Working with Adult Learners
Principles of Adult Learning discuss ways that adults differ from children and adolescents as learners, barriers to adults' motivation to learn, and teaching approaches that maximize adult student learning.
Individualizing Instruction: Making Learning Personal, Powerful, and Successful by Roger Hiemstra and Burt Cisco is a book adapted to the web that introduces, explains, and offers extensive resources for the process of individualizing instruction to address adult learning needs. Chapters include Learners in Adulthood: Why They're Not Just Big Kids, Six Steps to Individualizing Instruction, and Common Concerns About the Individualizing Process. This resource is a very clear articulation of reasons to address adult learners' needs and practical, implementable methods to do so.