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: 0787964980

ISBN-13: 9780787964986

Pub. Date: 12/05/2002

Publisher: Wiley

"This is the first in-depth treatment of the connection between the literature of adult development and the practice of adult education. It is clearly and accessibly written, and it helped me understand better how developmental processes affect adults' capacity for self-direction and their ability to learn from experience. I recommend it to all who take

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"This is the first in-depth treatment of the connection between the literature of adult development and the practice of adult education. It is clearly and accessibly written, and it helped me understand better how developmental processes affect adults' capacity for self-direction and their ability to learn from experience. I recommend it to all who take learner-centered education seriously."
Stephen Brookfield, distinguished professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

"A gold mine of advice for adult educators, based on a masterful overview of the literature of adult intelligence and adult development. The authors are remarkably open and sensitive to the potential for adult learners."
William H. Maehl, president emeritus, The Fielding Graduate Institute

"Tennant and Pogson reaffirm the importance of psychology as a foundation for understanding and working successfully with adult learners."
Ralph G. Brockett, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

"A fascinating, informative, and well-written exploration of the key developmental issues in adulthood and how they can be addressed in teaching and learning within lifelong education programs. Highly recommended!"
John Dirkx, associate professor of educational administration, Michigan State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787964986
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/05/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Relationships Between Development and Learning in Adulthood.
Intellectual and Cognitive Development During the Adult Years.
Practical Intelligence and the Development of Expertise.
Theories of the Life Course.
The Life Course as a Social Construct.
Promoting Autonomy and Self-Direction.
Adult Education and the Reconstruction of Experience.
Establishing an "Adult" Teacher-Learner Relationship.
Teaching for Life-Span Development.

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