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Learning in Adulthood : A Comprehensive Guide

Learning in Adulthood : A Comprehensive Guide - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0787975883

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ISBN13: 978-0787975883
ISBN10: 0787975885
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 07
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Published: 2007
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Learning in Adulthood : A Comprehensive Guide - 3RD 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787975883

Sharan B. Merriam, Rosemary S. Caffarella and Lisa M. Baumgartner

ISBN13: 978-0787975883
ISBN10: 0787975885
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 07
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary
In this updated landmark book, the authors have gathered the seminal work and most current thinking on adult learning into one volume. Learning in Adulthood addresses a wide range of topics including: Who are adult learners? How do adults learn? Why are adults involved in learning activities? How does the social context shape the learning that adults are engaged in? How does aging affect learning ability?

Table of Contents

Preface.
The Authors.
PART ONE: ADULT LEARNING IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY.
1 The Social Context of Adult Learning.
2 Learning Environments and Learning Concepts.
3 Adult Learners: Who Participates and Why.
PART TWO: ADULT LEARNING THEORY AND MODELS.
4 Knowles’s Andragogy, and Models of Adult Learning by McClusky, Illeris, and Jarvis.
5 Self-Directed Learning.
6 Transformational Learning.
7 Experience and Learning.
PART THREE: NEWER APPROACHES TO ADULT LEARNING.
8 Embodied, Spiritual, and Narrative Learning.
9 Learning and Knowing: Non-Western Perspectives.
10 Critical Theory, Postmodern, and Feminist Perspectives.
PART FOUR: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT.
11 Traditional Learning Theories.
12 Adult Development.
13 Cognitive Development in Adulthood.
14 Intelligence and Aging.
15 Memory, Cognition, and the Brain.
16 Reflections on Learning in Adulthood.
References.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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