Adult Learners

30 Things We Know For Sure About Adult Learners 

offers an overview from the adult learning literature of adult motivations to learn, curriculum considerations when teaching adults, and classroom and teaching considerations.

Fostering motivation in professional development programs

This chapter by Raymond Wlodskowski describes a framework for motivating adult learners 

Teaching adult students with considerable professional expertise

A blog post with concrete suggestions and excellent resources for additional learning 


Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn by Raymond Wlodkowski, 2008

Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide by Sharan Merriam and others, 2006

The Adult Learner, 7th Edition by Malcolm Knowles, 2011

Teaching Intensive and Accelerated Courses: Instruction that Motivates Learning by Raymond Wlodkowski & Margery Ginsberg, 2010



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