How to learn new skills


In our How to Learn New Skills course for adults, you’ll look at the principles behind what educators know as Bloom’s Taxomony, which looks at four types of knowledge we acquire and the models and ways we can hone our ability to comprehend, learn, remember and recall.

Learning is child’s play indeed, but for an adult it’s no longer that simple. The brain finds it harder to absorb and adapt new knowledge, thinking and patterns. It’s one of the reasons we don’t like change. But now more than ever, the business world is moving fast and to keep relevant and current, you need to constantly adapt and learn new skills. Don’t get left behind.

In all our business courses, you get access to around six hours of e-learning that you can watch, listen and read. There are usually 100 questions and at the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion that you can use against any personal or professional development requirements. As well as the course, you also receive a FREE e-book that you can read on your Kindle or other e-reader. You also get a FREE audiobook of the course so you can listen to the whole course uninterrupted on your device.


Module One: Introduction

  • Welcome
  • What you’ll learn
  • How it works

Module Two: Bloom’s Taxonomy

  • Bloom’s Theory
  • History
  • New Understanding
  • Definition
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Knowledge 

  • Behavior
  • Actions
  • Examples
  • Implementation
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Comprehension

  • Behavior
  • Actions
  • Examples
  • Implementation
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Application

  • Behavior
  • Actions
  • Examples
  • Implementation
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Analysis

  • Behavior
  • Actions
  • Examples
  • Implementation
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions


Module Seven: Synthesis 

  • Behavior
  • Actions
  • Examples
  • Implementation
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Evaluation

  • Behavior
  • Actions
  • Examples
  • Implementation
  • Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Updated Version

  • Remembering and Understanding
  • Applying and Analyzing
  • Evaluating
  • Creating
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Types of Knowledge

  • Factual
  • Conceptual
  • Procedural
  • Metacognitive
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Training

  • Examples
  • Problem Solving
  • Qualitative Assessments
  • Create Plans
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Closing Thoughts

  • Lessons Learned
  • Words from the wise
  • Your results
  • Further reading

Topics Covered

Throughout the course you will develop key skills as you cover the following topics

  • Knowledge acquisition and the learning models behind it
  • Comprehension theory
  • Recall of information – how it works
  • Application of learning skills
  • Analysis and synthesis of information
  • Types of knowledge – factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive

What You'll Learn

By the end of this course in Adult Learning Theory, you will

  • Know the principles and science behind learning
  • Understand how to maximise your learning capability
  • Be able to use theories and models for increasing your learning capability as an adult

Who's it for?

Anyone either in work, returning to work or wanting to return to the world of learning as an adult and wants to make the most of their new pursuits.

Prior knowledge

Management of the business and its people should be part of your knowledge and experience.  As you develop your career, there will be a constant requirement to not only refresh and update existing technical learning but also to develop new skills and ways of thinking and behaving.

Technical Skills

Whether you’re in production, distribution, sales, finance, human resources or management your technical skills will always need to keep up with the latest developments in technology and change. The learning for this will generally come from your peers, industry trends and specialised training.

New skills

However, as you move up in seniority through an organisation or become and entrepreneur, you will be faced with learning a much wider array of skills. You will need to learn how to be a generalist but with the ability to look at the whole of a business and how it all interlocks.

People Skills

Most importantly, you will need to master your own behaviours and character and emotional intelligence in order to influence, inspire and bring people along with your vision.

Your career, personal and professional development should never stop, whether you are learning because of a company or professional body requirement or whether you are just wanting to grow.


We have many more courses for you, your business or organisation. Get in touch about how to get our courses available to your organisation or fellow learners at [email protected]

For Businesses

Are you looking for a comprehensive learning solution for you and your teams? We have a portfolio of over 150 business short courses that are available online and on-demand. These ready to go courses cover all key areas of a business from finance & operations, sales & marketing, human resources to administration and management. As well as hard skills that range from elementary to advanced, there is an array of people and soft skill development.

Our e-learning is comprehensive, up to date and produced by a high quality learning and editorial team. It combines the latest in business thinking with the latest in learning technology. Learning can be delivered wholly online through self-study, with virtual tutor support or in a group & classroom environment by our qualified trainers.

  • All online learning is tracked and courses can be used as part of a personal development plan for staff
  • Learners can study out of hours or in breaks with bite-size learning
  • Get back end management reports on learner progress
  • Cost efficiently solve any compliance, insurance, regulatory, union or staff association requirements
  • Save on staff training and CPD costs
  • Choose and pay for only the courses you need or look at our library models for even greater value
  • No lock-in contracts – pay monthly or get a handsome discount for annual and multi-year deals
  • No big installations necessary – a simple web browser is all you need to get started
  • New courses being added all the time

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