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Working with Non-traditional Learners

Working with Non-traditional Learners

In this professional development video excerpted from Getting Results, diverse learners study biotechnology at a technical college. The instructor and her students describe the students' unique backgrounds: an older adult learner with lengthy professional experience in the computer industry, an immigrant student with a master's degree in microbiology from her native country, and a younger student who had gone as far as he could in his job. The instructor states that examining these diverse backgrounds helps her make the most of each individual's contribution, particularly in the lab where students work as a team. The video runs 3:15 and is accompanied by a background essay and discussion questions. Users who sign up for a free account can save the resource and download the video as well.


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