The Adult Learner

The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development

Author: Malcolm S. Knowles,Elwood F. Holton III,Richard A. Swanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317812174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

View: 9554

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 definitive classic in adult education and human resource development

Author: Malcolm S. Knowles,Elwood F. Holton III,Richard A. Swanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317812182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

View: 7408

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

Author: Malcolm S Knowles,Elwood F Holton III,Richard A Swanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136346147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 417

View: 3801

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.

The Adult Learner

Some Things We Know

Author: Robin J. Fogarty,Brian M. Pete

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483361055

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 5086

Discover strategies that work with the adult learner! Based on the authors' 20 years of combined experience, this illuminating text examines the challenge of teaching adults and reveals what really works when leading professional development training for educators. Ideal for new and aspiring staff developers, this resource presents research-based adult learner theory and reviews assumptions about adult learners, principles that guide adult learning practices, and adult responses to change. The authors discuss all aspects of adult training, including: Roles people play in group processes The three-tiered change process The evolution of professional development models Levels of information transfer to the classroom

Jump-Start the Adult Learner

How to Engage and Motivate Adults Using Brain-Compatible Strategies

Author: Laurie Materna

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452294925

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 1166

"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.

The Adult Learner's Companion: A Guide for the Adult College Student

Author: Deborah Davis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495913839

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 4217

Adult learners face unique challenges--work, family, and the numerous responsibilities and obligations that they must juggle while pursuing a degree. With limited time and financial resources, adult learners need to know where and how to get help quickly and easily, and who to turn to when they have questions. The second edition of THE ADULT LEARNER'S COMPANION: A GUIDE FOR THE ADULT COLLEGE STUDENT preserves the principal core of the first edition while extending the scope and relevance of the relationship between life experience and its practical application to college and work. Essentially, the new edition teaches adult students how what they already know can be applied to all facets of college and career. Author Deborah Davis, a former adult student herself, provides a concise manual that helps adult learners navigate their way through the college experience, while providing the skills necessary for academic achievement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Adult Learner at Work

The Challenges of Lifelong Education in the New Millennium

Author: Robert Burns

Publisher: Business & Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9781875889532

Category: Adult education

Page: 370

View: 7925

The landmark comprehensive guide to the context, psychology and methods of learning for the workplace completely revised on the basis of the changing needs of a new decade.

The Adult Learner on Campus

A Guide for Instructors and Administrators

Author: Jerold W. Apps

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 4098

Adult Learners in the Academy

Author: Lee Bash

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9781882982608

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 6373

Adult learners comprise almost 50 percent of all students enrolled. Some argue they are pioneering change in today’s higher educational landscape. This book is designed to assist faculty members and administrators who want to understand how the impact of adult learning programs has and is helping to transform the academy and how newer initiatives are likely to change their own campuses in the coming decades. Through the use of case studies, and by blending the theoretical aspects of adult learning with practical application and personal experience, Lee Bash depicts each facet of adult learners and the requirements higher education must fulfill to meet their needs. The author explores The context of adult learning from four perspectives: adult programs, adult learners, demographics and projections, and programmatic best practices The distinguishing characteristics of adult learners, the special challenges they face, their motivations to continue their education, and why they seek and what they bring to college-level learning The institutional responses to the adult learner, such as programmatic perspectives and the fundamental needs required to sustain adult learning programs Meaningful applications of the term “lifelong learning” as well as some projections on how the 21st-century academy is likely to change This book is a helpful guide to all interested in understanding adult learning’s place in academia today and implementing and sustaining successful adult learning programs for tomorrow.

Teaching The Adult Learner

Author: Roberta Silfen, Ed. D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465371850

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 1459

Teaching the adult is more than a teacher-learner relationship. It is a symbiotic learning experience. The adults entering the classroom have an abundance of life experiences, a variety of educational backgrounds, diverse working skills, and differing needs and expectations for being there. You are not the teacher lecturing in front of the classroom, but rather serve as their guide, consultant, counselor, and support. You are there to hone their skills for questioning techniques, evaluating responses, and often assisting in the process of their decision-making. Some of your students may be older in years than you are-NOT TO WORRY! They are there to learn the process of educating themselves and are just as apprehensive as you are. Probably more so, they have not been in a classroom as long as you have. Enjoy the experience, you may learn more than you teach. I moften have.

Peace Education and the Adult Learner

Author: Jason J. Campbell,Noel E. Campbell

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761856773

Category: Education

Page: 94

View: 7263

Peace Education and the Adult Learner presents new educational models for teaching adult learners interested in peace education and conflict resolution. Instead of structuring a formulaic, process-based strategy of peace education, this book analyzes contemporary conflicts and contemplates possible strategies for resolution.

Adult Learning

Linking Theory and Practice

Author: Sharan B. Merriam,Laura L. Bierema

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416317

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 4302

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.

