1.3  Principles of Andragogy

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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.

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