The Adult Learner

The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1856178110

Category: Psychology

Page: 406

View: 8898

Revisions throughout to make it more readable and relevant to your practices.

The Adult Learner

The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750678372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 9062

Keeping to the practical format of the last edition, this book is divided into three parts. The first part contains the classic chapters that describe the roots and principles of andragogy, including a new chapter, which presents Knowles' program planning model. The second part focuses on the advancements in adult learning with each chapter fully revised updated, incorporating a major expansion of Androgogy in Practice. The last part of the book will contain an updated selection of topical readings that advance the theory and will include the HRD style inventory developed by Dr. Knowles. This new edition is essential reading for adult learning practitioners and students and HRD professionals. It provides a theoretical framework for understanding the adult learning issues both in the teaching and workplace environments.

The Adult Learner at Work

A Comprehensive Guide to the Context, Psychology and Methods of Learning for the Workplace

Author: Robert Burns

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865089898

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 9894

A 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.

Teaching The Adult Learner

Author: Roberta Silfen, Ed. D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465371850

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 1204

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

Educational Trends in a Globalized World

Author: Jason J. Campbell,Noël E. Campbell

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761856781

Category: Political Science

Page: 70

View: 4516

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.

The Adult Learner

Author: Malcolm S Knowles, PH.D. PH.D.

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780872010239

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 2556

The Adult Learner

Some Things We Know

Author: Robin J. Fogarty,Brian M. Pete

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483361055

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 7437

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: 4880

"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: 1133420451

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 9209

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.

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: 1540

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

The Adult Learner's Guide to College

Author: Laurence Smith,Timothy Walter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780534232993

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 4388

This book is designed to build the confidence of adult learners and to present strategies for basic skills such as classroom learning, studying, reading, notetaking, time management, and test taking. Rather than saying, ''here's how you did it in high school, and here's how you do it now'', the focus is: ''here are your assumptions about what you think you need to do to succeed... here's what you really need to be concerned about... and here's what to do to deal with academic and personal adjustments on your life.''

The Organization and Planning of Adult Education

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887067983

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 4901

The heightened interest in and the rapid expansion of adult education has become a trend in a variety of environments. In order to serve these developing areas, educators, personnel directors, as well as staff development specialists require improved methods for planning learning activities within their own unique organizational contexts. In The Organization and Planning of Adult Education Kowalski examines the issues created by providing a social service in diverse organizational settings and presents a format for initiating and developing adult education programs. In order to comprehend the complexity of the context of programming within an organization, two novel components are included: first, a typology of sponsoring organizations is presented. This allows the reader to study program development in greater detail through a categorization of the sponsoring institutions. Second, organizational theory is applied to the process of programming in adult education. To be successful, the adult educator must be able to analyze both the existing organizational climate as well as to devise programs compatible with this environment. Kowalski has written a valuable resource and guide for those faced with the responsibilities of planning adult education programs in their own particular setting.

Perspectives of Quality in Adult Learning

Author: Peter Boshier

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826481276

Category: Education

Page: 219

View: 3490

Provides a detailed analysis of concepts involved in adult learning, including the chatacteristics and experiences of adult learners and quality and learning. >

Role Performance Of Adult Education Teachers Problems And Prospects

Author: G.L. Reddy

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788171413904

Category: Adult education

Page: 137

View: 5965

The book provides an extensive review under different headings related to the title i.e. studies on teacher effectiveness, characteristics of effective teachers, the role performance of teachers and competencies required for adult education teachers. It also gives various ways and means to overcome the problems of adult education teachers. This book will cater to the needs of teachers, research scholars, educational planners and administrators, students of nonformal education and teachers working in adult education as well as B.Ed. courses of various Universities.

The adult learner

a unique entity

Author: Judy-Arin Krupp

Publisher: Adult Development & Learning


Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 7991

Developing Programmes for Adult Learners in Africa

Author: M. L. S. Gboku,Rebecca Nthogo Lekoko

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 9789282011201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 6003

This book identifies quantitative, qualitative and multi-method approaches, and is based upon existing research methods teaching in Africa. It is grounded in African adult education contexts and draws on material and experiences from research courses taught in African universities. It emphasises the importance of combining quantitative methods with qualitative research that is embedded in adult education contexts and that builds on indigenous knowledge. Examples of the contexts addressed in the book include: village communities, agriculture development workers, literacy and income generation projects, community policing strategies, brigades, vocational training centres, mass health awareness campaigns such as HIV/AIDS, work-based education and training, management development, needs analyses, and the training of adult education trainers.

The Psychology of Adult Learning in Africa

Author: Thomas O. Fasokun,Anne Katahoire,Akpovire B. Oduaran

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 9789282011171

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 7817

Presenting psychology as an applied discipline that can help adult educators be more effective in their work, this book analyses the cultural factors that influence the characteristics, behaviour and thinking of adult learners. It emphasizes the collective orientation of African cultures and the view of the self in terms of interdependent relationships within a community. The chapters provide an introduction to the psychology of adult learning and address the following: characteristics of adult learning; life span development; human motivation and participation; learning styles; facilitating adult learning; and guidance and counselling of adult learners.

Adult Learners On Campus

Author: H.B. Slotnick,Mary Helen Pelton,Mary Lou Fuller,Lila Tabor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135722218

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 450

The opportunity for a "second chance" is a growing phenomenon. Some members of the Adult Learners Consulting Group, a dozen or so faculty and graduate students at the University of Dakota, who have a general interest in the related processes of learning and teaching, investigated the specific concern about the ways older-than-average students learn and the instructional methods most appropriate for them. They recognized that for both the older student and the teacher of the older student there are problems and issues that are different from the average student or student/teacher relationship. In addition to presenting an integrated picture of adult learners on campus, this book also provides some teaching techniques that can be used in the classroom tomorrow.; It is aimed at teachers in further and adult education, trainers in all disciplines, researchers in adult and continuing education.