Malcolm Knowles was a very inspired man, with an exceptional dedication to teaching the principals of learning in every aspect i.e., “Self directed learning and that adult education must be free to respond to need, wherever it is discovered.”
As a boy it was common in young Knowles household for him to dialogue with his parents about all sorts of subjects such as life, being discerning, religion etc., and raised through the examples of his mom, “very caring and loving mom.” The article highlights his upbringing under his parent’s companion style way of dealing him reinforced his “positive self-concept” significantly, as well as influenced the discipline by, which he chose to conduct himself over his life.
Furthermore, young Knowles with much mentoring and self-commitment continued to built his confidence by involving discussions with his father on his young age and about life. All the disciplines and experiences acquired in Knowles early stage of life eventually set the foundation for the values system by, which he identify himself. Throughout Knowles life as shown in his article he participated in countless discussions and all sort of subjects primarily, about life’s meaning, and philosophy. Additionally, he added some legal discipline to his value system by putting himself through law school.
It is always cause things never turn out as planning, to become a diplomat things turn out to better, that he had to wait for three years, he stumbled upon the national youth administration, He was patient about adult education. Many including I would contend after digesting this article, Mr. Knowles played a major role in refining and teaching efficient learning i.e., “Informal adult education and “Self directed learning”, to note a couple of his many contributions to the world of learning. His works and achievements as examined throughout the article i.e., he served as director of the adult education at the YMCA. He also, served a professor of adult studies at B.U. where he was tenure and wrote two useful texts. “..What it means to be a facilitator of learning rather than a teacher” he once said, and a facilitator and exceptional leader he was in his life.
Vocational education covers education and skill developed at all levels from post-primary to tertiary education both through formal and non-formal programme. Technical and Vocational Education, defined it as a “Comprehensive term embracing those aspects of the educational process involving, in addition to general education, the study of technologies and related sciences and the acquisition ...