.  They then facilitate reflection by probing with open-ended questions to test apprentice’s comprehension.  Follow-up questions are asked to stimulate further thought on how to respond to challenges that their task.  Finally, I would allow the apprentice to apply the new knowledge while monitoring their work.


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