Regardless of whom you are training, you will need to follow the principles of adult learning theory and active learning. Portions of this training have provided examples of some active learning strategies you might want to include in your own trainings. Title: Effective Teaching Strategies Author: CDC Created Date: 8/12/ PM. Adult Education in Practice Teaching Methods and Course Structure '(L)earning rests not upon the teaching skills of the leader, not upon scholarly knowledge of the field, not upon curricular planning, not upon use of audiovisual aids, not upon the programmed learning used, not upon lectures and presentations, not upon an abundance of books, . Today’s educators and corporate trainers must adapt to the different needs, learning styles and challenges presented by teaching adults.