Adult Learners: Characteristics, Qualities, and Needs Andragogy is the study of how adults learn and is a theory developed by Malcolm Knowles based on a variety of research centered on adult development, needs, and learning styles. Developing Adult Learners will be an invaluable resource for teachers and trainers wanting to build their practice on sound knowledge of adult development and learning. Its strengths are its practicality and its jargon-free style. The many helpful exercises and strategies suggested throughout the book can be used immediately to support adult Cited by:
Multiple Roles of Adult Learners A key characteristic distinguishing reentry adults from other college students is the high likelihood that they are juggling other life roles while attending school, including those of worker, spouse or partner, parent, caregiver, and community member. • Critical inquiry and reasoning: Adult learners increasingly develop the ability to examine and utilize reasoning and decision-making strategies to select, apply, and evaluate evidence in the context of real-world problems. Although many characteristics of the model adult lear ner can be identified in adult learning .
The influx of adult learners into adult education venues has resulted in a demand for qualified adult educators to assist adult learners as they cope with the effects of an ever-changing world. Graduates are Successful Working in a Variety of Positions and in a Variety of Adult Education Settings The ALD program meets the needs of employers. Nov 12, · To encourage a culture that values knowledge and growth, develop professional development formats that support adult learning theory. Creating learning communities, peer coaching, collaborative action research and live lesson observations all support the principles of adult learning. To stand in front of a group of educators and demonstrate a learning strategy is not an assignment [ ].
The Adult and Adult LearningAdults learners can be defined either based on age, cognitive maturity or a nontraditional learner. Each definition has his/her own strong points however it is much more pragmatic to define an adult learner based on age.