Instructor Training Program: Philosophies of Adult Learning

When you think about philosophy and theory, imagine that you are a sailor embarking on an important expedition. Philosophy can be compared to the rudder of a sailboat, while theories are the sails. Sails are required to move the boat through the water: they define how your sailboat moves. Without a rudder, however, you have no control: you cannot make the boat move in the direction you want to go, and you are at the mercy of the winds. Thus, philosophy guides you in a certain direction and theories allow you to move to your destination.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to: