Seven Characteristics of Adult Education

Seven Characteristics of Adult Education

  1. Students feel safe and supported. There is a learning environment in which individual needs and uniqueness are honored, where abilities and achievements are acknowledged and respected.

  2. Intellectual freedom is fostered, and experimentation and creativity are encouraged.

  3. Faculty treat adult students as peers — respected as intelligent, experienced adults. Their opinions are listened to and appreciated.

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