The starting point of this training is a research based list of factors that influence adults' motivation to participate in adult education. Based on this list we will discover how this influences the role of the trainer and the construction of the training programme.

Target group
• Adult education staff
• Adult education trainers
• Adult education developers

- raising awareness of motivation of adults to participate in education
- making participants familiar with the important factors in learning for adults
- improving the participants knowledge and skills on how to design adult education courses, based on these factors
- trainers’ skills to deal with these factors
- improving the success of adult education

Highlights of the program
• What is adult education
• Motivation of adults to learn
• Obstacles in learning and how to meet these by adapting your education offers
• How to motivate adults and how to keep them motivated for learning

Day to day
Day 1
Introduction to the program, the trainers and participants.
What is adult education?
What is non-formal and informal education?
Participation of adults in informal learning throughout Europe.

Day 2
What is motivation.
Barriers of motivation.
Reasons for adults to participate in education.

Day 3
Important factors in learning for adults.
How to anticipate on these as trainer/teacher when designing a educational program.

Day 4
Learning goals of adults and what this demands from your educational activities.
Role of the teacher as motivator.

Day 5
How to transform your learning outcomes to your daily life.
Evaluation of the training course, certificates.