10 Characteristics of Adults as Learners The following information was taken from course content written by Dr. Gary Kuhne for "ADTED 460 - Introduction to Adult Education," a course offered through Penn State's World Campus. Characteristic #1 - Adults Generally Desire to Take More Control Over Their Learning Than Youth. Adult learners often take responsibility for their own success or failure at learning. Need for Community. Many self-directed adult learners prefer a learning community with whom they can interact and discuss questions and issues. What other characteristics of adult learners can you add this to list?Author: Connie Malamed.
May 09, 2013 · The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy. Malcolm Shepherd Knowles (1913 – 1997) was an American educator well known for the use of the term Andragogy as synonymous to adult education. According to Malcolm Knowles, andragogy is the art and science of adult learning, thus andragogy refers to any form of adult learning. (Kearsley, 2010).Author: Christopher Pappas. Adult Characteristics Chart. A widely accepted definition of "adult learner" comes from Arthur Chickering, of the National Commission on Higher Education and the Adult Learner, which defines "Adult Learner" as an individual whose major role in life is something other than full-time student.
A widely accepted definition comes from Arthur Chickering, from the National Commission on Higher Education and the Adult Learner, which defines "Adult Learner" as an individual whose major role in life is something other than full-time student. Here are some general characteristics of adult learners as compared to children.