Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning: A Comprehensive Analysis of Principles and Effective Practices

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This comprehensive review examines how adults learn. It presents the research currently available on the subject, as well as an analysis of the methods most commonly used in teaching adults.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875896748
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Series: Higher Education Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 375

Meet the Author

STEPHEN D. BROOKFIELD is Distinguished Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He has written widely on the topics of adult education, critical thinking, and teaching and has received numerous awards for his books, including the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education and the Imogene E. Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education.

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Table of Contents

1. Adult Learners: Motives for Learning and Implications for Practice
2. Understanding How Adults Learn
3. Exploring Self-Directedness in Learning
4. Facilitating Self-Directed Learning
5. Andragogy: Alternative Interpretations and Applications
6. The Facilitator's Role in Adult Learning
7. Learning in Informal Settings
8. Learning in Formal Settings
9. Program Development for Adults: Challenging the Institutional Approach
10. Structuring Programs Around Learners' Needs and Abilities
11. Evaluating Learning and Its Facilitation
12. Facilitating Learning: Toward Guidelines for Good Practice
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