Adults have more difficulties in late learning
Just as Pedagogy deals with children's learning, Andragogy learning in adulthood. The educator and philosopher Paulo Freire says that adult learning is different because they already have life experience and a vast knowledge of the world.
Kelvin Miller, researcher, states that after 72 hours of learning, adult students retain only 10% of what they hear and 85% of what they hear, come and do. He also noted that the most remembered information is the information received in the first 15 minutes of a class or lecture.
According to Knowles, a central figure in the US in adult education, as people mature, they undergo transformations:
- Your interests in learning are directed towards the development of the skills you use in your life.
- They begin to expect an immediate practical application of what they learn, reducing their interest in knowledge to be useful in the distant future.
Another scholar, Edgar Dale, who was born on April 17 in 1900, in Minnesota (USA), was professor and much contributed in what concerns to studies referring to the educational communication. He wrote a series of books aimed at learning and developed the "Cone of Learning."
When he built his pyramid, he also considered our representational system, so he assumed that in a classroom there are people of the various types:
? assimilate better through graphics, reading, slides or drawings. Auditory
? assimilate better through songs or words heard. Sinestésicas
? assimilate better through participation, exercising. The percentages attributed to each form of communication in the pyramid are mean values obtained through extensive studies. In an individual approach these values may vary according to the profile of each, but the more certain that the more senses are involved, the better the results. We are not completely visual, auditory or synesthetic. We change our perception through the books we read, the words we hear, and the people we approach.
For better learning in adult life, explore as much as possible, all the senses.
As a curiosity we add the following statement of Confucius who had said 2500 years ago:
"What I hear, I forget.
What I see, I remember.
What I do, I understand"
How would you rate it moment of this conclusion? I would classify him as a synaesthetic person.
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