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Motivation and Adult Learning

Peterson A ...see all

Contemporary PNG Studies, vol. 1, issue 8 (2010) pp. 17-26

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Understanding motivation and how it impacts on adult learning styles is crucial to all educators in colleges, training institutions and universities in Papua New Guinea. The objective for this research is to encourage reflection, research and development of adult learning strategies to effectively facilitate teaching and learning for adult learners. The research looks at adult motivation and learning based on current literature and empirical data from the PNG context. It is revealed that adults are motivated to learn in different ways and for different reasons. For educators and teachers to obtain optimum results from their input, it is suggested that a systematic approach and thorough understanding should be developed and adopted. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR; Copyright of Contemporary PNG Studies is the property of Divine Word University and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Author-supplied keywords

  • adult
  • adult learning styles
  • andragogy
  • expectancy
  • expectancy x value theory
  • force field
  • intrinsic extrinsic factors
  • motivation learning
  • motivation types
  • reflection
  • research development
  • valence

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