Adult Learning

Adult Learning
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Author: Sharan B. Merriam,Laura L. Bierema
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781118416310
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Making Sense of Adult Learning

Making Sense of Adult Learning
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Author: Dorothy MacKeracher
Pages: 263
ISBN: 080203778X
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: University of Toronto Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Not just for students in adult education, Making Sense of Adult Learning is for anyone working with adults in a variety of settings: business, industry, organizations, colleges, universities, and training projects. Learning is at the heart of human experience, and this guide provides essential keys to understanding how adults learn and to applying that knowledge to practical, everyday situations"--Book jacket.

Pathways of Adult Learning

Pathways of Adult Learning
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Author: Colleen Kawalilak,Janet Groen
Pages: 249
ISBN: 9781551306377
Release: 2014
Editor: Canadian Scholars’ Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book provides educators and facilitators with a comprehensive overview of the historical underpinnings and philosophical orientations of adult education and adult learning while attending to the various roles individuals play both within and beyond the formal constraints of the classroom. Positioning learners' and instructors' educational narratives as central to the theories that inform adult education, Pathways of Adult Learning opens up a dialogue among students, educators, community members, scholars, and working professionals about the many possible avenues toward knowledge sharing. Employing a personal, accessible tone, Janet Groen and Colleen Kawalilak take up a relational approach that encourages readers to reflect upon their own experiences as learners within the broadening context of adult education. Conscious of the power imbalances that can emerge in both institutional and professional work and learning environments, this text explores specific teaching and facilitation strategies that effectively generate ideas and accommodate adult learners of varying gender orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and ethnicities. Through their collaborative analysis of a diverse collection of first-person narratives, provided by both students and scholars working in the field, the authors construct a multi-faceted portrait of the status of adult learning today. Integrating a critical lens to explore how social, cultural, and economic factors influence and shape individual and collective pathways toward lifelong learning, this text is an indispensible guide for anyone studying or facilitating educational programming for adults in diverse work and learning contexts

Boundaries of Adult Learning

Boundaries of Adult Learning
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Author: Richard Edwards,Ann Hanson,Peter Raggatt
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9781136176081
Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Until relatively recently, adult learning in the UK was largely recognised as being situated mainly within the LEA adult education centre, university extra-mural departments and the WEA. However, this picture has changed. The major change has been a shift from 'education' to 'learning' as the key organising concept. A greater range of settings are now recognised as sites producing learning, and alongside this has grown a debate about the purpose and form of study within adult learning. This has led people to question both the concept of adult learning and the boundaries of its provision. This book reviews and assesses the changes which are taking place. It explores the disputes surrounding adult learning, discussing how boundaries have blurred thereby creating new opportunities such as APL and credit transfer, and including a significantly wider range of activities within the definition of learning. It also assesses the extent to which, despite the changes in boundaries, inequalities in learning opportunities still persist.

Psychology and Adult Learning

Psychology and Adult Learning
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Author: Mark Tennant
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781134190867
Release: 2007-05-07
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The third edition of this popular book examines the role of psychology in informing adult education practice and has been fully updated to reflect the effect of changes in the structure of society, globalisation, technology and the impact of postmodernism. It explores the traditions of key psychological theories and discusses issues and problems in applying them to an understanding of adult learning and development. It also examines the formation of identities and places increased emphasis on what it means to be a lifelong learner. Dealing with adult learning in a variety of contexts, the topics considered include: humanistic psychology self directed learners psychoanalytic approaches the formation of identities development of intelligence learning styles behaviourism group dynamics and group facilitators critical awareness.

Culture and Processes of Adult Learning

Culture and Processes of Adult Learning
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Author: Richard Edwards,Ann Hanson,Mary Thorpe
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781136140440
Release: 2013-12-16
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The authors provide a variety of perspectives on the conceptualisation of adult learning, drawing on sociology, psychology, adult education and applied research into how adults experience learning. Bringing together a number of major contributions to current debates about what learning during adulthood is for, what motivates learning, and how best it might be developed, the authors address a range of significant issues: What should be the context of learning programmed for adults, and who should decide? What are the implications in general and for women in particular of the current emphasis on learning for work, at work? How do adults learn and how is learning best facilitated? How might learning be used to empower individuals, communities and organisations?

