Every Thursday we’ll be presenting a new tidbit of information for you to ponder. Here’s this Thursday’s “think about” related to adult learning:

According to Malcolm Knowles, an American adult learning theorist, there are 6 principles of adult learning:

  • Adults are internally motivated and self-directed
  • Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences
  • Adults are goal oriented
  • Adults are relevancy oriented
  • Adults are practical
  • Adult learners like to be respected

Check out the pdf here for more explanation and information.

Think about these principles and take a moment to jot down your thoughts in your journal. What do these things mean to you? How might they give insight into yourself as an adult learner? How might they help you maximize your own and others’ learning?