ANDRAGOGICAL TEACHING METHODS TO ENHANCE NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT CLASSROOM
The aim of this study was to provide a reflection of current trends in higher education, identify some of the changes in
student behavior, and potential identification of non-traditional classroom facilitation with the purpose of strengthening
active learning and use of technology in the classroom. Non-traditional teaching is emerging in the form of blended
classrooms, flipped classrooms, active learning, and team based learning. Incorporation of classroom technology,
includes interactive tutorials, eBooks, Toolwire simulations, and embedding media into course content. The result of the
study identified the potential paradigm shift that supports the proposal of new Non-Traditional Adult Teaching Models to
help faculty in post-secondary education demonstrate diverse methods of teaching from the perspective of
Non-traditional students require non-traditional facilitation methods in the classroom. Facilitation methods are
transforming to include interactive tutorials, videos, and games that engage the adult student learner in a blended or
flex-net classroom. There are significant benefits for educational models that consist of both an online and blended
format, that combines face-to-face and interactive activities. The non-traditional student and non-traditional faculty
require more hands on guidance to learn effective navigation of advanced technology. Promoting student-faculty
interaction and a more efficient use of institutional resources will be one of the best new strategies and trends for nontraditional
adult student learners in higher education.
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