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Focus Week: Leverage adult learning principles to support and facilitate learning

24 March 2023
Recording of Zoom Webinar

Please note: This live event has now occurred. However, you can still purchase the recording of this webinar individually OR as part of the Student Support Bundle.

This webinar is one of five available during Velg Training's dedicated Focus Week - Student Support.

About this webinar

Adult learners bring increased complexity to the classroom – they have distinct expectations from, and motivations for, any learning they undertake, and they bring their life experiences and current circumstances to the learning arena. As trainers and assessors in VET, when we teach adults, we deal with these principles every day.

What’s interesting is that learning trends are moving away from teacher-led instruction toward student-centred and social learning—some of the very same principles that underpin adult learning theory and relate to the andragogical model. In this session, explore how to leverage these principles in your own practice to understand, encourage, and engage your adult learners.

Also, take a look at how digital teaching tools can support this kind of collaborative development of skills and knowledge.

Join this session to: 

  • Refresh on the characteristics of adult learners 

  • Update on key points within adult learning theory 

  • Examine various instructional approaches that support adult learning theory 

  • Explore four (4) different digital technologies ideal for adult learners in a student-centred learning environment and that you can use in your classroom / training room TODAY

Key topics covered within webinar

  • Characteristics of adult learners
  • Adult learning theory
  • Instructional approaches that support adult learning theory
  • Digital technologies ideal for social-constructivist learning

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 72 hours of the session close. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging on to the online training session.

Date & Time

Friday 24 March  2023
10:30am - 11:30am (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:30am - 12:30pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:00am - 12:00pm (ACDT: SA)
10:00am - 11:00am (ACST: NT)
8:30am - 9:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Anyone responsible for developing or delivering to adult learners:

  • Trainers
  • Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • L&D Managers
  • Curriculum developers
  • Resource developers

What to expect

Presented by Michelle Charlton, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Michelle Charlton


As the Principal of her organisation, Michelle works with her team to provide specialised VET and RTO support services including:

  • Writing and resource development
  • Assessment and document review
  • Assessment validation
  • QA services
  • Professional Development information and activities

Michelle is an experienced presenter and facilitator, a qualified trainer and assessor, and has industry qualifications and experience in project management, leadership and management, training and education, and business operations.

She holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Adult and Vocational Education, and Training and Development.

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Michelle Charlton before the session, please email

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