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Overview

Learning is an inseparable part of human experience. Understanding how adults learn and applying that expertise to practical everyday situations and relationships opens the window on a broader understanding of the capacity of the human mind.

Dorothy MacKeracher's Making Sense of Adult Learning was first published in 1996, and was acclaimed for its readability and value as a reference tool. For the second edition of this essential work, MacKeracher has reorganized and revised many of the chapters to bring the text up-to-date for contemporary use. Concepts are presented from learning-centred and learner-centred perspectives, while related learning and teaching principles provide ideas about how one may enable others to learn more effectively.

Written for people preparing to become adult educators, Making Sense of Adult Learning provides background information about the nature of adult learning and the characteristics that typify adult learners. This new edition will be quick to assert its place as the premier guide in the field.

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Arthur L. Wilson

'MacKeracher's work is the kind of reference a community college president or administrator or faculty member might reach for when pondering that perennial educational question: How can I do my work better?'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802037787
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 315
  • Sales rank: 382,050
  • Product dimensions: 6.81 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy MacKeracher is a professor emerita in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick.
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Table of Contents

1 Assumptions about learning 3
2 Assumptions about adult learners 23
3 Cycles in learning 53
4 Styles in learning 71
5 Brain and mind in learning 92
6 Emotions and motives in learning 123
7 Skilled performance in learning 139
8 Relationship in learning 151
9 Spirit and soul in learning 172
10 Environment and context in learning 186
11 Strategies and styles in facilitating 206
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