The Adult Learner

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136346139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 417

View: 9020

"A great update of a classic. Should be required reading for anyone involved with adult learning in schools, businesses and communities." Sam Stern, Professor & Dean, School of Education, Oregon State University, USA 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 resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centred approach to learning have been hugely infl uential 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 update of a pioneering classic contains all Knowles’ original chapters alongside a newer second part by Elwood "Ed" Holton and Richard A Swanson charting the advancements on these core principles. A third section includes selected readings from previous editions to illustrate the theory’s evolution, as well as important articles from other key experts around the world for a comprehensive view. This new edition includes: • New chapter outlines, learning objectives and careful edits of Malcolm Knowles’ work to simplify the original theory • Updates to the second part to refl ect the very latest advancements in the field • Revisions throughout to make it more readable and relevant to your practices. If you are a specialist or student in education, an adult learning practitioner, training manager, or involved in human resource development, this is the definitive book in adult learning you shouldn’t be without.

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: 4213

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

Some Things We Know

Author: Robin J. Fogarty,Brian M. Pete

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483361055

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 4334

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

Teaching The Adult Learner

Author: Roberta Silfen, Ed. D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465371850

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 2627

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: 8068

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 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: 5539

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.

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: 6784

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.

Jump-Start the Adult Learner

How to Engage and Motivate Adults Using Brain-Compatible Strategies

Author: Laurie Materna

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412952941

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 1683

"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

Strategies for Success

Author: Robert L. Steinbach

Publisher: Crisp Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781560521754

Category: Education

Page: 86

View: 1848

This book reveals powerful strategies for making the most of lifelong learning opportunities.

Reference Services for the Adult Learner

Challenging Issues for the Traditional and Technological Era

Author: Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah,Sarkodie-Mensah Kwasi

Publisher: Haworth Press

ISBN: 9780789009722

Category: Education

Page: 435

View: 4053

Help adults returning to school learn to find and use the information they need! Reference Services for the Adult Learner: Challenging Issues for the Traditional and Technological Era offers proven, effective approaches for teaching adult patrons how and where to find information. Unlike younger students, who in many cases grew up with computers at school and in the home, many older patrons are uncomfortable with current technologies. They may not remember how to use a card catalogue, but at least the drawers and index cards look familiar. A phrase like database search may bring on confusion and anxiety for them. Including the views of faculty, adult students, and administrators as well as librarians, Reference Services for the Adult Learner provides you with theories of educational psychology that explain how adults learn, as well as suggestions from adult learners to help you understand what these clients need to know about using new technologies and finding information. Reference Services for the Adult Learner provides original empirical research on such vital issues as: technophobia, technostress, and information literacy the unique needs of the adult learner, including evening and weekend access to information and instruction adult-learning theories and appropriate teaching strategies to take advantage of adult students’strengths distance learning and the adult student issues of information literacy and approaches to seeking, analyzing, and evaluating information adult learners in special populations, including international and disabled students Containing research from librarians and adult learners from the United States, Canada, and Australia, Reference Services for the Adult Learner offers you teaching strategies that will enable adult patrons to easily locate and properly use all of the materials in your library.

The Adult Learner's Guide to College

Author: Laurence Smith,Timothy Walter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780534232993

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 3338

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 adult learner

a unique entity

Author: Judy-Arin Krupp

Publisher: Adult Development & Learning

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 3840

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: 1229

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.

Adult Learning Principles 1

Engaging the Adult Learner

Author: Catherine Mattiske

Publisher: AudioInk

ISBN: 1921547553

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 1969

The principles of adult learning work on the basis that we all learn differently, and the way we like to receive and interpret information varies from person to person. Instructional designers and trainers who use a combination of adult learning principles to provide balance in their programs, raise the odds of keeping all participants focused and engaged throughout the learning process. A good mix of adult learning styles is critical in ensuring learning through participant retention and workplace application.This Learning Short-take combines self-study with workplace activities to develop skills and knowledge in the principles of adult learning. Participants will add adult learning techniques to their 'grab bag' of instructional design tools for improved learning outcomes. Participants will evaluate their current approach to instructional design, and develop new and innovative strategies to engage learners at every level. Significantly increasing participant retention and training results, this Learning Short-take will fuel your confidence in designing successful training every time.The Learning Short-take is designed for completion in approximately 90 minutes.Learning Objectives: Successfully match adult learning terms with definitions. Determine your personal Learning Style preference. List and give working examples of three Adult Learning Principles - Global vs Specific, Learning Styles and Learning Types. Develop strategies and ideas to link Adult Learning Principles with Instructional Design."

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: 8779

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

Night and Day

Reading for the Adult Learner of ESL - EFL

Author: Caroline Banks

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130437044

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 144

View: 8146

Assumes beginner level reading skills. Each reading passage has a pre-reading activity and questions, and more activities after the passage.