behavior in adult education settings must be considered. Conceptual Framework on Disruptive Behavior Disruptive behavior is behavior on the part of a learner that obstructs learning in an adult education setting. As a result of a review of adult education File Size: KB. Behavior Theory and Adult Education. The paper proposes that when behavior change is the major target of an adult education program, the designer must consider three factors: (1) the four basic targets for behavior change efforts (behavior goals and plans, basic knowledge and skills needed for successful performance, physical environment, reinforcers of behavior); (2) individual differences of the learner (self-esteem level, meaningfulness of behavior Cited by: 1.
Apr 19, · This is based on behavior theory as proposed by Thorndike, Pavlov, Watson, Guthrie, Hull, Tolman and Skinner. This theory sees locus of learning as the stimuli in external environment. It is the need of the people that drives them to learning. Adult education is especially driven by the need of people to solve the problems that surround them. While the mature adult enters an educational program with substantial experience (one or more mugs that are already full), there is still the need for additional education or training. There is an awaiting mug that is not yet full, but needs to be full (or at least partially filled) so that this mature learner can prepare for a new role in life or for successful advancement in his or her current .