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《China Distance Education》 2004-15
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The Characteristics of Adult Learners in Modern Distance Education

Ji He  
What motivates adult learners to learn? What learning strategies do adults use? These questions are important in current adult education research. This paper uses a qualitative approach to examine the motivation and learning strategies of adult learners. The major research instrument used is the interview. Specific areas for investigation were laid out as interviews proceeded and the conclusions were drawn from inference. The research subjects were predominantly undergraduate educational management students in the 2002 academic year and new students in 2003 at Jiangsu Radio and Television University. From the survey, the following characteristics of adult learners can be summarized. First, most of them are self-directed learners who value the utility of learning activities and prefer integrating learning content with their personal experience. Second, the learning strategies they adopt usually reflect their personal characteristics. Last but not least, teamwork, collaboration and communication are always valued.
【Fund】: 全国教育科学“十五”规划重点课题“基于网络的成人学习特点与教学模式研究”前期研究成果之一;课题代码为DKA030187。
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