Adult learning takes place in a wide variety of settings and contexts such as higher education, adult literacy programs, professional education, and workplace education.
Human Resource Development (HRD) is a practice that combines training, organizational development, and career development efforts to encourage improvement of individual, group, and organizational performance. Its purpose is to enhance employee performance and productivity, which leads to employee and customer satisfaction and an increase in the profitability of the organization.
There are many theories that attempt to describe how adults learn. This site provides information on adult learning theories and research in relation to practice in the field of human resource development. Included is information on the implication of adult learning theories for those involved with adult education across contexts and how adults acquire and use knowledge, skills, and attitudes.