The Three-Part Harmony of Adult Learning, Critical Thinking, and Decision-Making

Moore, Kyle
May 2010
MPAEA Journal of Adult Education;Spring2010, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
Adult learning, critical thinking, and decision-making are fields that receive attention individually, although they are interspersed with elements of each other's theories and philosophies. In addressing adult learning precepts, it is essential to include critical thinking and decision-making. One without the other creates weakness; all must be present if learning is to be effective and rewarding. This composition provides subject matter expert definitions of adult learning, critical thinking, and decision-making and then identifies the related elements. The piece also accentuates how those responsible for teaching adults must facilitate the union of adult learning, critical thinking, and decision-making.


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