According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles’ adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980’s, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.
Higher Education Instructors and Instructional Designers take note! This article is one to print and pin on the wall above your computer.
Chris Pappas gives us a fantastic article on Andragogy, (aka) Adult Learning Theory. Each point is explained succinctly. The article is summarized with an eye-catching infographic.