The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
ISBN: 0367417650
EAN13: 9780367417659
Language: English
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 1" H x 9.25" L x 6.25" W
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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.

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   The most boring book on the planet
I am reading this for a class and it is the most boring book I ever rented! The authors said that they have simplified this version. It's a drag to read through.
 
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   good information to be sifted about adult education as an educator
Great book for the course, I took on learning to teach adults how to teach. I learned a lot from this book and will keep it as a reference for the future.
 
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   Small review
Not sure what exactly to think about this book. It is not the greatest or the worst. HR material seems out of place and was probably added to broaden potential buyers.
 
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   Best Reference Guide
I am an instructional systems specialist and this book is one of my reference books, along with the books by Carey, Carey and Dick and Mager. The book has clear and coherent information for a curriculum designer who has to develop training and workforce development programs for clear and coherent.
 
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   The standard in HRD Adult Learning
I recommend strongly for anyone in Human Resource Development or higher education.
 
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