Locavore Learning Styles

The students in your locavore hunting and angling programs may not be the students you are used to in hunter education courses or other outreach programs. This lesson helps you better adapt your curriculum to various learning styles.

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Planning Programs to Break Down Cultural Barriers

Learning about cultural differences in customs and beliefs is the beginning of a rewarding journey toward building trust, cross-cultural communication, and competence. When Extension professionals study cultural traditions, norms, practices, values, and learning styles, they are more prepared to effectively deliver services and connect with culturally different individuals on a deeper level. It is important to keep in mind that everyone is unique in his or her own way, so cultural norms should be viewed as guidelines, not as absolutes. This awareness will serve to enhance Extension's services and communications with audiences, rather than to stereotype individuals or communities.

References on Malcolm Knowles & Adult Learning

Malcolm Shepherd Knowles (1913 – 1997) was an American adult educator. He is credited with being a fundamental influence in the development of the Humanist Learning Theory. These articles will give you a basic understanding of his work and how adults learn differently than children. 

The biggest millennial learning myth

Many regard millennials as vastly different from the previous generation. This modern tech-savvy Internet generation, or Gen Y, is often portrayed by various experts as collaborative, open-minded, job-hoppers, expressive, liberal, and receptive to new ideas. However, one can’t generalize the characteristics of an entire generation.

These notions about generational differences often form the basis for developing a learning strategy for any generation. However, this itself is the biggest myth. Despite the prevalent L&D belief in generation-specific learning preferences, the truth is that the basic expectations across generations are similar—variations are much less dramatic than we’ve been led to believe.