The Adult Learner: The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development / Edition 7

The Adult Learner: The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development / Edition 7

3.0 5
by Malcolm S. Knowles, Elwood F. Holton III, Richard A. Swanson
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 1856178110

ISBN-13: 9781856178112

Pub. Date: 03/23/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"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, USA

How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience

Overview

"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, USA

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. The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centred approach to learning have been hugely influential and are still the basis of the learning practices we use today. Understanding these principles is the cornerstone of increasing motivation and enabling adult learners to achieve.

This update of a pioneering classic contains all Knowles’ original chapters alongside a newer second part by Elwood "Ed" Holton and Richard A Swanson charting the advancements on these core principles. A third section includes selected readings from previous editions to illustrate the theory’s evolution, as well as important articles from other key experts around the world for a comprehensive view.

This new edition includes:

• New chapter outlines, learning objectives and careful edits of Malcolm Knowles’ work to simplify the original theory

• Updates to the second part to reflect the very latest advancements in the field

• Revisions throughout to make it more readable and relevant to your practices.

If you are a specialist or student in education, an adult learning practitioner, training manager, or involved in human resource development, this is the definitive book in adult learning you shouldn’t be without.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856178112
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/23/2011
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; PART I: The Roots of Andragogy; Exploring the world of learning theory; Theories of learning; A theory of adult learning: Andragogy; Theories of teaching; An Andragogical process model for learning; PART II: Advancements in Adult Learning; Andragogy in practice; Adult learning within human resource development; New perspectives on Andragogy; Beyond Andragogy; The future of Andragogy; PART III: Practice in Adult Learning; References; Author index; Subject index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was required to buy this for a class in my Masters in Adult Edcation program but it's a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A valuable text book for the new learner to the field of adult education
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago