May 08, 2013 · Adult Learners' Traits. Self-direction Adults feel the need to take responsibility for their lives and decisions and this is why it’s important for them to have control over their learning.Therefore, self-assessment, a peer relationship with the instructor, multiple options and initial, yet subtle support are all Author: Christopher Pappas.
Understand adult learners desire a peer relationship with instructors, rather than a hierarchical one. • Recognize that adults also expect greater availability of instructors. Characteristic #2 - Adults Draw Upon Their Experiences as a Resource in Their Learning Efforts More Than Youth. The adult's experience is a key resource in any learning.
Aug 27, 2013 · Malcolm Knowles adapted the theory of Andragogy, teaching strategies for adult learners, to adults learning in the 1970s. Knowles’ Andragogy outlines theoretical and practical methods based on six characteristics of adult learners.
Adult learners often take responsibility for their own success or failure at learning. Need for Community. Many self-directed adult learners prefer a learning community with whom they can interact and discuss questions and issues. What other characteristics of adult learners can you add this to list?Author: Connie Malamed.