Abstract Research on learners has shown that adults learn differently from younger students. Adults have special needs as learners and these needs should be taken into consideration when planning training for adults. By using combinations of adult learner techniques and strategies, Extension educators can create training experiences that will enhance the learning of participants. When adults participate in a positive learning experience that follows the six assumptions of andragogy presented in this article, they are more likely to retain what they have learned and apply it in their work environment. Cynthia F. Diane C.
Who is the Adult Learner? - Southern Regional Education Board
Jump to navigation. NCES projections of higher education enrollment from — suggest that the number of students over twenty-five will remain stable or increase during the current decade Hussar and Bailey These characteristics include. These influences include an aging and increasingly diverse population, the rapid pace of technological change, and the constantly shifting demands of the workplace in this era of a global economy.