Characteristics of adult learning principles

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Characteristics of adult learning principles

  1. 1. Characteristics of Adult Learning Principles Reported by: Caballero, Patricia Masesar, Adie Monillas, Agatha Reyes, Gavrielle Victoria, Domingo John
  2. 2. • Andragogy- adult learning theory of Malcolm Knowles • Malcolm Shepherd Knowles (1913 – 1997) was an American educator well known for the use of the term Andragogy as synonymous to the adult education. Adult Learning Theory
  3. 3. is the art and science of adult learning, it is refers to any form of adult learning. Andragogy in Greek means the man- leading in comparison to pedagogy, which in Greek means child-leading. Andragogy
  4. 4. • Autonomous & self‐directed ―Adult learners prefer to be free to direct themselves. Actively involve them in the learning process and serve as a facilitator for them. Characteristics of Adult Learner
  5. 5. • Life experiences & knowledge – Learners need to connect learning to their knowledge and experience base (family relationships, professional life, and previous academic experience). Characteristics of Adult Learner
  6. 6. • Goal‐oriented – learners usually know what goal they want to attain. Good organization and clearly defined elements are much appreciated. • Relevancy‐oriented – Learners must see a reason for learning something new. It has to be applicable to their work or other responsibilities to be of value. – Allow learners to choose projects that reflect their own interests. Characteristics of Adult Learner
  7. 7. • Practical – Learners may not be interested in knowledge for its own sake. Let them know explicitly how the lesson will be useful to them on the job. – Respect • Acknowledge the wealth of experiences that learners bring to the classroom. Learners should be treated as equals in experience and knowledge. Characteristics of Adult Learner

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