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The Fundamentals of Adult Learning

Although learning has always been a part of the human experience - often through necessity as much as desire or aspiration - some broad principles for guiding and facilitating adult learning in particular have emerged over the past 40 years. Drawn from the work of Malcolm Knowles, Stephen D. Brookfield, and others, these core principles, along with implications and suggestions for the learning and teaching environment, are outlined in table 4-1.

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Table 4-1: Key Principles of Adult Learning and T

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