The Adult Learner

Andragogy

Andragogy: What's in a word?

"Andragogy (is) the art and science of helping adults learn...based on certain crucial assumptions about the differences between children and adults as learners.


(Knowles 1968)


Vision of an Adult Learner Today

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT

Adult learners:

  • are goal-oriented and opportunity driven
  • use their experience to help out their learning
  • learn best in informal, pleasant environments