Strength-Based Adult Education
Date posted: August 23, 2018
Strength-based practice is not a huge leap for educators committed to adult learning principles. We know adults learn best when they can relate learning directly to their lived experience. They are motivated when their learning answers the questions that bother them and assists them to master specific situations in their lives. Adult educators understand the relationship between performance and self-esteem. Most adult literacy educators share the values of strength-based welfare practitioners. p. 14
For an introduction (or refresher), read Working from Strengths: Venturing towards strength-based adult education from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research in Australia. Developed for adult literacy practitioners, this resource covers the principles of strength-based practice, a technique that concentrates on the strengths, capacities and aspiration of individuals and uses these as a catalyst for change and growth. It provides examples of key processes and techniques.