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Training Registry: Core Areas of Knowledge

What are Core Areas of Knowledge?
The “Core Areas of Knowledge” provide a framework for the knowledge trainers and educators should have in order to provide quality professional development experiences for adult learners. The following areas of knowledge have been defined for trainers and educators who wish to provide training recognized by the Trainer Registry:

1)  Adult Learning and Development

  • Understands individual differences among adult learners.
  • Understands the process of adult development.
  • Understands the importance of experiential learning.

2)  Training Curriculum and Design

  • Possesses an in-depth knowledge of the training content.
  • Understands how to adapt training to participants’ needs.
  • Understands how to research, organize and implement an effective adult training experience.

3)  Training Methodology and Presentation

  • Understands the elements of a positive learning environment.
  • Understands their role as a facilitator of adult learning.
  • Understands the dynamics of group management and interaction as a teaching tool.

4)  Cultural and Individual Diversity

  • Values the experiential knowledge base adults bring to training encounters.
  • Understands the importance of respecting individual and cultural diversity among training participants.

5)  Training Evaluation

  • Understands methods of assessing training outcomes.
  • Understands the importance of assessing implications for future training and follow-up with participants.