Thursday, April 30, 2015
Adult Learners: Practical Orientation (Attribute 5)
Schoolchildren are "subject oriented," and do not expect to be able to apply all they learn immediately, at least in traditional schools. But adults, on the other hand, want their learning to be relevant, practical, immediately applicable, and problem-centered.
To learn more, check out my and Karrie Augustine's Screencast about Adult Learning Attribute #5, "Orientation," which synthesizes our own and our classmate's work on this attribute. We enjoyed creating it and hope that you learn from our tour of the class's attribute maps.
An Infographic provides information about Knowles's theory in graphic form.