Adult learning is an international, peer-reviewed, practice-oriented journal. The journal publishes empirical research and conceptual papers that approach practice issues with a problem-solving emphasis. The audience includes practitioners and researchers who design, manage, teach, and evaluate programs for adult learners in a variety of settings.
Lindemans pioneer paper in 1926, the meaning of adult education, which awakened interest in and set the basis for the systematic research about how adults learn, educators and psychologists have contributed to the development of many varied theories and hypothesis about the learning characteristics of adults.
Adult learners are usually mature and self-confident enough to know how they learn best, what their areas of strength and weakness are, and how to go about learning. They dont require much help acquiring resources or developing goals for learning because, in most cases, they have done this before and already have reasons for being in school again.
Adult learning is an important voice in the scholarship of adult learning and teaching. As a practitioner-oriented journal, it is committed to advancing the practice of adult education through innovative articles with a problem-solving emphasis. Published articles address the most current challenges in educating adults across various contexts.
Adults learn best when learning is focused on adult students, not on the teacher. This is called andragogy, the process of helping adults learn.
Adult learning s an instructor, you should have a basic understanding of how adults learn. Adult learners bring experiences and self-awareness to learning that younger learners do not. To understand adult learning, you should understand learning domains, learning styles, and how and why adults learn.
A theoretical basis for adult learning facilitation review of selected articles mussa s.