What is Adult Learning?
Adult learning is a theory of instruction which believes that learners are most likely to succeed when specific criteria are met, including ensuring that the learning is relevant, solves a problem and, when possible, self-driven.
Other Common Names
Other common names for adult learning include:
- Adults come into the training room with previous life and work experience.
- Adult learners are autonomous and self-directed learners.
- Adult learners need to see and understand the relevance of what’s being taught.
- Adult learners want to be able to use what’s being taught to solve a problem in the near future.
Resources From The Train Like a Champion Blog
- When PowerPoint and Adult Learning Collide
- Do Adult Learning Principles Transcend Cultures?
- Is Making Someone Use Adult Learning to Present a Form of Hazing?
- Where Does Adult Learning End and Training Snobbery Begin?
- Lesson Plan Template for Adult Learners
- Icebreaking Activity: How To Introduce Knowles’ Theory on Adult Education