Training and the Needs of Adult Learners
Research on learners has shown that adults learn differently from younger students. Adults have special needs as learners and these needs should be taken into consideration when planning training for adults. By using combinations of adult learner techniques and strategies, Extension educators can create training experiences that will enhance the learning of participants. When adults participate in a positive learning experience that follows the six assumptions of andragogy presented in this article, they are more likely to retain what they have learned and apply it in their work environment.
Ota, C., DiCarlo, C. F., Burts, D. C., & Laird, R. (2006). Training and the Needs of Adult Learners. The Journal of Extension, 44(6), Article 28. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss6/28