Skip to main content
Article
Older and Younger Adults Writing Together: A Rich Learning Community
The Writing Instructor
  • Karen Uehling, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1996
Abstract

Reviews a body of theory called "andragogy" or teaching theory for adult learners. Focuses on six characterizations of adult students and how they relate to teaching writing: (1) the need to know; (2) the learner's self-concept; (3) the role of experience; (4) readiness to learn; (5) orientation to learning; and (6) motivation.

Citation Information
Karen Uehling. "Older and Younger Adults Writing Together: A Rich Learning Community" The Writing Instructor (1996)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/karen_uehling/7/