You cannot teach an old dog new tricks: or can you?

Maria S. Scholtz


The introduction of continuing professional development (CPD) for radiographers will at some stage result in them fulfilling the roles of adult learners and facilitators of adult learning.

This article highlights some of the characteristics and responsibilities of the adult learner and also focuses on the role of the facilitator of adult learning [1-12]. It is anticipated that the information provided will assist both facilitators and learners to improve educational effectiveness of CPD activities.


Adult education; androgogy; continuing professional development; facilitator; adult learning

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The South African Radiographer | ISSN 0258 0241

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