The relationship between adult learning and self‑directed learning is a topic worth exploring on both theoretical and practical grounds. Mezirow points out that .
However, highly effective self-directed learning programs need to offer more than simply “leaving them to it.” For adult learners to get the most.
Andragogy and self-directed learning continue to be important to our present-day understanding of adult learning.
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