Mentor

Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners (with New Foreword, Introduction, and Afterword)

Author: Laurent A. Daloz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416686

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 6854

With a new introduction and afterword, this revised second edition is a practical, engaging exploration of mentoring and its power to transform learning. Filled with inspiring vignettes, Mentor shows how anyone who teaches can become a successful mentor to students. Topics covered include adult learning and development; the search for meaning as a motive for learning; education as a transformational journey; how adults change and develop; how learning changes the learner; barriers and incentives to learning and growth; and guiding adults through difficult transitions.

Planning Programs for Adult Learners

A Practical Guide

Author: Rosemary S. Caffarella,Sandra Ratcliff Daffron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470770376

Category: Education

Page: 422

View: 1843

The third edition of Planning Programs for Adult Learners explores the development of adult education programs in clear and specific detail. The book offers a popular step-by-step guide that 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. This important resource is written 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. This new edition integrates the relevant literature from the past decade on globalization, culture, and technology that has influenced the world in which adult educators now practice. The book is filled with examples and scenarios that illustrate the precepts and advice from Caffarella's proven Interactive Model of Program Planning and the handy chapter checklists remind practitioners what to focus on in their practice. In addition, the third edition puts the focus on critical administrative tasks and explores the ethical issues related to program planning. With the Interactive Model of Program Planning, the authors provide adult educators and practitioners in all fields a set of intellectual and practical tools to plan effective educational programs for adults.

Understanding And Facilitating Adult Learning

A Comprehensive Analysis of Principles and Effective Practices

Author: Brookfield, Stephen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335152260

Category: Education

Page: 375

View: 1488

This book provides a critical examination of the myths surrounding adult education and its practice.

Developing Adult Learners

Strategies for Teachers and Trainers

Author: Kathleen Taylor,Catherine Marienau,Morris Fiddler

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 5266

2001 Winner of the Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in Continuing Education "An absolutely indispensable trove of practical, concrete ideas for teaching and training adults. Enough theorizing and mythologizing! This is the real stuff!" —Laurent A. Parks Daloz, associate director, the Whidbey Institute, and author of Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners "This book gives us educators and trainers of adults a solid framework for intentionally incorporating into our practice what we believe to be a central tenet of what we do—help learners develop and change." —Rosemary S. Caffarella, professor, Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Northern Colorado, and coauthor of Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide Today's adult educators recognize that it is no longer sufficient for teachers to teach and trainers to train. This practical guide shows how to encourage learning and development while helping adult learners to become more aware of their personal growth and change. It not only offers a rationale for focusing on the experience and development of adult learners, but also presents a theoretical and conceptual framework of the intentions that guide educators. The authors provide nearly seventy instructional activities--some of which can be done in a single session and others that can be done in a series of sessions or an entire course. These flexible activities are organized according to their focus on a particular learning strategy. No matter the content or setting, readers can select any activity and customize it to suit their developmental and instructional objectives. Most important, Developing Adult Learners highlights the compelling voices of teachers and students who have discovered the excitement of growing and changing through learning. It is full of pragmatic advice for faculty members, part-time instructors, workplace educators, leadership trainers, and anyone dedicated to helping adult learners achieve rich and rewarding experiences.

The adult learner

a unique entity

Author: Judy-Arin Krupp

Publisher: Adult Development & Learning

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 8507

Teaching, Coaching and Mentoring Adult Learners

Lessons for professionalism and partnership

Author: Heather Fehring,Susan Rodrigues

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317335805

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 1071

The challenge for those coaching, mentoring, supervising or teaching adults is to design and deliver high-quality programmes that encompass a blend of teaching and learning approaches and strategies, that are constructed for adult learners in multiple educational environments and that cater for the diversity of adult learners’ needs. Adult learners are complex individuals who come to the learning process with a multitude of different experiences. Teaching, Coaching and Mentoring Adult Learners helps practitioners step up to this challenge by developing the skills needed to share their expertise with adult learners and engage them in new transformative practices. This book also forms a timely contribution to the current period of evolution in adult education, where extreme changes in the nature and scope of work and the globalisation of work and life are influencing learning. The shift in adult education addressed in this book includes: the globalisation of the workforce and the cultural impact on adult, tertiary and further education the relationship established between adult educators and adult learners provision of adult education and professional development by private and major multimedia and corporate interests occupations boundaries between professions and between skilled and unskilled work assessing adult learners’ needs and adapting strategies to meet the perceived needs of adult learners in medicine, education, psychology and industry designing learning experiences to maximise the processing of complex conceptual knowledge and then transforming the knowledge to fit new learning environments the role of new technologies of learning in adult and vocational learning. This book provides research-based insight into the expectations and the value of the coach, mentor, tutor and supervisor roles and combines research with strategic guidance to support the implementation of innovative techniques through case studies, strategies and methodologies in teaching and learning in higher education and professional learning. Bringing together insights from an expert range of international contributors, this text will be invaluable to higher education professionals and those involved in supervising, coaching and mentoring in the workforce.

You Can Do It!

A Guide for the Adult Learner and Anyone Going Back to School Mid-career

Author: Harry G. Turner

Publisher: Silver Lake Publishing

ISBN: 156343153X

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 2746

Tells how to analyze one's previous learning experiences, and offers advice on reading, listening skills, note taking, math, memory, and test taking