Age: 20-69 years

The age of majority is the age from which a natural person considered by law as an adult. Sometimes the general term “maturity” is used.

Klaus Holzkamp developed the “model of expansive learning”, based on the subjective interests of the learner in a subjective approach.

Subjective interests of the learner

More and more adults opt for new educational paths or reorientation even in advanced adulthood, such as studying at second chance.

Even though in the case of fluid intelligence losses are recognizable already in the early adulthood, crystallized intelligence has a much higher degree of balance, because in adulthood experience is extended and knowledge systems are further developed, so that crystallized intelligence can certainly increase.