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ERIC Number: EJ972837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
The Adult Learner May Really Be a Neglected Species
O'Toole, Sean; Essex, Belinda
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v52 n1 p183-191 Apr 2012
When we separate the process of learning that is experienced by adults and children from the methods, systems and settings that are used, a clear case can be made for a very distinct, andragogical model. This concept exists separately from the notion that there is undoubtedly a common pedagogy or "art of teaching" that is shared by the best educators, regardless of whether their audience comprises children or adults. The key to improving the adult learning experience is to acknowledge that adults do have very different needs, expectations and limitations in what they want and need to know, and how they are prepared to experience it. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia