An overview of adult-learning processes

Urol Nurs. 2006 Oct;26(5):349-52, 370.


Part of being an effective instructor involves understanding how adults learn best. Theories of adult education are based on valuing the prior learning and experience of adults. Adult learners have different learning styles which must be assessed prior to initiating any educational session. Health care providers can maximize teaching moments by incorporating specific adult-learning principles and learning styles into their teaching strategies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Learning*
  • Motivation
  • Patient Education as Topic*
  • Teaching / methods*
  • Urologic Diseases / nursing