My Philosophy Of Adult Education

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How My Philosophy of Adult Education Changed
Before taking adult education classes, I was under the impression that learning for adults and children were the same. The difference being that correct context was being taught to children and different content for adults.
My impression of adult education has changed immensely. First and foremost, the first lesson learned that teaching adults are a separate, intensive, and long debated process. Portions of certain theories learned illustrated below. I have extended knowledge about Meizrow (Transformational Learning) and Knowles (Andragogy). The six key features of Adult Learners are: (1) Self/directed learning, (2) Utilizes knowledge and life experiences, (3) Goal oriented, (4) Relevant-oriented, (5) Highlights practicality, and (6) Encourage collaboration.
To teach nontraditional students on a collegiate level education is imperative to earn a Master’s Degree, specifically in Adult Learning and Development. The benefits are astronomical; nonetheless, not monetary. I am a firm believer that if one does what one loves, the dollar component will follow within time. As an African-American woman, I have experienced a great deal over the past 60+ years. Furthermore, as a Christian, my identity aligns with my race, culture and ethnic background concerning spirituality, and no it has not always been easy. However, I am most thankful for, George T. Doran, the originator of the S.M.A.R.T. Goals. The adult population in the United
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