The Adult Learner

The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

The Adult Learner

Revisions throughout to make it more readable and relevant to your practices.

The Adult Learner

The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development

The Adult Learner

How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles’s pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centered approach to learning have been hugely influential and are still the basis of the learning practices we use today. Understanding these principles is the cornerstone of increasing motivation and enabling adult learners to achieve. This eighth edition has been thoughtfully updated in terms of structure, content, and style. On top of this, online material and added chapter-level reflection questions make this classic text more accessible than ever. The new edition includes: Two new chapters: Neuroscience and Andragogy, and Information Technology and Learning. Updates throughout the book to reflect the very latest advancements in the field. A companion website with instructor aids for each chapter. If you are a researcher, practitioner or student in education, an adult learning practitioner, training manager, or involved in human resource development, this is the definitive book in adult learning that you should not be without.

The Adult Learner

The Adult Learner

How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles' pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s.

The Adult Learner

The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

The Adult Learner

Keeping to the practical format of the last edition, this book is divided into three parts. The first part contains the classic chapters that describe the roots and principles of andragogy, including a new chapter, which presents Knowles' program planning model. The second part focuses on the advancements in adult learning with each chapter fully revised updated, incorporating a major expansion of Androgogy in Practice. The last part of the book will contain an updated selection of topical readings that advance the theory and will include the HRD style inventory developed by Dr. Knowles. This new edition is essential reading for adult learning practitioners and students and HRD professionals. It provides a theoretical framework for understanding the adult learning issues both in the teaching and workplace environments.

Jump-Start the Adult Learner

How to Engage and Motivate Adults Using Brain-Compatible Strategies

Jump-Start the Adult Learner

"Overall this text is a very interesting read with significant applicability to both advisors and faculty. The creative advisor will have no problem synthesizing Materna's ideas and theories of brain-compatible learning strategies into daily interactions with students and faculty." —Jennifer Varney, Hesser College Use these interactive strategies to help adults become more self-directed in their learning, improve their ability to comprehend and apply complex information, and unleash their creative potential.

The Adult Learner's Companion: A Guide for the Adult College Student

The Adult Learner's Companion: A Guide for the Adult College Student

Adult learners face unique challenges--work, family, and the numerous responsibilities and obligations that they must juggle while pursuing a degree. With limited time and financial resources, adult learners need to know where and how to get help quickly and easily, and who to turn to when they have questions. The second edition of THE ADULT LEARNER'S COMPANION: A GUIDE FOR THE ADULT COLLEGE STUDENT preserves the principal core of the first edition while extending the scope and relevance of the relationship between life experience and its practical application to college and work. Essentially, the new edition teaches adult students how what they already know can be applied to all facets of college and career. Author Deborah Davis, a former adult student herself, provides a concise manual that helps adult learners navigate their way through the college experience, while providing the skills necessary for academic achievement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Peace Education and the Adult Learner

Peace Education and the Adult Learner

Peace Education and the Adult Learner presents new educational models for teaching adult learners interested in peace education and conflict resolution. Instead of structuring a formulaic, process-based strategy of peace education, this book analyzes contemporary conflicts and contemplates possible strategies for resolution.

The Adult Learner at Work

A Comprehensive Guide to the Context, Psychology and Methods of Learning for the Workplace

The Adult Learner at Work

The 21st century workplace described in the first edition of this book is now becoming a reality, and maturing rapidly. Lifelong education is taking shape as an everyday activity. In this second edition, Burns accounts for these shifts and the full story of workplace evolution and its impact on how we learn.

The Adult Learner

Strategies for Success

The Adult Learner

This book reveals powerful strategies for making the most of lifelong learning opportunities.