The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development / Edition 5

The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development / Edition 5

by Malcolm S. Knowles, Ph.D., Richard A. Swanson, Malcolm Knowles, Richard A. Swanson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0884151158

ISBN-13: 9780884151159

Pub. Date: 07/01/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As leading authorities on adult education and training, Elwood Holton and Richard Swanson have revised Malcolm Knowles' exemplary work on adult learning. While retaining the best from the past editions, they incorporate the latest developments in adult learning theory and practice into this major revision.

This new book is divided into three parts. The first part

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Overview

As leading authorities on adult education and training, Elwood Holton and Richard Swanson have revised Malcolm Knowles' exemplary work on adult learning. While retaining the best from the past editions, they incorporate the latest developments in adult learning theory and practice into this major revision.

This new book is divided into three parts. The first part contains the classic chapters that describe the roots and principles of andragogy. The second part contains four new chapters that examine:
• The latest perspectives on andragogy
• The application of andragogy in human resource development
• New advancements in understanding adult learning
• Practical applications of adult learning theory

The new chapters incorporate developments from recent research in adult learning, human resource development, cognitive psychology, adult development, and educational psychology. The last part of the book contains an updated selection of topical readings that advance the theory and practice of adult learning.

This new edition is an ideal introductory book for adult learning practitioners and students.

The late Malcolm Knowles' cornerstone work on adult learning theory and practices is updated with the latest advances in the field. In this new edition, Elwood Holton and Richard Swanson build upon Knowles' foundation to give:
• The latest perspectives on adult learning and its application in adult education and human resource development.
• New developments in understanding adult learning (andragogy in practice)
• Methods for developing effective adult learning programs
• The basics of learning theories
• Why and how teaching adults is difference from teaching children
• A self-diagnostic tool (ready to photcopy) to determine your skill level as a trainer

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884151159
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Series:
Improving Human Performance Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1
Part 1: The Roots of Andragogy 6
CHAPTER 2 Exploring the World of Learning Theory 7
CHAPTER 3 Theories of Learning 18
CHAPTER 4 A Theory of Adult Learning: Andragogy 35
CHAPTER 5 Theories of Teaching 73
Part 2: Advancements in Adult Learning 114
CHAPTER 6 Adult Learning Within Human Resource Development 115
CHAPTER 7 New Perspectives on Andragogy 133
CHAPTER 8 Beyond Andragogy 153
CHAPTER 9 Andragogy in Practice 180
Part 3: Practice in Adult Learning 184
CHAPTER 10 Whole-Part-Whole Learning Model 185
CHAPTER 11 From Teacher to Facilitator of Learning 198
CHAPTER 12 Making Things Happen by Releasing the Energy of Others 202
CHAPTER 13 Some Guidelines for the Use of Learning Contracts 211
CHAPTER 14 Core Competency Diagnostic and Planning Guide 217
CHAPTER 15 Training Delivery Problems and Solutions: An Analysis of Novice and Expert Trainers 226
CHAPTER 16 A Model for Developing Employee Work Effectiveness in New Roles and Environments 239
CHAPTER 17 Linking Learning and Performance in HRD 252
Bibliography 264
Index 300

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