The Adult Learner

The Adult Learner Author Malcolm S. Knowles
ISBN-10 9781317812173
Year 2014-12-05
Pages 402
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles’s pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centered approach to learning have been hugely influential and are still the basis of the learning practices we use today. Understanding these principles is the cornerstone of increasing motivation and enabling adult learners to achieve. This eighth edition has been thoughtfully updated in terms of structure, content, and style. On top of this, online material and added chapter-level reflection questions make this classic text more accessible than ever. The new edition includes: Two new chapters: Neuroscience and Andragogy, and Information Technology and Learning. Updates throughout the book to reflect the very latest advancements in the field. A companion website with instructor aids for each chapter. If you are a researcher, practitioner or student in education, an adult learning practitioner, training manager, or involved in human resource development, this is the definitive book in adult learning that you should not be without.

The Adult Learner

The Adult Learner Author Malcolm S. Knowles
ISBN-10 9781317812180
Year 2014-12-05
Pages 402
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles’s pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centered approach to learning have been hugely influential and are still the basis of the learning practices we use today. Understanding these principles is the cornerstone of increasing motivation and enabling adult learners to achieve. This eighth edition has been thoughtfully updated in terms of structure, content, and style. On top of this, online material and added chapter-level reflection questions make this classic text more accessible than ever. The new edition includes: Two new chapters: Neuroscience and Andragogy, and Information Technology and Learning. Updates throughout the book to reflect the very latest advancements in the field. A companion website with instructor aids for each chapter. If you are a researcher, practitioner or student in education, an adult learning practitioner, training manager, or involved in human resource development, this is the definitive book in adult learning that you should not be without.

The Adult Learner

The Adult Learner Author Malcolm S Knowles
ISBN-10 9781136346149
Year 2012-05-31
Pages 417
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles' pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s.

Case Studies and Activities in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

Case Studies and Activities in Adult Education and Human Resource Development Author Steven W. Schmidt
ISBN-10 9781617350757
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 199
Language en
Publisher IAP
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Case studies have become a widely-used instructional tool in many educational environments. The use of case studies began in the 1950s at Harvard Business School. Today, they may be used as part of a course of study, or as the main focus of a course, to which other material is added. While the use of case studies is prevalent in schools of business and medicine, they are not often used in adult education or human resource development. This may be because there are no current major publications that deal with the use of case studies in these disciplines; nor are there any major databases of adult education or human resource development case studies for instructors to use. Good case studies can bring reality into the classroom. They can provide frameworks for discussion based on issues that must be faced in real life. Complex case issues can be broken down and examined for greater understanding, then pulled together again for resolution. Case studies can be used successfully in adult education. I propose a book based on the use of case-based learning in adult education and human resource development (HRD). The book could be positioned as a supplement to course textbooks for courses in adult education and HRD. I would write the cases and develop the exercises, but could also get others to contribute a case study or exercise to the book. Cases would each be a half-page to maybe 2-3 pages at the long end, and would include questions for students/readers. Supplementary information (possibly in the form of a DVD) could be put together for instructors. This information would include case study focal points and examples of possible responses for each study/exercise.

Adult Learning

Adult Learning Author Sharan B. Merriam
ISBN-10 9781118416310
Year 2013-09-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for master’s-level students and practitioners alike. Sharan Merriam and Laura Bierema have infused each chapter with practical applications for instruction which will help readers personally relate to the material. The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today’s World Traditional Learning Theories Andragogy Self-Directed Learning Transformative Learning Experience and Learning Body and Spirit in Learning Motivation and Learning The Brain and Cognitive Functioning Adult Learning in the Digital Age Critical Thinking and Critical Perspectives Culture and Context Discussion questions and activities for reflection are included at the end of each chapter.

Planning Programs for Adult Learners

Planning Programs for Adult Learners Author Rosemary S. Caffarella
ISBN-10 9781118415436
Year 2013-01-28
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Planning Programs for Adult Learners, Third Edition covers the development of adult education programs in clear, specific detail. This popular step-by-step guide contains information on every area of program planning for adult learners, from understanding the purpose of educational programs to obtaining suitable facilities to incorporating technology appropriately. For educators and practitioners for whom planning programs is a full-time responsibility or only a part of their jobs, as well as volunteers in a variety of organizations, will find this book to be an essential tool. Grounded in a variety of program planning models, the new edition includes: new refinements to the 11-component interactive model updated exercises and examples from new settings new material on the practical application of technology discussion of instructional and program evaluation a focus on critical managerial tasks a new chapter on exploring the foundational knowledge of program planning a new section on the ethical issues related to program planning

Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind

Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind Author Kathleen Taylor
ISBN-10 9781118711453
Year 2016-03-07
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Practical "brain-aware" facilitation tailored to the adult brain Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind explains how the brain works, and how to help adults learn, develop, and perform more effectively in various settings. Recent neurobiological discoveries have challenged long-held assumptions that logical, rational thought is the preeminent approach to knowing. Rather, feelings and emotions are essential for meaningful learning to occur in the embodied brain. Using stories, metaphors, and engaging illustrations to illuminate technical ideas, Taylor and Marienau synthesize relevant trends in neuroscience, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind. Readers unfamiliar with current brain discoveries will enjoy an informative, easy-to-read book. Neuroscience fans will find additional material designed to supplement their knowledge. Many popular publications on brain and learning focus on school-aged learners or tend more toward anatomical description than practical application. This book provides facilitators of adult learning and development a much-needed resource of tested approaches plus the science behind their effectiveness. Appreciate the fundamental role of experience in adult learning Understand how metaphor and analogy spark curiosity and creativity Alleviate adult anxieties that impede learning Acquire tools and approaches that foster adult learning and development Compared with other books on brain and learning, this volume includes dozens of specific examples of how experienced practitioners facilitate meaningful learning. These "brain-aware" approaches can be adopted and adapted for use in diverse settings. Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind should be read by advisors/counselors, instructors, curriculum and instructional developers, professional development designers, corporate trainers and coaches, faculty mentors, and graduate students—in fact, anyone interested in how adult brains learn.

Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management

Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Author Mark Easterby-Smith
ISBN-10 9780470972816
Year 2011-08-17
Pages 710
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The fully revised and updated version of this successful Handbook is welcomed by management scholars world-wide. By bringing together the latest approaches from the leading experts in organizational learning & knowledge management the volume provides a unique and valuable overview of current thinking about how organizations accumulate 'knowledge' and learn from experience. Key areas of update in the new edition are: Resource based view of the firm Capability management Global management Organizational culture Mergers & acquisitions Strategic management Leadership

The making of an adult educator

The making of an adult educator Author Malcolm Shepherd Knowles
ISBN-10 UOM:39015017634349
Year 1989-10
Pages 211
Language en
Publisher Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
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Malcolm S. Knowles tells the story of his professional career--and provides a personal inside look at how the field of adult education has developed over the last five decades.

ASTD Handbook 2nd Edition

ASTD Handbook  2nd Edition Author Elaine Biech
ISBN-10 9781562869137
Year 2014-05-04
Pages 984
Language en
Publisher American Society for Training and Development
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In today’s parlance, smart board is the new chalkboard and for the profession of training and development, this new, 2nd edition of the ASTD Handbook is the MUST-HAVE resource for every practitioner. The ASTD Handbook (2nd edition), more than a year in the making, maintains the authentic credibility of ASTD’s first Handbook (2008), incorporates the new competencies of the profession, and includes more than 50 chapters authored by the top professionals in the T&D space. This all-new material is not just the "best of," but it is the BEST there is. Together with the first edition it represents the essence of the training practice with solid how-to content, plus tools, resources, technology, and more. Spearheaded by expert trainer and world-renowned author, editor, and speaker, Elaine Biech, this is an essential title for your training library. It’s YOUR Profession, OWN IT!

Jump Start the Adult Learner

Jump Start the Adult Learner Author Laurie Materna
ISBN-10 9781452294926
Year 2007-05-08
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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"Overall this text is a very interesting read with significant applicability to both advisors and faculty. The creative advisor will have no problem synthesizing Materna's ideas and theories of brain-compatible learning strategies into daily interactions with students and faculty." —Jennifer Varney, Hesser College Use these interactive strategies to help adults become more self-directed in their learning, improve their ability to comprehend and apply complex information, and unleash their creative potential.

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn Author Raymond J. Wlodkowski
ISBN-10 1555425259
Year 1993-03-01
Pages 335
Language en
Publisher Jossey-Bass
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Deserves to be read by anyone, in any setting, who is engaged in the management or delivery of lifelong education.'' ?Lifelong Learning An excellent reference guide for instructors, teachers, and trainers. Wlodkowski covers a wide range of motivational topics, and also manages to approach these topics in a logical and systematic manner.'' ?Training News In this award-winning adult education resource Raymond J. Wlodkowski explains the positive effects that motivation has on adult learning and instruction, outlines key factors that influence motivation, and presents sixty-eight specific motivational strategies that can be applied throughout a course of instruction