The Secret of Adult Learning Theory
It’s NOT About Age!
All learning is self-directed.
Dan Tobin
You already know a lot about how adults learn. As an adult learner yourself, you’ve experienced it “up close and personal.” Furthermore, as a trainer, you’ve observed adult learning in action. And this book is full of information about this topic. What else can you discover about how adults learn that you don’t already know?
Before I answer that question, let’s begin with a list. Read the following sentences and check off the ones that you think apply to adults:
• They want to or need to learn.
• They learn in different ways.
• They learn best in an informal environment.
• They see themselves and self-directed and responsible.
• They learn best when ...

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