Learning and Change in the Adult Years: A Developmental Perspective / Edition 1

Learning and Change in the Adult Years: A Developmental Perspective / Edition 1

by Mark Tennant, Philip Pogson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787900826

ISBN-13: 9780787900823

Pub. Date: 04/26/1995

Publisher: Wiley

Does the capacity to learn increase or decrease over time? How does the sense of self and identity change over the adult years? What are the educational implications of that change? And how can teachers acknowledge the experience their adult students bring to the classroom'In this book, Mark C. Tennant and Philip Pogson draw on the field of developmental psychology

Overview

Does the capacity to learn increase or decrease over time? How does the sense of self and identity change over the adult years? What are the educational implications of that change? And how can teachers acknowledge the experience their adult students bring to the classroom'In this book, Mark C. Tennant and Philip Pogson draw on the field of developmental psychology to provide new insights into the critical connections between experience and learning in all areas of adult education and training. Integrating findings from both adult developmental psychology and adult teaching and learning, the authors examine how experience generates developmental change. They look at how the relationship between self and others changes across the lifespan and, in turn, affects the teacher-learner relationship. And they describe the processes that promote separateness, indepAndence, interdepAndence, and autonomy in adult learners.Learning and Change in the Adult Years thoroughly explores the role of development in adult learning, the investment of 'self' in learning, and the link between social development and personal development to give teachers and trainers both the concepts and tools for promoting autonomy and self-direction in learners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787900823
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/26/1995
Series:
Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

The Authors

1 Relationships Between Development and Learning in Adulthood 1

2 Intellectual and Cognitive Development During the Adult Years 11

3 Practical Intelligence and the Development of Expertise 35

4 Theories of the Life Course 67

5 The Life Course as a Social Construct 99

6 Promoting Autonomy and Self-Direction 121

7 Adult Education and the Reconstruction of Experience 149

8 Establishing an "Adult" Teacher-Learner Relationship 171

9 Teaching for Life-Span Development 191

References 201

Index 213

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