Written by Viara Gurova and Vanya Bozhilova, Bulgaria
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Learner Centred Methodologies
Valuing Diversities
Learner Support
General Management Skills
Self assessment of the study skills
Time and task oriented management
Work environment
Communication Sskills
Skills for coping with pressure and stress
Problem solving skills
Study Skills Development
Reading skills
Note taking skills
Gathering and using information
Writing skills
Writing project work
Essay writing skills
Report writing skills
Avoiding plagiarism
Presentation skills
Exam skills
Study skills achievement


The adult education process has to be learner oriented which means everything should be related to their needs, expectations, attitudes and interests. Adults choose to learn for different reasons, more often related to their life and professional situations, plans and prospects. In our dynamic and ever-changing world life-long learning has become a need and a reality. The adult education service gives people the opportunity to move with the times and to cope with its challenges. Not only are the numbers of learners growing, but the diversity of learners is increasing as well - people with different economic, cultural, ethnic, political, religious backgrounds, people with different kinds of disability, different age, sex, professional status and so on. They have different life and study experience and different levels of skills for learning. Some of them have not been involved in the study process for a long time which could be a barrier in their study success. The adult educator has to take care not only of her/his preparation and good teaching, but also of the learners ability to learn effectively by achieving their study aims.

The aim of this part is to help you to be a more supportive adult educator, by developing and improving your learners' study skills. The objectives are related to specific help in:

identifying your ability to support learners
identifying your learners' study skills
helping learners to self-assess and peer-assess their different learning skills
identifying learning styles and strategies
improving awareness of the types and kinds of study skills
using suitable methods and techniques for different skills development
creating a positive and supportive environment

Practical support is provided by checklists, record and planner sheets and tips which can be adapted for your personal purposes.

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