Sunday, March 20, 2005

What are the principles of adult learning?

Adults learn best when:

  • Their prior learning was rewarded (monetarily or with recognition)
  • The subject matter is relevant to their perceived needs (professional or other)
  • Interaction and dialog are possible throughout the instruction
  • Self direction is possible
  • Mistakes are seen as opportunities to learn
  • Critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem solving are part of the instruction
  • Practical experience is part of the instruction


At September 20, 2005, ika_jifri said...

Hi there, I agree with you on your opinions about the principles of adult learning. It guide me on how to teach adults. Do you mind if I send you a questionnaire regarding your creation of a weblog? Well, it’s for sharing your experience in a research and yet profile is kept confidential.


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