Dimensions of Adult Learning

Dimensions of Adult Learning
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Author: Griff Foley
Pages: 335
ISBN: 9780335225040
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Annotation. â&€&œGriff Foley has done those of us who are interested in adult learning a favourâ&€¦ Dimensions of Adult Learning provides an up-to-date, internationally relevant and comprehensive overview of an increasingly diverse field of studyâ&€¦ an ideal introduction to the field for teachers, researchers and policy-makers."Journal of Education and Work â&€&œ[The book] lives up to its ambitious name and has something to offer policy-makers and practitioners who want to take a fresh look at the expanding world of adult learning.â&€& Talisman â&€&œThis timely and valuable book makes an important contribution to our understanding of key recent developments in adult education and their significance. Reflecting the increasingly global nature of scholarship in the field, well-respected international contributors analyse issues facing practitioners today and consider how these can be most positively embraced to further the international cause of adult learning and social justice.â&€& â&€&“ Janet Hannah, University of Nottingham. This broad introduction to adult and post-compulsory education offers an overview of the field for students, adult educators and workplace trainers. The book establishes an analytical framework to emphasise the nature of learning and agency of learners; examines the core knowledge and skills that adult educators need; discusses policy, research and history of adult education, and surveys innovations and issues in adult education and learning. It also examines adult learning in different contexts: on-line learning, problem-based learning, organisational and vocational learning. Edited by internationally known academic Griff Foley, the book features chapters from leading contributors in the UK, North America, Australia and worldwide. Contributors: Damon Anderson, Francesca Beddie; Carmel Borg; Bob Boughton; Mike Brown; Shauna Butterwick; Tara Fenwick; Laurie Field; Keith Forrester; Vernon Galloway;Andrew Gonczi; Nancy Grudens-Schuck; Joce Jesson; Linda Leach; Peter Mayo; John McIntyre; Paul McTigue; Mike Newman; Tom Nesbit; Kjell Rubenson; Peter Rushbrook; Tom Sork; Barbara Sparks; Bruce Spencer; Peter Stephenson; Nelly Stromquist; Lucy Taksa; Mark Tennant; Shirley Walters; Michael Welton

Adult Learning in the Social Context

Adult Learning in the Social Context
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Author: Peter Jarvis
Pages: 14
ISBN: 9781136628771
Release: 2012-04-27
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book is a logical progression from The Sociology of Adult and Continuing Education. The author takes a completely new approach to the subject and puts forward a model of adult learning which is analysed in depth. This model arises from the results of a research project in which adults analysed their own learning experiences.

Understanding And Facilitating Adult Learning

Understanding And Facilitating Adult Learning
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Author: Brookfield, Stephen
Pages: 375
ISBN: 9780335152261
Release: 1986-06-01
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Planning Programs for Adult Learners

Planning Programs for Adult Learners
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Author: Rosemary S. Caffarella,Sandra Ratcliff Daffron
Pages: 422
ISBN: 9780470770375
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Self direction in Adult Learning

Self direction in Adult Learning
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Author: Ralph G. Brockett,Roger Hiemstra
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9780429854354
Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Originally published in 1991, this book provides the reader with a comprehensive synthesis of developments, issues and practices related to a self-direction in learning. it presents strategies for facilitating self-directed learning as an instructional method and for enhancing learner self-direction as an aspect of adult personality. The idea of self-directed learning is not a new one but has received renewed attention in education circles and has particular significance for the adult education sector.

