The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development / Edition 6

The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development / Edition 6

by Malcolm S. Knowles, Ph.D., Elwood F. Holton, III, Ed.D., Richard A. Swanson, Ph.D.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750678372

ISBN-13: 9780750678377

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

[back jacket] Sixth Edition

Adult Education/Human Resource Management

The Adult Learner,
The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

Elwood F. Holton, Richard A. Swanson, and Malcolm S. Knowles

"A great update of a classic. Should be required reading for anyone involved with adult learning in schools, businesses and

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[back jacket] Sixth Edition

Adult Education/Human Resource Management

The Adult Learner,
The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

Elwood F. Holton, Richard A. Swanson, and Malcolm S. Knowles

"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

This much acclaimed text has been fully updated to incorporate the latest advances in the field. As leading authorities on adult education and training, Elwood Holton and Richard Swanson have revised this edition building on the work of the late Malcolm Knowles.

Keeping to the practical format of the last edition, The Adult Learner, Sixth Edition 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, incorporating a major expansion of Andragogy in Practice. The last part of the book contains an updated selection of topical readings that advance the theory and will include the HRD style inventory developed by Malcolm Knowles.

The Adult Learner, Sixth Edition is essential reading for adult learning practitioners, students and HRD professionals. It provides a theoretical framework for understanding the adult learning issues both in the teaching and workplace environments.

Elwood F. Holton is Jones S. Davis Distinguished Professor of Human Resource,
Leadership and Organization Development, School of Human Resource Education, Louisiana State University.
Richard A. Swanson is Professor of Human Resource Development and Adult Education, University of Minnesota.
Malcolm S. Knowles was one of the nation’s leading authorities on adult education and training. He was the founding executive director of the Adult Education Association, and Professor of Adult and Community College Education at North Carolina State University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750678377
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Exploring the world of learning theory7
Ch. 3Theories of learning18
Ch. 4A theory of adult learning : andragogy35
Ch. 5Theories of teaching73
Ch. 6An andragogical process model for learning115
Ch. 7Andragogy in practice140
Ch. 8Adult learning within human resource development165
Ch. 9New perspectives on andragogy183
Ch. 10Beyond andragogy204
Ch. 11The future of andragogy231
Ch. 12Whole-part-whole learning model240
Ch. 13From teacher to facilitator of learning251
Ch. 14Making things happen by releasing the energy of others255
Ch. 15Some guidelines for the use of learning contracts265
Ch. 16Core competency diagnostic and planning guide272
Ch. 17Personal adult learning style inventory282
Ch. 18Training delivery problems and solutions296
Ch. 19A model for developing employee work effectiveness in new roles and environments308

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