Seifert, K. Educational Psychology. Published by the Saylor Foundation. Not so long ago, a teacher named Barbara Fuller taught general science to elementary years students, and one of her units was about insects and spiders.
3 Adult Learning Theories Every E-Learning Designer Must Know
Motivation in Adult Education Theory - Motivational Theories
Summary: Andragogy refers to a theory of adult learning that details some of the ways in which adults learn differently than children. For example, adults tend to be more self-directed, internally motivated, and ready to learn. Teachers can draw on concepts of andragogy to increase the effectiveness of their adult education classes. Originator: Malcom Shepherd Knowles
Adult Learning Theory, Prizes and Motivation: Fundamental Learning Issues
Advances in Medical Education pp Cite as. Adult learning theory provides a number of predictions about how adults are orientated to learning. It is these predictions, and the principles which flow from them, which should be the guiding light when considering how best to provide undergraduate medical education. There is often a huge gap between adult learning theory and how medical students are actually treated, with entirely predictable negative consequences. It is time to reexamine how we treat medical students, and to consider how they are motivated.
Motivational Theories. They are also typically highly motivated, self-directed, relevancy-oriented, and learn best from experience. This knowledge and these qualities make them easier to motivate. Weaknesses Many adult learners were taught in traditional classrooms and may be unfamiliar and uncomfortable with the new technology and methods for instructing and learning.