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Pages: 2569-2576
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 15-17 November, 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain


K. Alsaadat

King Saud University, College of Education (SAUDI ARABIA)
Learning opportunities for adults exist in a variety of settings ranging from a formal institution to a place of employment. It is important to acknowledge prior knowledge and experiences of learners, including their ability to recognize their own skills as lifelong learners ,merriam,1999,(conlan,grabwoski,smith).
Considerations for adult development and learning include biological and psychological development including deterioration and disease processes that may occur and sociocultural and integrative perspectives on development (Merriam, 1999in conlan,grabowski,smith). While the most common reason for adults to place themselves in a learning environment is a life-changing event, once in that environment there are many factors that affect the learning experience. The most significant is referred to here as the briefcase brought with them Briefcase may include(conlan,grabowski,smith):
• Life experience (including life altering events that affect cognitive abilities)
• Work experience (including development of thinking patterns based on this experience)
• Positive/negative previous adult learning experiences
• Performance affectors, including cognitive abilities
• Time between learning interactions
• Aging factors
In developing countries these factors may not be considered when planning adult education programs,and withe high rate of illiteracy in those countries it is very significant to have sufficient knwoledge about philsophies and thoeries of adult education,the psychology of adult learner and to have the necssary tools to plan successful adult education programs.Therefore
This parer discusses the following issues:andragogy,adult learning programs, adult learning theories,kinds of learning and settings for learning.The paper will conclude with recommenations for practitionars,adult teachers and adult program planers when dealing with adults and conducting adult education programs.
author = {Alsaadat, K.},
series = {3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2010 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-614-2439-9},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {15-17 November, 2010},
year = {2010},
pages = {2569-2576}}
AU - K. Alsaadat
SN - 978-84-614-2439-9/2340-1095
PY - 2010
Y1 - 15-17 November, 2010
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2010 Proceedings
SP - 2569
EP - 2576
ER -
K. Alsaadat (2010) ADULT LEARNING, ICERI2010 Proceedings, pp. 2569-2576.