Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide / Edition 3

Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide / Edition 3

by Sharan B. Merriam, Rosemary S. Caffarella, Lisa M. Baumgartner
     
 

Since it was first published in 1991, Learning in Adulthood has been lauded as the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to adult learning. The revised and expanded third edition reflects the latest research and practice in adult learning, making it an essential resource for the field.

In this updated landmark book, the authors have gathered the seminal

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Since it was first published in 1991, Learning in Adulthood has been lauded as the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to adult learning. The revised and expanded third edition reflects the latest research and practice in adult learning, making it an essential resource for the field.

In this updated landmark book, the authors have gathered the seminal work and most current thinking on adult learning into one volume. Learning in Adulthood addresses a wide range of topics including: Who are adult learners? How do adults learn? Why are adults involved in learning activities? How does the social context shape the learning that adults are engaged in? How does aging affect learning ability?

Drawing from a background of work in sociology, philosophy, and critical social theory as well as psychology and education, the authors construct an inclusive perspective on adult learning, guiding readers toward new ways of thinking about teaching, learning, and the broader social implications of adult education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787975883
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/27/2006
Series:
CourseSmart Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
73,113
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.72(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
The Authors
Pt. 1The Context and Provision of Adult Learning1
1Adult Learning and Contemporary Society5
2Learning Opportunities in Adulthood24
3Participation in Adult Education45
4Providing Learning Opportunities72
Pt. 2Adult Development and Learning89
5Biological and Psychological Development93
6Sociocultural and Integrative Perspectives on Development117
7Cognitive Development in Adulthood138
8Intelligence and Aging168
Pt. 3The Learning Process193
9Memory, Cognition, and the Brain195
10Experience and Learning221
11Key Theories of Learning248
Pt. 4The Learning Transaction with Adults267
12Andragogy and Other Models of Adult Learning271
13Self-Directed Learning288
14Transformational Learning318
15Critical Theory, Postmodern, and Feminist Perspectives340
Pt. 5Reflections on Practice367
16Ethics and Adult Learning369
17Integrating Theory and Practice387
References405
Name Index475
Subject Index483

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