Malcolm Knowles



Recognizing excellence in promoting self-directed learning


Malcolm Knowles (1913-1997) is known as one of the most influential scholars in adult education and self-directed learning.


His work has made significant advances in the fields of informal adult education, the history and development of adult and higher education in the U.S., andragogy, lifelong learning, and self-directed learning.


Knowles’ theories have inspired decades of research and continue to be revered as some of the most progressive and advanced insights into the field of adult education.

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