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Modern Adult Education: What should it look like?

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Modern Adult Education - What should it look like?

What does modern adult education entail? Basically, the notion of “adult education” encompasses a variety of meanings. In the widest sense, adult education means training or teaching adults.
Taking into account the fact that professional development of the working population is a number one goal in the modern world, we assume that the workplace is where adult education needs to take place. In fact, nowadays more and more employers tend to invite “adult educators” to the corporate setting.

What is the reason for such change?

According to the opinion of qualified adult educators working for, schools of continuing education need to align professional training to adults’ personal development. First of all, employers often find it difficult to carry out global training with regard to leadership and skills management, which means they need to resort to professional help from experienced adult educators.

In addition, the prospective of personal career fulfillment depends on the ability to comprehend general knowledge, so no wonder adult educators strive to increase the level of adult literacy by teaching them essay writing. As such, professional adult educators ought to combine literacy improvement with companies’ business concepts, which will benefit both the workers and each company.

It is important to realize that adult education should be a lifelong process because there is always something to learn as the modern world continues to develop and improve.



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