Learning starts from the birth and ends at the time of death. Knowledge is power and this knowledge power can be obtained only through learning. All the life experiences provide some kind of learning to the human. Learning can occur anytime…
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style commonly prevail among the learners are the discussion methods in which they try to discuss the topics with their friends and try grasp as much as possible. Thus learning can take place independently and also it can happen in groups.
Adult learning also happens independently and in groups. Adults have more intellectual abilities than the children and can learn the topics independently using some resources like internet, library resources etc. But some adults prefer group learning. They feel that working with a group is more beneficial to their learning than listening in class. This paper briefly explains adult group learning.
McKeachie found significant relationships between attitude change and changes in perception of the group norms (Gibb, n. d, p.256). Moreover, Brewer et al (2003) have mentioned that the opportunity to work in small informal groups provides an avenue to interact with peers, fulfilling the needs of some adult learners with a high affiliation motive (Brewer et al, 2003) The attitude of the adults towards group learning is extremely positive. Man is a social animal. It is difficult for a person to live in this society without having the assistance from others. Same way, there are limitations for a person to learn things independently. While learning in groups adults will attain more enthusiasm and positive attitude towards their learning compared to learning independently.
Moreover, face to face contact with groups tended to retain beliefs even after these beliefs shown to be without foundation (Gibb, n. d, p.256). It is a fact that all the people like the company of peers for everything. While working, playing, studying, people always like the company of others who are similar in their ages. Same way while learning also adults like the company of adults. It is difficult for an adult to learn in the company of younger people as young people might tease him or harass him. On the other hand he will be more comfortable in the company of
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