Characteristics of Adult Learners


  • often have useful prior knowledge & experience.
  • need to participate actively - especially at the end of a busy day in the classroom.
  • food offered before or during a session always goes down well!
  • They usually want to have a go!
  • They want to learn without spending heaps of time doing it! - Efficient!
  • They like learning to be relevent with a clear purpose.
  • Adults will often have strong opinions and can be challenging when they are challenged!
  • Adults can be learned from too!
  • Need information in bite sized chunks.
  • Like to laugh from time to time
  • Like to make connections with others before, during, and after learning