They do this simply by playing with toys, solving puzzles, and observing the environment around them. In fact, children learn so much so quickly that they achieve a vocabulary of around 6, words by the age of six. But what motivates them to learn? Well firstly, kids are curious. Yet, in the techno-savvy times of today, adults are expected to learn and adapt to changing work demands all the time. Adults can be stuck in their ways, and even closed-minded.
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Breaking the Code: What Motivates Adult Learners?
An educated workforce benefits employers in multiple ways. Research shows that educated workers are more productive and are less likely to be injured on the job. Clearly, employers have a strong stake in providing continuing education for their workers. The advent of eLearning has made it easier, more cost-effective and more convenient for companies to provide ongoing education to workers. The ease of delivering educational materials via the Internet and mobile devices is blurring the lines between traditional job training and academic education. Discover why corporate learning is so important. The challenge for employers often comes in keeping adult learners motivated.
Motivating Adults to Learn
As adults, there are several factors that motivate us to learn. With motivation, we can be aware or unaware of our reasons for wanting or not wanting to do something. It comes from :. There are two main types of motivation - intrinsic and and extrinsic.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. Motivating Adult Learners to Persist. A dults lead complex lives with limits on the amount of time they have to engage in formal learning. How can programs and instructors help motivate students to persist in their efforts?