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Adult learning theories: Implications for learning and teaching in medical education: AMEE Guide No. 83

Authors: David C. M. Taylor & Hossam Hamdy
Med Teach 2013, e1-e12, Early Online

This Guide explains and explores the more common used theories that explain how adults learn.

The authors also explain a constructivist model as a theoretical basis that could help curriculum development, learning and teaching strategies, student assessment and program evaluation. The model consists of progressive “phases” at the end of which learning finally occurs, and the authors also propose specific roles for teachers and learners for each of these phases.

Finally, the authors provide suggestions and examples on how adult learning theories should influence all aspects of health profession education (mission, vision, outcomes, implementation, and evaluation).

You can read and/or download the Guide by clicking here.

I have no financial interest in this article.

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