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The Adult Learner

The Adult Learner

ISBN: 0750678372

No. of Pages: 390

Edition: 6th

Author(s): Malcolm S. Knowles, Ph.D.; Elwood F. Holton, III, Ed.D. and Richard A. Swanson, Ph.D.

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.

Publication Date: March 2005

Price: $49.95  


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This much acclaimed text has been fully updated to incorporate the latest advances in the field. As leading authorities on adult education and training, Elwood Holton and Dick Swanson have revised this edition building on the work of the late Malcolm Knolwes.

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.

  • 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 field

Contents:

Chapter 1 – Introduction
Part 1: The Roots of Andragogy
Chapter 2Exploring the World of Learning Theory
Chapter 3Theories of Learning
Chapter 4A Theory of Adult Learning: Andragogy
Chapter 5Theories of Teaching
Chapter 6An Andragogical Process Model for Learning
Part 2: Advancements in Adult Learning
Chapter 7Andragogy in Practice
Chapter 8Adult Learning within Human Resource Development
Chapter 9New Perspectives on Andragogy
Chapter 10 Beyond Andragogy
Chapter 11The Future of Andragogy
Part 3: Practice in Adult Learning
Chapter 12Whole-Part –Whole Learning Model
Chapter 13From teacher to facilitator of learning
Chapter 14Making things happen by releasing the energy of others
Chapter 15Some guidelines for the use of learning contracts
Chapter 16Core competency Diagnostic and Planning Guide
Chapter 17Personal Adult Learning Style Inventory
Chapter 18Training Delivery Problems & Solutions: An analysis of Novice & Expert Trainers
Chapter 19A Model for Developing Employee Work Effectiveness in New Roles and Environments

 

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Part 1: The Roots of Andragogy
Chapter 2: Exploring the World of Learning Theory
Chapter 3: Theories of Learning
Chapter 4: A Theory of Adult Learning: Andragogy
Chapter 5: Theories of Teaching
Chapter 6: An Andragogical Process Model for Learning


Part 2: Advancements in Adult Learning
Chapter 7: Andragogy in Practice
Chapter 8: Adult Learning within Human Resource Development
Chapter 9: New Perspectives on Andragogy
Chapter 10: Beyond Andragogy
Chapter 11: The Future of Andragogy


Part 3: Practice in Adult Learning
Chapter 12: Whole-Part –Whole Learning Model
Chapter 13: From teacher to facilitator of learning
Chapter 14: Making things happen by releasing the energy of others
Chapter 15: Some guidelines for the use of learning contracts
Chapter 16: Core competency Diagnostic and Planning Guide
Chapter 17: Personal Adult Learning Style Inventory
Chapter 18: Training Delivery Problems & Solutions: An analysis of Novice & Expert Trainers
Chapter 19: A Model for Developing Employee Work Effectiveness in New Roles and Environments

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