Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide / Edition 1

Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide / Edition 1

by Sharan B. Merriam, Rosemary S. Caffarella
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1555423124

ISBN-13: 9781555423124

Pub. Date: 08/28/1991

Publisher: Wiley

Bringing together the seminal works of Malcolm Knowles, K. Patricia Cross, J. Roby Kidd, and others—as well as the most recent adult learning theories and research—this book provides a comprehensive overview of all that is known about adult learning. Readible, thorough and up-to-date in its coverage, the volume not only reviews the tenants of adult

Overview

Bringing together the seminal works of Malcolm Knowles, K. Patricia Cross, J. Roby Kidd, and others—as well as the most recent adult learning theories and research—this book provides a comprehensive overview of all that is known about adult learning. Readible, thorough and up-to-date in its coverage, the volume not only reviews the tenants of adult learning itself, but also examines learning in the context in which it takes place and of what participants learn and why. It also explores the nature of the learning process itself as well as issues relevant to the practice of adult learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555423124
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Series:
Higher & Adult Education
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.19(d)

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Context and Environment of Adult Learning.

1. Social and Cultural Influences.

2. Learning in Formal Settings.

3. Learning as a Self-Directed Activity.

Part Two: The Adult Learner.

4. Characteristics and Objectives of Learners.

5. Why Adults Do or Do Not Participate in Learning Activities.

6. Adult Development and the Learning Experience.

Part Three: The Learning Process.

7. Key Theories of Learning.

8. Age and Intelligence.

9. Memory, Cognition, and Learning Styles.

10. Cognitive Development in Adulthood.

Part Four: Building a Theoretical Base for Adult Learning.

11. Clarifying the Nature of Self-Directed Learning.

12. Explaining and Predicting Participation.

13. Toward Comprehensive Theories of Adult Learning.

Part Five: Challenges in Fostering Adult Learning.

14. The Social and Political Issues.

15. Ethical Dilemmas in Teaching and Learning.

16. Integrating Theory and Practice.

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