Microcomputers for Adult Learning

Microcomputers for Adult Learning
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Author: David Gueulette
Pages: 228
ISBN: 0695816675
Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown

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Adult and Second Language Learning

Adult and Second Language Learning
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780128203781
Release: 2020-05-21
Editor: Academic Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 72 in this preeminent series, features empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning, to complex learning and problem-solving. Chapters in this new release cover Statistical learning predicts literacy acquisition of a foreign alphabetic and logographic language, An Investigation into Virtual Immersion Mandarin Chinese Writing Instruction with Students with Autism, Child and adult classroom L2 learners: uniqueness and similarities, and implications for cognitive models, Current Trends in Second Sign Language Research: Acquisition, Teaching and Assessment, Language Experiences and Cognitive Control: A Dynamic Perspective, and much more. Presents the latest information in the highly regarded Psychology of Learning and Motivation series Provides an essential reference for researchers and academics in cognitive science Contains information relevant to both applied concerns and basic research

Leading Adult Learning

Leading Adult Learning
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Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781452237480
Release: 2009-09-23
Editor: Corwin Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Support the growth and development of all adults—teachers, principals, and superintendents—in your school community! Educators need different kinds of supports and challenges over the different stages of their lives. Drago-Severson’s developmental model of learning-oriented school leadership draws from multiple knowledge domains to help school and district leaders understand how to support professional growth. This volume: Details four Pillar Practices for growth—teaming, providing leadership roles, collegial inquiry, and mentoring Presents research from practicing leaders across the nation Includes resources to assist you in applying this learning-oriented model to your school and school system

Dimensions of Adult Learning

Dimensions of Adult Learning
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Author: Griff Foley
Pages: 335
ISBN: 9780335225040
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Annotation. â&€&œGriff Foley has done those of us who are interested in adult learning a favourâ&€¦ Dimensions of Adult Learning provides an up-to-date, internationally relevant and comprehensive overview of an increasingly diverse field of studyâ&€¦ an ideal introduction to the field for teachers, researchers and policy-makers."Journal of Education and Work â&€&œ[The book] lives up to its ambitious name and has something to offer policy-makers and practitioners who want to take a fresh look at the expanding world of adult learning.â&€& Talisman â&€&œThis timely and valuable book makes an important contribution to our understanding of key recent developments in adult education and their significance. Reflecting the increasingly global nature of scholarship in the field, well-respected international contributors analyse issues facing practitioners today and consider how these can be most positively embraced to further the international cause of adult learning and social justice.â&€& â&€&“ Janet Hannah, University of Nottingham. This broad introduction to adult and post-compulsory education offers an overview of the field for students, adult educators and workplace trainers. The book establishes an analytical framework to emphasise the nature of learning and agency of learners; examines the core knowledge and skills that adult educators need; discusses policy, research and history of adult education, and surveys innovations and issues in adult education and learning. It also examines adult learning in different contexts: on-line learning, problem-based learning, organisational and vocational learning. Edited by internationally known academic Griff Foley, the book features chapters from leading contributors in the UK, North America, Australia and worldwide. Contributors: Damon Anderson, Francesca Beddie; Carmel Borg; Bob Boughton; Mike Brown; Shauna Butterwick; Tara Fenwick; Laurie Field; Keith Forrester; Vernon Galloway;Andrew Gonczi; Nancy Grudens-Schuck; Joce Jesson; Linda Leach; Peter Mayo; John McIntyre; Paul McTigue; Mike Newman; Tom Nesbit; Kjell Rubenson; Peter Rushbrook; Tom Sork; Barbara Sparks; Bruce Spencer; Peter Stephenson; Nelly Stromquist; Lucy Taksa; Mark Tennant; Shirley Walters; Michael Welton

Second Language Educational Experiences for Adult Learners

Second Language Educational Experiences for Adult Learners
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Author: John M. Norris,John McE. Davis,Veronika Timpe-Laughlin
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781351863155
Release: 2017-04-21
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Second Language Educational Experiences for Adult Learners provides an up-to-date review of the theory and practice of adult second language education. The primary objective is to introduce core ideas that should inform the design, development, and delivery of language learning experiences that take the typical forms of materials, courses, teaching, and assessment. Divided into three sections, the book first addresses what we know about adult second language acquisition and how individuals may acquire languages differently from each other. In the second section, key educational design elements—from pedagogical methods to curriculum to assessment—are then introduced from the perspective of research-based understandings about effective practices. Rounding out the volume is an overview of critical issues for language educational innovation, including supporting teachers, localizing materials and instruction, evaluating and improving education, and working with technology. Each chapter concludes with a set of recommended “design principles” that should guide readers toward high-quality, valuable, and empirically supported language educational experiences. This volume will be of interest to researchers and students investigating instructed language learning, designers creating useful language learning materials, and language teaching innovators seeking to improve outcomes in diverse instructional settings around the world.

