From the Field - Be Flexible

Photo of a man in the backseat of a car with a laptop Adult learners will find greater value in course work if it is meaningful and purposeful to them within the context of their lives and goals for taking the course.

Principles of adult learning are summarized in the following handout based on the work of Malcolm Knowles. Along with each characteristic of adult learners, you will find strategies of how to implement each in the classroom.

Characteristics of Adult Learners

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Discussion Question: Why is flexibility important in the online classroom? Any examples and/or experiences you would like to share?

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