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The adult learner : the definitive classic in adult education and human resource development.

Author: Malcolm S Knowles; Elwood F Holton; Richard A Swanson
Publisher: Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th ed.View all editions and formats
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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?
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm S Knowles; Elwood F Holton; Richard A Swanson
ISBN: 9781856178112 1856178110
OCLC Number: 751585039
Notes: Previous edition: 2004.
Description: xii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Chapter 1. Introduction --
Part 1. The Roots of Andragogy --
Chapter 2. Exploring the World of Learning Theory --
Chapter 3. Theories of Learning --
Chapter 4. A Theory of Adult Learning: Andragogy --
Chapter 5. Theories of Teaching --
Chapter 6. An Andragogical Process Model for Learning --
Part 2. Advancements in Adult Learning --
Chapter 7. Andragogy in Practice --
Chapter 8. Adult Learning within Human Resource Development --
Chapter 9. New Perspectives on Andragogy --
Chapter 10. Beyond Andragogy --
Chapter 11. The Future of Andragogy --
Part 3. Practices in Adult Learning --
Chapter 12. Whole-Part-Whole Learning Model --
Chapter 13. From Teacher to Facilitator of Learning --
Chapter 14. Making Things Happen by Releasing the Energy of Others --
Chapter 15. Some Guidelines for the Use of Learning Contracts --
Chapter 16. Core Competency Diagnostic and Planning Guide --
Chapter 17. Personal Adult Learning Style Inventory --
Chapter 18. A Theory of Effective Computer-Based Instruction for Adults --
Chapter 19. International Research Foundation for Andragogy and the Implications for the Practice of Education with Adults --
Chapter 20. Andragogy: History, Meaning, Context, Function --
References --
Author Index --
Subject Index.

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Praise for The Adult Learner, 6th edition:"A great update of a classic. Should be required reading for anyone involved with adult learning in schools, businesses and communities." Sam Stern, Read more...

 
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