Adults Want to Learn - RAD154

Adults Want to Learn

A Challenge for Supervisors

by Jane Heetderks-Cox, MS, RD, LD
(4.3 / 498 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.50 CE Credit)

Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50


Supervisors wear several hats, sometimes more than one at a time. Clinical expertise, practical experience, and management training do not necessarily prepare healthcare professionals for an essential task: how to train people. Supervisors typically need to provide ongoing training to staff members, covering a variety of topics such as organizational procedures and profession-specific content in a way that motivates employees to learn. This course explains that adult training requires teaching methods different from those of childhood education. It prepares supervisors to create educational sessions that all audience members can understand, addressing all learning styles and skill levels.


The goal of this continuing education program is to help the dietitian, athletic trainer, fitness professional, health educator, laboratory professional, occupational therapist, radiologic technologist, and respiratory therapist manager understand how adults learn, so they can develop effective education and training activities. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast the learning methods of adults and children
  • List adult learning principles and styles of learning
  • Identify various effective teaching methods for adults
  • Write an effective behavioral objective

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, audiology/speech-language pathologyists paramedics and EMTs, fitness professionals, health educators, laboratory professionals, occupational therapists, radiologic technologists and respiratory therapists.
Radiologic Techs: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 9/23/2013 to 10/1/2016 and 04/19/2018 to 05/01/2020.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 9/23/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/27/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/1/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Sterling L - Mesa, AZ  ·  Aug 12, 2019
Very applicable in the imaging field where technology is constantly changing
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Stacey K - washington, IL  ·  Aug 08, 2019
it was a good course to learn from
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Jonathan D - Mobile, AL  ·  Aug 03, 2019
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Chris B - Hudson, FL  ·  Aug 01, 2019
very informative objectives
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Rebecca C - largo, FL  ·  Jul 05, 2019
Very beneficial for not only those in Leadership
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Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50