An analysis of adult learning types and characteristics - An example of english course learning at a vocational continuing School in Taiwan

Lin Yu Wen, Li Chen Chen, Wen Ching Lee

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Abstract

This paper explores adult learning types which in turn provide a better understanding on individual learning difference and the application of adequate teaching and learning method in practice. The outcome of this research can be adapted for an effective learning and for reaping certain learning purpose. This research analyzed adult learning types based on the data of the required English classes from the continuing affiliated department of a Technology University located in the middle Taiwan. The research used quantitative methodology to sort out the extreme individual of learning type by a sample of 171 participate students, and further used an in-depth interview of a qualitative methodology to investigate the learning experience, learning characteristics and leaning difficulties of different learning types. The findings of this research form the comprehensive reference for curriculum designs and strategy of teachers on one hand, and elevate the quality and development of adult learning on the other.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICACTE 2009 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering
Pages1773-1783
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event2nd International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering, ICACTE 2009 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 2009 Sep 252009 Sep 27

Publication series

NameICACTE 2009 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering
Volume2

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering, ICACTE 2009
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period09-09-2509-09-27

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Wen, L. Y., Chen, L. C., & Lee, W. C. (2009). An analysis of adult learning types and characteristics - An example of english course learning at a vocational continuing School in Taiwan. In ICACTE 2009 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering (pp. 1773-1783). (ICACTE 2009 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering; Vol. 2).