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The paper examines Jean Piaget, Carl Rogers, Jack Mezirow, Lev Vygotsky, Robert Maslow, Malcolm Knowles and their peers and explains that they are all in agreement that adults should seek to understand society and develop the skills required to influence social change. The paper discusses that Knowles has noted how the fate of humanity depends upon the intelligence, skill and compassion of average citizens, so it is incumbent upon us to pursue adult education throughout our lives, for we should never stop learning. The paper adds how knowledge is our best tool, and it can best be gained through education.
From the Paper:"In their own ways, the adult learning theorists we have studied in class and in our assigned texts have identified and offered basically similar theoretical principles concerning the adult learning process. In the broadest sense, they agree that in social terms,\ adult learners should strive to understand the human experience, and familiarize themselves with the knowledge, great ideas and hallowed traditions of human civilization. Jean Piaget, Carl Rogers, Jack Mezirow, Lev Vygotsky, Robert Maslow, Malcolm Knowles and their peers are in agreement that adults should seek to understand society and develop the skills required to influence social change."
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Adult Learning (2005, December 01) Retrieved May 28, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/essay/adult-learning-84857/
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