Enhancing Learning in Training and Adult Education

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This book picks up where the well-received Futurework (1994) left off. It builds a strong case for workplace trainers treating their work as research. The nine chapters are designed to prepare readers to become workplace consultants. The authors present their workplace training program of research as well as a mastery learning model. By presenting ideas from instructional psychology, cognitive science, mastery learning, and performance based assessments, and then relating these findings to the workplace, the authors offer a new way to look at learning in the workplace. Considerable focus is given to the need to enhance diversity within workplace settings. Suggested readings are included with each chapter.

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Presents an approach to workplace training that is anchored in the literature of educational psychology. Discusses the benefits of incorporating cognitive science theories into the leading paradigms of instructional psychology. The authors contend that such links will allow the trainer to treat workplace education and training as research laboratories and design programs that minimize learning differences such as attention, cognitive style expectancies, and memory organization. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275950163
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

RONALD R. MORGAN is an expert in the psychology of learning and instruction.

JUDITH A. PONTICELL is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Tech University.

EDWARD E. GORDON is President of Imperial Corporate Training and Development and teaches at Loyola University in Chicago. Together they have co-authored Futurework: The Revolution Reshaping American Business (Praeger, 1994) and Closing the Literacy Gap in American Business (Quorum Books, 1991).

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction
1 Cognition and Instruction: Putting Theory into Practice 3
2 Adult Learning and Development: A Cognitive Science Perspective 15
Pt. II Theoretical Foundations of Learning and Development
3 Behavioral Views of Learning and Instruction 33
4 Thinking, Problem Solving, and Creativity: A Cognitive Science Perspective 73
Pt. III Assessment of Learner Characteristics
5 Intelligence: An Information-Processing View 121
6 Personality Assessment 155
Pt. IV Consultation and Professional Practice
7 Instructional Consultation 203
Pt. V Training and Adult Education
8 The Interface of Science and Practice: The Role of the Training Practitioner in Applying Science 237
9 Methodological Issues Related to the Multicultural Revolution Reshaping American Business 279
Appendix: Problem Solutions 309
References 327
Authors Index 345
Subject Index 351
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