This one-of-a-kind book fills a gap in the literature by providing readers with a systematic approach to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) training for programs and projects. Bridging theoretical concepts with practical, how-to knowledge, the authors draw upon the scholarly literature, applied resources, and over 50 years of combined experience to provide expert guidance that can be tailored to different M&E training needs and contexts, including those for novices, professionals, organizations and their staff, community members, and other groups with a desire to learn and sustain sound M&E practices.

Adult Learning

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter readers will be able to . . .

  • Explain what is learning and why it is hard to verify
  • Explain Bloom’s three learning domains
  • Identify the key characteristics of adult learning from andragogy
  • Describe Kolb’s experiential learning cycle
  • Compare and contrast a “four learning styles” approach with the “visual-auditory-kinesthetic” or VAK perspective for understating learning styles
  • Explain what is differentiated instruction and why it is important
  • Compare and contrast learner-centered with trainer-centered approaches to training
  • Summarize the key adult learning principles identified for M&E training

We have taken a look at the context for M&E training as a system, and to a large degree, Chapter 4 informs training delivery for the learners or trainees in this ...

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