Neuroplasticity in Adult Learners: Implications for Teaching Practices
Adult learning is the participation of adults as of the age of 25 in lifelong learning in an attempt to improve their working conditions and capitalize on opportunities that were not available to them before. New brain research is helping us discern the ability of the brain to change and reorganize itself throughout life. The purpose of this review paper is twofold. The first is to review some important previous theories and conceptions about how the brain learns in adulthood and examine recent views considering advancement of modern brain imaging methods. The second part will thrash out recommended practices for creating quality adult learning/teaching environments, based on what brain research suggests.
Keywords - Adult Learning, Extent of Readiness, Brain Plasticity, Quality Teaching/Learning Environments