Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory – Principle 6 – Motivation to Learn

Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory – Principle 6 – Motivation to Learn In this post, you will read about the sixth of six adult learning principles proposed by Malcolm Knowles in his Adult Learning Theory. Motivation to Learn. Adults are motivated to learn by both extrinsic (external) and intrinsic (internal) motivators. Researchers have developed many theories of … Read more

Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory – Principle 5 – Orientation to Learn

Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory – Principle 5 – Orientation to Learn In this post, you will read about the fifth of six adult learning principles proposed by Malcolm Knowles in his Adult Learning Theory. Orientation to Learn. Adults enter a learning experience with a task-, problem-, or life-centered orientation to learning. This is opposed to children, … Read more

Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory – Principle 4 – Readiness to Learn

Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory – Principle 4 – Readiness to Learn In this post, you will read about the fourth of six adult learning principles proposed by Malcolm Knowles in his Adult Learning Theory. Readiness to Learn. Adults become ready to learn in order to perform more effectively and satisfyingly when they experience a need to know … Read more

Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory – Principle 3 – Experience

Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory – Principle 3 – Experience In this post, you will read about the third of six adult learning principles proposed by Malcolm Knowles in his Adult Learning Theory. Experience. Adults have a greater volume and different quality of life experience than children do. Because of their life experiences, adult learners will bring … Read more

Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory – Principle 2 – Self-Concept

Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory – Principle 2 – Self-Concept In this post, you will read about the second of six adult learning principles proposed by Malcolm Knowles in his Adult Learning Theory. Self-Concept. Adults have an inclination to be self-directing. Unlike children, adults have many life experiences that they use to make their own decisions. Since they are … Read more

Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory – Principle 1 – Relevance

Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory – Principle 1 – Relevance Classic research by Malcolm Knowles decades ago identified a set of six adult learning principles pertaining to how adults learn differently from children. These principles are used to more effectively design, develop, and deliver effective adult learning events.  The resulting philosophy from his study is called the Adult Learning … Read more

Tying Active Learning to Adult Learning Theory

Tying Active Learning to Adult Learning Theory Ever since adult learning pioneer Malcolm Knowles developed his adult learning theory, other practitioners of accelerated learning (also called experiential learning) have validated his theoretical tenets and expanded on the breadth of knowledge related to the topic. One key element of Knowles’ findings is that by actively engaging adult … Read more

Tying Adult Learning Theory to Brain Based Learning Research

Tying Adult Learning Theory to Brain-Based Learning Research Since the first part of this year, I have been conducting a lot of workshops and presentations on creative training techniques and brain-based learning for adults. Frequently attendees ask questions related to adult learning and what strategies or techniques work best to help their participants better gain, … Read more

Applying Maslow’s Hierarchy to Workplace Learning

Applying Maslow’s Hierarchy to Workplace Learning Creative trainers who apply brain-based learning research to design, develop, and deliver their content recognize that there is more to sharing information with adults than just being a subject matter expert. As a facilitator of adult learning (andragogy), you must also be a student of human nature and understand … Read more

The Impact of a Brain-Based Environment on Learning

The Impact of a Brain-Based Environment on Learning Brain-based learning researchers continue to discover the importance that environmental factors such as color, sound, music, light, aromas, images, and fun have on the human brain. To capitalize on research findings related to adult learning theory (andragogy) and brain-based learning, you can design your learning environments in … Read more