encourage the adult learner to explore yet more change. Characteristic #9 - Adults Are More Diverse Than Youth. Adults vary from each other as learners in terms of age and experiences much more than traditional age learners. Such differences can be used as a powerful resource for adult learning.
Aug 27, 2013 · Malcolm Knowles’ six characteristics of adult learners emphasizes the need to focus training on the learner’s experiences and interests. Agents have different personalities, backgrounds, learning styles and motivators.
My problem with this is that many of these could be charactersitics of non-adult learners e.g. kids can be inquisitive and results oriented as well. But also, at what point does one move from being a ‘child’ to an ‘adult’ learner. Is it simply by age or by qualification, or something else all together.Author: Connie Malamed.
May 09, 2013 · The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy. Malcolm Shepherd Knowles (1913 – 1997) was an American educator well known for the use of the term Andragogy as synonymous to adult education. According to Malcolm Knowles, andragogy is the art and science of adult learning, thus andragogy refers to any form of adult learning. (Kearsley, 2010).Author: Christopher Pappas.