Making Sense of Adult Learning / Edition 1by Dorothy MacKeracher
Pub. Date: 01/28/1996
Publisher: Culture Concepts, Inc.
Updating her 1996 edition to include new research on brain function and the role of the learning environment, MacKeracher (University of New Brunswick) describes how adults learn. She begins with the basic assumptions about learning in general and adult learning in particularand how individuals have preferences and experiences which may affect their learningand then describes cycles in learning as proposed by Kolb and Taylor and theories of learning styles. Other topics include the workings of the nervous system, the mind, intelligence and cognitive development; how physical learning works in adults; the influence of relationships, spiritual issues, environment, and context on the willingness or ability of adult learners; and basic strategies and theoretical models for facilitating adult learning. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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