The Adult Learner

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2011-07-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Discover how to help adults learn. By understanding how adults learn differently you can adapt your teaching to increase motivation and achieve better results. Building on the pioneering work of Malcolm Knowles and his theory of Andragogy, leading authorities on adult education and training, Elwood "Ed" Holton and Richard A. Swanson, show you how to apply classic fundamentals today.

This textbook is divided into three sections;

The first part contains the classic Knowles chapters that describe the roots and principles of Andragogy. New chapter outlines, learning objectives and careful edits have been made to simplify the original theory.

The second part focuses on the advancements in adult learning, with each chapter updated to reflect modern theories and practices that draw upon and complement the core principles.

Part three presents selected readings from previous editions with illustrative articles on adult learning in practice from around the world.

This new edition of this textbook has been revised and updated to make it more accessible, more readable and more relevant to understanding adult learning principles and practices. It is essential reading for adult learning practitioners, training managers and human resource development professionals. This textbook is also an indispensable text for students taking adult learning modules within adult education, teacher training courses and human resource programmes.

A great update of a classic. This textbook should be required reading for anyone involved with adult learning in schools, businesses and communities." Sam Stern, Professor and Dean, School of Education, Oregon State University, USA provides a theoretical framework for understanding adult learning issues both in teaching and workplace environments.

Essential reading for a wide audience of practitioners and students in the field of adult learning and human resource development. Incorporates Knowles' classic theories on adult learning alongside the latest advances in the principles and practice of adult education

Author Biography

Elwood F. Holton III is Jones S Davis Distinguished Professor of Human Resource, Leadership and Organizational Development, School of Human Resource Education, Louisiana State University. Richard A. Swanson is Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Development and Adult Education, University of Minnesota. Dr. Swanson is a leading authority on how to develop and unleash human potential in organizations. His website is http://www.richardswanson.com/ Malcolm S. Knowles was one of the nation's leading authorities on adult and training. He was the founding executive director of the Adult Education Association, and Professor of Adult and Community College Education of North Carolina State University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Roots of Andragogyp. 6
Exploring the World of Learning Theoryp. 7
Theories of Learningp. 18
A Theory of Adult Learning: Andragogyp. 34
Theories of Teachingp. 72
An Andragogical Process Model for Learningp. 114
Advancements in Adult Learningp. 137
Andragogy in Practicep. 138
Adult Learning within Human Resource Developmentp. 163
New Perspectives on Andragogyp. 181
Beyond Andragogyp. 202
The Future of Andragogyp. 229
Practices in Adult Learningp. 244
Whole-Part-Whole Learning Modelp. 245
From Teacher to Facilitator of Learningp. 257
Making Things Happen by Releasing the Energy of Othersp. 261
Some Guidelines for the Use of Learning Contractsp. 271
Core Competency Diagnostic and Planning Guidep. 278
Personal Adult Learning Style Inventoryp. 288
A Theory of Effective Computer-Based Instruction for Adultsp. 301
International Research Foundation for Andragogy and the Implications for the Practice of Education with Adultsp. 325
Andragogy: History, Meaning, Context, Functionp. 335
Referencesp. 345
Author Indexp. 390
Subject Indexp. 393
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Simple, Easy and Effective. March 26, 2011
This textbook has a lot of information and all of it helpful .Easy to read and organized well, I ordered this book and I got it in time and I really enjoyed it, I'm very satisfied with the price and convenient service.
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