Handbook of Adult Development and Learning / Edition 1

Handbook of Adult Development and Learning / Edition 1

by Carol Hoare
     
 

Adult development and learning have always existed as two separate fields of study, with development falling under psychology and learning under education. Recent advances in theory, research, and practice, however, have made it clear that an important reciprocal relationship exists between them: advances in development frequently lead to learning, and

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Adult development and learning have always existed as two separate fields of study, with development falling under psychology and learning under education. Recent advances in theory, research, and practice, however, have made it clear that an important reciprocal relationship exists between them: advances in development frequently lead to learning, and conversely, learning quite often fuels development. The synchronicity between development and learning is responsible for changes in many capacities, including insight, intelligence, reflective and meta-cognition, personality expression, interpersonal competence, and self-efficacy. This synchronicity is also leading to the growth of a new discipline at the borders of adult development and learning. The Handbook of Adult Development and Learning is the first to bring together the leading scholars from both adult development and learning to explore what will form the foundation for this new discipline—the latest research at the intersection of these fields. It examines six major aspects of their intersection: foundations, key areas of integration, the self system, higher reaches of development and learning, essential contexts, and specific applications. An introductory chapter explains why it is so important to recognize and fuel the growth of this new discipline. Subsequent chapters review the latest theoretical and empirical literature and provide a rich itinerary for future research. This handbook is a must-read for all who promote optimal aging. It will be an invaluable reference for scholars in development and education, as well as a rich resource for policy makers and practitioners, such as corporate executives and human-resource personnel.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195171907
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I - Foundations
1. Growing a Discipline at the Borders of Thought, Carol Hoare
2. Learning and Development: The Connection in Adulthood, Sharan B. Merriam and M. Carolyn Clark
3. Research Design and Methodological Issues for Adult Development and Learning, Grace I.L. Caskie and Sherry L. Willis
Part II - Do Development and Learning Fuel One Another in Adulthood?: Four Key Areas
4. The Development of Reflective Judgment in Adulthood, Karen Strohm Kitchener, Patricia M. King, and Sonia DeLuca
5. Intellectual Development Across Adulthood, K. Warner Schaie and Faika A.K. Zanjani
6. Emotional Development in Adulthood: A Developmental Functional Review and Critique, Nathan S. Consedine and Carol Magai
7. Motivation and Interpersonal Regulation Across Adulthood: Managing the Challenges and Constraints of Social Contexts, Frieder R. Lang and Jutta Heckhausen
Part III - The Self-System in Adult Development and Learning
8. Self-efficacy and Adult Development, Daniel Cervone, Daniele Artistico, and Jane M. Berry
9. Autonomy and Self-Directed Learning: A Developmental Journey, Kathleen Taylor
10. Adult Development, Learning, and Insight Through Psychotherapy: The Cultivation of Change and Transformation, Melvin E. Miller
Part IV - The Higher Reaches of Adult Development and Learning
11. Creativity Through the Life Span From an Evolutionary Systems Perspective, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura
12. Illuminating Major Creative Scientific Innovators with Postformal Stages, Michael Lamport Commons and Linda Marie Bresette
13. Laughing at Gilded Butterflies: Integrating Wisdom, Development, and Learning, Caroline L. Bassett
14. Spiritual Development in Adulthood: Key Concepts and Models, Ronald R. Irwin
Part V - Essential Contexts for the Learning, Developing Adult
15. Effects of Children on Adult Development and Learning: Parenthood and Beyond, Jack Demick
16. Work as the Catalyst of Reciprocal Adult Development and Learning: Identity and Personality, Carol Hoare
17. The Importance of Feeling Whole: Learning to Feel Connected, Community, and Adult Development, Jan D. Sinnott and Debra Berlanstein
18. Culture, Learning, and Adult Development, Heidi Keller and Anne Werchan
Part VI - Adult Development and Learning, Measured and Applied
19. The Meaning and Measurement of Conceptual Development in Adulthood, Theo L. Dawson-Tunik
20. Advanced Avenues in Adult Development and Learning: The Role of Doctoral Study, Judith Stevens-Long and Robert Barner
21. The Evolution of Professional Competence, Garrett McAuliffe
22. Adult Holistic Development and Multidimensional Performance, Glen Rogers, Marcia Mentkowski, and Judith Reisetter Hart

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