Malcolm S. Knowles – Adult’s Learning Needs

The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development (9th Edition)

Author: Malcolm S. Knowles
Publishing Company: Routledge
Price: $56.49 (kindle), $73.90 (paperback), $126.50 (hardcover)
ISBN: (paperback) 978-0367417659, (hardcover) 978-0367234256
Published: December 21, 2020

How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles’ pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centered approach to learning have been hugely influential and are still the basis of the learning practices we use today. Understanding these principles is the cornerstone of increasing motivation and enabling adult learners to achieve.