Yes and no.
The ‘no’ part of the equation –> I believe that the conditions for authentic learning are similar across age levels, interests, abilities, cultures.
Making a connection, creating a relationship with your learners is the first step to authentic learning. full stop.
The ‘yes’ part of the answer comes in when it comes to motivation. For example, a kindergarten student is motivated to learn for much different reasons than an adult learner. An adult learner has different reasons for learning than a high school student.
It’s for this reason that I’ve decided to explore adult learning at AdultEd.TracyRosen.com
Come join me, won’t you?