Adult learners face a unique set of challenges when deciding to go back to school. They must overcome a vast array of hurdles in higher education, not just in balancing work and family, but in cost considerations, accessibility, and commitments necessary for returning to school.
There are plenty of teachers at every level, from K-12 to professors in PhD programs, who integrate interactive strategies to their course structure. This helps to diversify the material and addresses many different learning styles. Studies have shown that breaking up lecture with varying activities can increase student grades and outcomes significantly. But it’s not enough to make sure every student is supported.
Lecturing has proven effective for thousands of people, but it leaves many students behind by not addressing differences in learning styles. Studies have shown that traditional lecturing increases failure rates by 55% when compared to active learning strategies.