CHAPTER 3

The Adult Learner

KEY CONCEPTS

• Andragogy

• Age as a determinate of adult learner populations

• Differences between adult and child learners

• Adult learning principles

• Generational learning as a design consideration

• Addressing adult learning challenges

• Designing for adults with learning disabilities

• Determining how adults learn best

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES

At the end of this chapter, the learner should be able to:

• Define adult learning as a distinct area of interest in ISD.

• Determine the age of adulthood for ISD purposes.

• Compare how adults and children learn.

• List examples of adult learning principles.

• Define the term generational learning.

• Describe at least three adult learning challenges.

• Describe the impact of ...

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