To promote a positive learning experience for both the student and preceptor, it is important to review principles of adult learning, learning styles, and how best to accommodate students with disabilities.

For your use, we have created these adult learning infographics:

  • Being a Preceptor to an Adult Learner - Adult learners bring a greater skill set with varied professional and educational experience. Previous successes and failures may color a student’s learning style. Learn how to address these.
  • Strategies for Effective Preceptor Teaching - There are several successful teaching strategies to help incorporate your preceptor teaching role into the clinic routine - with the least amount of disruption to usual workflow.

Adult Learning Resources

  • Cuellar, L. M., and Ginsburg, B. D. (2019). Preceptor’s Handbook for Pharmacists, 4th Edition: Vol. 4th edition. ASHP.
  • Latessa, R., Schmitt, A., Beaty, N., Buie, S., and Ray, L. (2016). Preceptor teaching tips in longitudinal clerkships. Clinical Teacher, 13(3), 213.
  • Leinberger, G. (2015). Teaching millennials: Time for a change in tactics. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 15(1), 123–132.
  • Partnering in Nurse Practitioner Education: Welcome to Precepting! Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF). Authored by Susan J. Corbridge, PhD, ACNP, FAANP; Kathy Sparbel, PhD, FNP; and Jane Kapustin, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN.
  • Russell, S. S. (2006). An overview of adult-learning processes. Urologic Nursing, 26(5), 349–370.

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