The Neuroscience of Adult Learning

The Neuroscience of Adult Learning
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Author: Sandra Johnson,Kathleen Taylor
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781118216514
Release: 2011-10-13
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This timely volume examines links between the emergingneurobiological research on adult learning and the adult educators'practice. Now that it is possible to trace the pathways of the braininvolved in various learning tasks, we can also explore whichlearning environments are likely to be most effective. Topicsexplored in The Neuroscience of Adult Learning include: basic brain architecture and "executive" functions of thebrain how learning can "repair" the effects of psychological traumaon the brain effects of stress and emotions on learning the centrality of experience to learning and construction ofknowledge the mentor-learner relationship intersections between best practices in adult learning andcurrent neurobiological discoveries Volume contributors include neurobiologists, educators, andclinical psychologists who have illuminated connections between howthe brain functions and how to enhance learning. Although the immediate goal of this volume is to expand thediscourse on adult teaching and learning practices, the overarchinggoal is to encourage adult learners toward more complex ways ofknowing. This is the 110th volume of New Directions forAdult and Continuing Education, a quarterly publicationpublished by Jossey-Bass.

Outcome Based Strategies for Adult Learning

Outcome Based Strategies for Adult Learning
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Author: Jones, Janice E.,Baran, Mette L.,Cosgrove, Preston B.
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9781522557135
Release: 2018-08-17
Editor: IGI Global

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The definition of education and learning has been changing in recent years, as the field experienced, and is still experiencing, many changes. One of those changes is a rise in adult learners in higher education. In order to cope with this particular change and set their classrooms up for success, it is vital for educators to be aware of and fluent in adult instructional strategies. Outcome-Based Strategies for Adult Learning provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of nontraditional education and applications within curriculum development and instructional design. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as experiential learning, instructional design, and formative assessment, this book is ideally designed for educators, academicians, educational professionals, researchers, and upper-level students seeking current research on how instructional strategies can be tied to assessment.

Why Adults Learn

Why Adults Learn
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Author: Sean Courtney
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9780429788932
Release: 2018-11-12
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Originally published in 1992 this book looks at the phenomenon of adult education by exploring the nature of the motivation that moves people to return to school or to seek involvement inorganized learning activities. The book challenges the psychological emphasis of much research on adult learning. It concentrates on the concept of social participation and its implications for a reinterpretation of adult learning as an aspect of a person's involvement with his or her community or society.

Third Update on Adult Learning Theory

Third Update on Adult Learning Theory
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Author: Sharan B. Merriam
Pages: 96
ISBN: 111804553X
Release: 2011-01-11
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This Third Update on Adult Learning Theory followstwo earlier volumes on the same topic, the ahref="http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1555426840.html"firstpublished in 1993/a and the ahref="http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0787957739.html"secondin 2001/a. Only one topic, transformative learning theory, can befound in all three updates, representing the continuingdevelopments in research and alternative theoretical conceptions ofTL. Thanks to a growing body of research and theory-building, threetopics briefly touched on in 2001 are now separate chapters in thisthird update: spirituality and adult learning learning through the body narrative learning in adulthood Also new in this update is a chapter on non-Western perspectiveson learning and knowing. New developments in two other areas arealso explored: understanding the connection between the brain andlearning, and how modern and postmodern ways of knowing areconverging and are bring expressed in social movements. Theconcluding chapter identifies two trends in adult learning theoryfor the twenty-first century: attention to context, and to theholistic nature of learning in adulthood. This is 119th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report seriesahref="http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-ACE.html"NewDirections for Adult and Continuing Education/a. Noted forits depth of coverage, New Directions for Adult andContinuing Education is an indispensable series thatexplores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators,counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult andcontinuing education settings, such as colleges and universities,extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.