Adult Learners


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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




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 Wlodkowski 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 
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