Knowles' theory can be stated with six assumptions related to motivation of adult learning:
- Adults need to know the reason for learning something (Need to Know)
- Experience (including error) provides the basis for learning activities (Foundation).
- Adults need to be responsible for their decisions on education; involvement in the planning and evaluation of their instruction (Self-concept).
- Adults are most interested in learning subjects having immediate relevance to their work and/or personal lives (Readiness).
- Adult learning is problem-centered rather than content-oriented (Orientation).
- Adults respond better to internal versus external motivators (Motivation)."
Following from tlt.gs/retireesVBBL
The number and qualifications of recent and projected retirees offer new challenges and new opportunities for higher education (and for the rest of society). This rapidly growing cohort can both complicate the next crises and provide new resources for addressing them. Retirees can be
- a vital resource to faculty, staff, and students at institutions – as mentors, advisors, consultants, shepherds.
- a growing population of nontraditional students with new needs and diverse backgrounds.
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