with bringing this term to the attention of American adult educators dur-ing the late 1960s and 1970s (Merriam, 2001). body of theory and research on self-directed learning (SDL) was evolving. Allen Tough (1971) generally is credited with providing the ﬁrst compre-. May 08, 2013 · Adult Learners' Traits. Self-direction Adults feel the need to take responsibility for their lives and decisions and this is why it’s important for them to have control over their learning.Therefore, self-assessment, a peer relationship with the instructor, multiple options and initial, yet subtle support are all Author: Christopher Pappas.
Adult learning theory has been around for more than 75 years but recently there is a renewed interest in this theory of learning and the possible benefits it could bring to adolescent learning.Adult education emerged as a professional field of practice in 1926.In 1928, Thorndike, Bregman, Tilton, and Woodyard published the first book on. 10 Characteristics of Adults as Learners The following information was taken from course content written by Dr. Gary Kuhne for "ADTED 460 - Introduction to Adult Education," a .
The term has been used by some to allow discussion of contrast between self-directed and self-taught education. History. The term was originally coined by German educator Alexander Kapp in 1833. Andragogy was developed into a theory of adult education by Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy.