Adult Learning: for ME very important and for you?

Adults are characterized by maturity, self-confidence, solid decision-making.

 All these traits affect their motivation to learn.

Characteristics of adult learners:

Autonomous and self-directed:

An adult learner prefers to be actively involved in their own learning, and in directing their own learning goals.

Bring life experiences and knowledge:

An adult leaner will have past experiences, and knowledge.


Students are motivated to learn when: they see the need to acquire knowledge to address any situation or problem.

Relevancy oriented:

An adult learner – will learn best when they can relate the learning task to their own goals.

Like to be respected – An adult learner will prefer to engage in a collaborative relationship.

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