Self-Directed Learning in Adult Education

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Self-Directed Learning in Adult Education
Adult education is a discipline that needs to be clearly defined. For example, at the opening of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education Meeting on April 26, 1957 Abbot Kaplan opens the meeting with, “What is the content, the essential ingredient of adult education, that marks it off from other fields of disciplines?”(Knowles 1957:16). This statement clearly indicates that adult education needs to have something that sets it apart from other disciplines.
The argument that will be made in this paper is that adult education can best be separated by embracing self-directed learning. Self-directed learning is defined, “Self-Direction is seen simply as a method of organizing instruction”(Candy...
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