|BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ADULT LEARNING (Andragogy)|
1. Adults maintain the ability to learn.
2. Adults are a highly diversified group of individuals with widely differing preferences, needs, backgrounds, and skills.
3. Adults experience a wide variety of physical/sensory capabilities.
4. Experience of the learner is a major resource in learning situations.
5. Self-concept moves from dependency to independency as individuals grow in responsibilities, experiences and confidence.
6. Adults tend to be life-centered in their orientation to learning.
7. Adults are motivated to learn by a variety of factors.
8. Active learner participation contributes to learning.
9. A comfortable supportive environment is a key to successful learning.
REFERENCES: James (1983) in Brookfield, S.D. (1987) Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning. San Francisco. Jossey-Bass. p 38.
Module One, Test 3.