The Adult Learner

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 07/15/2011
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Discover how to help adults learn. By understanding how adults learn differently you can adapt your teaching to increase motivation and achieve better results. Building on the pioneering work of Malcolm Knowles and his theory of Andragogy, leading authorities on adult education and training, Elwood "Ed" Holton and Richard A. Swanson, show you how to apply classic fundamentals today.

This textbook is divided into three sections;

The first part contains the classic Knowles chapters that describe the roots and principles of Andragogy. New chapter outlines, learning objectives and careful edits have been made to simplify the original theory.

The second part focuses on the advancements in adult learning, with each chapter updated to reflect modern theories and practices that draw upon and complement the core principles.

Part three presents selected readings from previous editions with illustrative articles on adult learning in practice from around the world.

This new edition of this textbook has been revised and updated to make it more accessible, more readable and more relevant to understanding adult learning principles and practices. It is essential reading for adult learning practitioners, training managers and human resource development professionals. This textbook is also an indispensable text for students taking adult learning modules within adult education, teacher training courses and human resource programmes.

A great update of a classic. This textbook should be required reading for anyone involved with adult learning in schools, businesses and communities." Sam Stern, Professor and Dean, School of Education, Oregon State University, USA provides a theoretical framework for understanding adult learning issues both in teaching and workplace environments.

Essential reading for a wide audience of practitioners and students in the field of adult learning and human resource development. Incorporates Knowles' classic theories on adult learning alongside the latest advances in the principles and practice of adult education

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