Adult learning is an essential component of human resources development.
Human resources development consists of inducting and training staff members when they are first employed by a company and ensuring, on an ongoing basis, that they have all the knowledge that they need to succeed in the job that they have been hired to do.
Adult learning (andragogy) is defined as ways of learning that are specifically set up for adults, and is different to pedagogy, which is learning for children, such as in school.
One of the main characteristics of adult learning is that it is driven by purpose. In other words, adults learn so they can do their jobs effectively.
Here is a practical example of the link between human resources development and adult learning. A 45-year-old...
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