What motivates adult learners to improve their ability to learn?
The intention of this study was to examine the role of motivational factors in the field of adult learning. The abundant presence of technology and innovation has made it mandatory for the professional to be ready to learn in informal settings every day. As an adult learner seeking to become a facilitator, I wanted to know “What motivates adults to improve their ability to learn?” The study explores the impact of motivational factors, such as: growth mindset, feedback sharing and relationship building, inclusion, relevance, and collaboration and cooperation in the groups of adult learners. The qualitative research method of text analysis was used to accomplish the project. This project resulted in a series of workshops that cover the key concepts learned in the research and writing of this project. These workshops will be facilitated in my institute but could be used in other education or organizational contexts that provide adult learning. The findings suggest that adult learning and motivation go hand in hand. Once motivated in the right direction, an adult learner can find his/her own way of learning and then learning becomes pleasing instead of a requirement.