See, also: malcolm knowles, informal adult education, self-direction and andragogy. The term andragogy was originally formulated by a German teacher, Alexander Kapp, in Nottingham Andragogy Group v. The he only used it on two occasions. In the minds of many around the adult education field, andragogy and the name of Malcolm Knowles have become inextricably linked. For Knowles, andragogy is premised on at least four crucial assumptions about the characteristics of adult learners that are different from the assumptions about child learners on which traditional pedagogy is premised.
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The Principles of Adult Learning. Adults have a rich history with many past experiences they can draw upon, which helps them in their learning endeavors. If you must include it in the course, make it optional. Adults tend to be self-directed in that they like to have control over their own learning content and process. Those are just a few. The key is to find points in your e-learning where you can give learners control over the e-learning experience.
Adult learners attend school for various reasons. Oftentimes, their professional development learning and their occupations and day-to-day activities are related and relevant Speck, While some would like to achieve professional growth, others are satisfied in acquiring new knowledge and skills.