An Update on Adult Learning Theory: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education / Edition 1

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This volume of New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education presents discussions of well-established theories and new perspectives on learning in adulthood. Knowles' andragogy, self-directed learning, Mezirow's perspective transformation, and several other models are assessed for their contribution to our understanding of adult learning. In addition, recent theoretical orientations, including consciousness and learning, situated cognition, critical theory, and feminist pedagogy, are discussed in terms of how each expands the knowlege base of adult learning. This is the 57th issue of New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. For more informatin abut this series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.
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Table of Contents

Editor's Notes 1
1 Adult Learning: Where Have We Come from? Where Are We Headed? 5
2 Andragogy After Twenty-Five Years 15
3 Self-Directed Learning 25
4 Three Underdeveloped Models for Adult Learning 37
5 Transformational Learning 47
6 Consciousness and Learning: New and Renewed Approaches 57
7 The Promise of Situated Cognition 71
8 The Contribution of Critical Theory to Our Understanding of Adult Learning 81
9 Feminism and Adult Learning: Power, Pedagogy, and Praxis 91
10 Taking Stock 105
Index 111
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