How adults learn: A Reflective essay
Theories on how adults learn such as andragogy (Knowles, 1980), transformational (Mezirow, 2000) and self-directed learning (Tough, 1971 and Cross, 1981) provide insight into how adult students learn and how instructors like me can be more responsive to the needs of my learners by use of effective teaching practices. While these theories suggest that adults use the experience as a means of learning, are self-directed, motivated and oriented towards learning, in my view, they are generic and are less culture and context specific.
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