chapter  15
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Some Guidelines for the Use of Learning Contracts

One of the most significant findings from research about adult learning (for example, Allen Tough’s The Adult’s Learning Projects) is that when adults go about learning something naturally (as contrasted with being taught something), they are highly self-directing. Evidence is beginning to accumulate, too, that what adults learn on their own initiative, they learn more deeply and permanently than what they learn by being taught.