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Overview

In this book, Mark 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 the self and others changes across the life span and in turn affects the teacher-learner relationship. And they describe the processes that promote separateness, independence, interdependence, and autonomy in adult learners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787900823
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/26/1995
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Tennant is dean of the University Graduate School at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has published numerous articles in international journals on the theme of life-span development and learning. His book Psychology and Adult Learning won the 1990 Cyril O. Houle Award for outstanding literature in adult education.

Philip Pogson is a director of 'The Leading Partnership,' a consulting firm specializing in strategic management and business development based in Sydney, Australia. He has held senior human resources and organizational development roles in the private and public sectors and in vocational training for people who are disadvantaged and unemployed long-term.

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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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