In recent decades, several theoretical approaches to adult learning have served as useful lenses for research on adult learners; these frameworks help researchers think about practices across various contexts of adult learning, including the college classroom. Andragogy is arguably the best-known of these theoretical approaches. Effective Adult Learning Practices Knowing a little about how adults learn can also make you a more effective teacher. Adults learn in the same way children do but have special needs and requirements as students. Malcolm Knowles, a pioneer in adult learning, based his work on the concept of andragogy (the art and science of how adults learn).
Malcolm Knowles, a pioneer in adult education, popularized the concept of five teaching strategies for adults, which states that students learn best when: Adults understand why something is important to know or do. Adults have the freedom to learn in their own way. The best ways we can bring about effective learning are by recognizing students as individuals, with unique, personal ways of knowing and learning, by creating learning situations that recognize diversity, and by providing empowering experiences in which students are challenged to think!
You should understand that adult learners may need time to adjust to using adult learning techniques. Balancing what engagement strategies you use with the overall goal for your presentation will help ensure effective adult learning. (Concepts from works by Malcolm Knowles and Jeff Hurt). Adult Learning Theories and Practices1 This brief article provides a basic framework for the instructor to consider as they plan and deliver training to adult learners. The theories and practices are based on long-standing research and data with regard to effective .
Abstract The application of the best practices of teaching adults to the education of adults in medical education settings is important in the process of transforming learners . Adult Learning Theories Every Instructional Designer Must Know.