Courses and programs

Adult Learning Theories and Principles (Empowering the Educator m7)


Welcome to the eLearning module Adult Learning Principles and Theories.

The module encourages educates to apply adult learning theories and principles to foster a learner-centred approach to education delivery.

A certificate is issued on completion.


At the completion of this module you will be able to:

  • identify a range of adult learning theories and principles
  • describe how these adult learning theories and principles can be used to adapt and respond to the needs of learners
  • reflect on learning theories and principles and describe how they can be used to improve educational outcomes


This module is aimed at all staff within NSW Health who have a formal or informal role in providing education to staff. The resource is aimed at 'Competent' level educators in NSW Health as defined by the Empowering the Educator Capability Framework and may qualify for up to 0.5 hrs of Continuous Professional Development