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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: London ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView 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? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles' pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm S Knowles; Elwood F Holton; Richard A Swanson
ISBN: 9781856178112 1856178110
OCLC Number: 805397211
Description: xii, 389, 4, 13 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Exploring the world of learning theory --
Theories of learning --
A theory of adult learning: andragogy --
Theories of teaching --
An andragogical process model for learning --
Andragogy in practice --
Adult learning within human resource development --
New perspectives on andragogy --
Beyond andragogy --
The future of andragogy --
Whole-part-whole learning model --
From teacher to facilitator of learning --
Making things happen by releasing the energy of others --
Some guidelines for the use of learning contracts --
Core competency diagnostic and planning guide --
Personal adult learning style inventory --
A theory of effective computer-based instruction for adults --
International research foundation for andragogy and the implications for the practice of education with adults --
Andragogy: history, meaning, context, function.
Responsibility: Malcolm S. Knowles, Elwood F. Holton III, Richard A. Swanson.

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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? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles' pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s.

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