Andragogy is the study of how adults learn and is a theory developed by Malcolm Knowles based on a variety of research centered on adult development, needs, and learning styles. This document includes a description of Knowles’ five underlying assumptions, along with specific applications of these five components expanded upon by other.
Addressing the Needs of Adult Learners American Association of State Colleges and Universities Volume 3 u Number 2 u February 2006 In today’s workplace, lifelong learning has become a fact of life.
And understanding their needs puts educators in a better position to tailor strategies and help returning adults to be as successful as possible. The National Center for Education Statistics defines an adult learner as meeting at least one of the following seven criteria.