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Journal of Adult Development
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Moreover, although individuals may have some strong style preferences and tendencies, learning styles are not fixed modes of behaviour, and, based on different situations and tasks, styles can be extended and modified Reid ; Oxford However, the extent to which individuals can extend or shift their styles to suit a particular situation varies Ehrman In general psychology, interest in learning styles goes back to at least the s when Carl Jung proposed the theory of psychological types Sternberg and Grigorenko In the field of education, the learning style concept has been recognized since at least the mids Griffiths Subsequently, many different dimensions of learning styles have been investigated both conceptually and empirically, and numerous theories and multiple taxonomies attempting to describe how people think and learn have been proposed, often classifying individuals into distinct groups for example visual versus auditory, global versus analytic, inductive versus deductive. Furthermore, various learning style instruments for example written surveys have been developed for both research and pedagogical purposes for a critical review of some of the most influential models and instruments, see Coffield, Moseley, Hall, and Ecclestone According to Sternberg and Grigorenko op.
Journal Article - Adult Education Theory
Summary: Andragogy refers to a theory of adult learning that details some of the ways in which adults learn differently than children. For example, adults tend to be more self-directed, internally motivated, and ready to learn. Teachers can draw on concepts of andragogy to increase the effectiveness of their adult education classes.
It informs practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and funders about best practices in adult literacy, numeracy, and English language education in publicly funded, community and volunteer-based programs in a wide range of contexts. Each issue will consist of research articles plus other content of interest to readers e. Submissions should be in Times Roman 12 point font, double-spaced with one-inch margins, and formatted in APA 6th edition style. In the United States, worker health care is funded through health insurance plans paid for by employers. Insurance plans are written in complicated language that low wage earners LWE , who have lower levels of education, may find difficult to understand.