Don't presume about experienced adult learners in medicine

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7367.779/a (Published 05 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:779
  1. David I Newble, professor of medical education (d.newble@shef.ac.uk)
  1. University of Sheffield School of Medicine, Sheffield S10 2RX

    EDITOR—The article by Newman and Peile contains a set of principles for adult learning with which many educators would agree.1 But in the new era of evidence based medical education are these principles soundly based, even if they seem to have a high degree of face validity? In this case even Malcolm Knowles, one of the doyens of adult education theory and the originator of the principles listed in the article, is quoted …

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