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Title: Adult learning theories and medical education : a review
Authors: Abela, Jurgen C.
Keywords: Adult learning -- Theories
Medical education
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Abela, J. C. (2009). Adult learning theories and medical education : a review. Malta Medical Journal, 21(1), 11-18.
Abstract: Adult learning theories describe ways in which adults assimilate knowledge, skills and attitudes. One popular theory is andragogy. This is analysed in detail in this review. The importance of extrinsic motivation and reflective practice in adult learning is highlighted, particularly since andragogy fails to address adequately these issues. Transformative Learning is put forward as an alternative concept. Using the three recognised domains of knowledge, skills and attitudes, ways of applying these theoretical concepts in medical education are subsequently discussed.
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