Adult Learning Theory: Everything You Need To Know

Adult Learning Theory, or andragogy, is a theory developed by Malcolm Knowles about how adults learn best. His theory asserts that learning programs must support the notion that adults are self-driven, learn experientially, and are motivated by internal factors, such as enjoyment or interest in the topic.

Knowles’s theory asserts that adult learning has five main assumptions about how adults learn and four principles for applying these assumptions.

In the following infographic, we cover everything you need to know about adult learning theory.

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