One of the most unique qualities of the adult learning theory is that it’s compared to the learning theory of children, teens, and the traditional college student life experience. This offers adults the profound advantage in the learning process. Knowing the proper way to educate an adult in the technological era today is extremely important. This paper will help give a better understanding of the triggers to adult learning process. The reasons adults strive to learn on a daily basis. The purpose of a Learning Contract and how lifelong learning becomes very successful when adults have life experiences to connect with the reason to continue to learn..
Triggers for Adult Learning
Though there are different reasons to trigger inspiration in adult learners like self directed learning through internal motivation, or for professional development. Adults want to be the origin of their own learning and will resist learning activities they believe are an attack on their competence. Thus professional development needs to give some participants some control over the what, who, why, when, and where of their learning according to Speck (1996). Seeing the learning incorporated in their everyday lives makes the reason to learn relevant. Adults learn through a variety of life experiences and interest. It helps adults share various learning experience. Adult learning has egos involved. Professional development must be structured to provide support from peers and to reduce the fear of judgment during learning Speck (1996) With society pushing more towards education. Adults feel the need to continue education. Having a support group and other adults learning helps motivate the reason to continue learning.
Lifelong learning is never ending. Kungu states in (2009 Vol. 16 Issue 7) the purpose of lifelong learning in achieving societal goals and personal goals is rarely challenged. Adult learners thrive...