Rich, relevant professional learning should leverage the needs of adult learners to support transformational change for teachers.
Conditions That Promote or Impede Learning
In the book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success--How we can learn to fulfill our potential, author Carol Dweck summarizes decades of research on achievement and success. She explains that it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success, but whether we approach challenges with a fixed or growth mindset.
General Theories of Adult Learning
Adult Learning Theory is based on the idea that adult learners are quantifiably different in how they learn from children. There are several assumptions about these differences that together form the basis for a theory of andragogy--hat is effective in teaching adult learners
Transforming Teaching and Learning
"Self-Directed Learning: A Goal, Process and Personal Attribute" defines self-directed learning puts the needs of the learner first and the teacher serves as the learners' guide rather than a subject/content expert.