Malcolm Knowles was an American educator who theorized adult education. He brought the term andragogy into use as a term associated with adult education. The first use of the term andragogy was by Alexander Kapp in Smith, M.
What motivates an adult to learn: curiosity or a simple need to know? Educational researchers have come up with an array of answers to that question over the years. Adult learning theories are based on the premise that adults learn differently than children. Here are some basic differences:.
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We all learn in different ways. Learning theories explain how people learn and help us better understand complex processes. A lot of research has been done in terms of what motives learners and how they process information.