As a person matures his self concept moves from one of being a dependent personality toward one of being a self-directed human being
As a person matures he accumulates a growing reservoir of experience that becomes an increasing resource for learning.
Readiness to learn:
As a person matures his readiness to learn becomes oriented increasingly to the developmental tasks of his social roles.
Orientation to learning:
As a person matures his time perspective changes from one of postponed application of knowledge to immediacy of application, and accordingly his orientation toward learning shifts from one of subject-centeredness to one of problem centredness.
Motivation to learn:
As a person matures the motivation to learn is internal