Week 4 Discussion 1 – Malcolm Knowles
After completing this week’s Readings and Resources, access the link below and watch the video.
- Adult Learning Principles
Malcolm Knowles is known for his research in the field of adragogy or the art and science of how adults learn. The short video – get ready to laugh – quickly outlines his six principles.
For more detailed information, you can access the article, “Andragogy, Malcolm Knowles” by Steven R. Crawford at this link:
As we begin to think about professional development to train staff in the use of data for making instructional decisions, our first consideration must be to look at how adults learn. This may seem a little elementary, but how many times have you been in a professional development workshop when you would have liked to have gotten up and taught it? You left without really learning what you came to learn and you weren’t too complimentary on the evaluation. Maybe it is because the presenter didn’t really consider how adults learn.
Your initial response is due by 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday and should be between 200-250 words. The initial posting should be a statement of your point of view on the question, supported by the required readings.