Sustainable Agriculture through Sustainable Learning: A Guide for Educators
This guide will introduce you to Five Best Practices for Adult Learning that you can use in the design and delivery of engaging and productive learning experiences that help farmers and agricultural service providers make changes. The principles are based on research in a variety of fields and their application is relevant in all formats or learning environments – from farm field days, to classroom workshops, to webinars.
The guide will be a valuable resource for educators before, during, and after a single learning event or a series of related events.
In planning before an event, use the best practices to make decisions about the learning environment, customizing the content to better meet the needs of prospective participants, and planning specific learning experiences to integrate.
Look over the guide a day or two before the event to remind you of things to keep in mind during a learning event.
After a learning event use the guide to identify and make note of whether there were gaps between what you planned to do and what actually happened, and identify what you might do differently next time and why.
Let this Guide help you keep your learning as an educator sustainable!