The CPD policy has been revised to ensure that it is based on adult education principles which include that learners:
- Know why they need to learn something (the learning experience must add value and help them achieve their goals);
- Want to be respected as capable learners. This means the adult is given choices and sets their own learning objectives based on what they need to achieve in their specific role;
- They already have some experience and they should be encouraged to use these experiences and apply this to new learning opportunities;
- They want learning to occur timeously (they are only ready to learn when they have identified something they want to know or become proficient at); and
Both internal and external factors play a role in motivating adult learners (e.g. increased job satisfaction, increase in pay).