Learning in Adulthood

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Sharan B. Merriam,Rosemary S. Caffarella,Lisa M. Baumgartner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470229225

Category: Education

Page: 560

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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?
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Learning in Adulthood

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Sharan B. Merriam,Rosemary S. Caffarella,Lisa M. Baumgartner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787975885

Category: Education

Page: 533

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This is a comprehensive overview and synthesis of what we know about adult learning. The book includes information about the context in which adult learning takes place, who the participants are, what they learn and why, the nature of the learning process itself, and major theoretical developments.
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Learning in Adulthood

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Sharan B. Merriam,Rosemary S. Caffarella

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 502

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"An essential volume in adult education." --Choice "Merriam and Caffarella provide an excellent resource whose value will last until the appearance of the third edition." --Continuing Higher Education Review The second edition of Learning in Adulthood integrates the most important contributions to adult learning in the last decade. The result is an updated, comprehensive synthesis of what we now know about adult learning--including the context in which it takes place, who the participants are, what they learn and why, the nature of the learning process itself, major theoretical developments, and much more. Sharan Merriam and Rosemary Caffarella reveal how sociocultural influences can create specific developmental needs and interests, and how such social factors as race, class, and gender can shape learning. From this background, they construct a more inclusive perspective on adult learning, guiding readers toward new ways of thinking about teaching, learning, and the broader social implications of adult education.
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Understanding And Facilitating Adult Learning

A Comprehensive Analysis of Principles and Effective Practices

Author: Brookfield, Stephen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335152260

Category: Education

Page: 375

View: 2019

This book provides a critical examination of the myths surrounding adult education and its practice.
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Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults

Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski,Margery B. Ginsberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119077990

Category: Education

Page: 512

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The classic interdisciplinary reference on adult education, updated for today's learning environment Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides adult educators with the information and strategies they need to guide non-traditional students toward positive educational outcomes. Providing a clear framework, guidelines for instructional planning, real-world examples, and cutting-edge ideas, this book fills the need for intrinsically motivating instruction targeted specifically toward adults returning to school. This new fourth edition sharpens the focus on community colleges, where most first-generation college students and working adults begin their higher education, and explores the rising use of technology and alternative delivery methods including a new chapter covering online instruction. Since the publication of its first edition, this book has become a classic reference for understanding adult motivation in educational and training settings. As more and more adults re-enter the educational system, instructors and trainers will find extraordinary value in this exploration at the intersection of research and practice. Examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research pertaining to adult motivation and learning Delve into alternative formats including online learning, interactive learning materials, and more Elicit and encourage adult intrinsic motivation using the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching and sixty practical, research-backed strategies Adopt a culturally responsive instructional approach for an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Adult students differ from traditional students in motivation, attitude, experience, and more; this, combined with an increasingly diverse body of students as well electronic delivery methods, makes today's teaching environment a new landscape for instructors to navigate. Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides a clear guide to success for instructors and students alike.
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Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

A Guide to Improving Instruction and Increasing Learner Achievement

Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 335

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Deserves to be read by anyone, in any setting, who is engaged in the management or delivery of lifelong education.'' ?Lifelong Learning An excellent reference guide for instructors, teachers, and trainers. Wlodkowski covers a wide range of motivational topics, and also manages to approach these topics in a logical and systematic manner.'' ?Training News In this award-winning adult education resource Raymond J. Wlodkowski explains the positive effects that motivation has on adult learning and instruction, outlines key factors that influence motivation, and presents sixty-eight specific motivational strategies that can be applied throughout a course of instruction
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Radicalizing Learning

Adult Education for a Just World

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield,John D. Holst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787998257

Category: Education

Page: 272

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From acclaimed teaching experts Brookfield and Holst, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the practices and ideas that combine to create an understanding and facilitation of adult learning. It includes information on what adult learning is and how it can best be facilitated. Written from the perspective of the central roots of adult education (as a movement that helps adults learn what it means to participate fully in a genuine political and economic democracy) the book explores the areas of adult learning, training, teaching, facilitation, program development, and research.
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Third Update on Adult Learning Theory

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 119

Author: Sharan B. Merriam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118045534

Category: Education

Page: 96

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This Third Update on Adult Learning Theory follows two earlier volumes on the same topic, the first published in 1993 and the second in 2001. Only one topic, transformative learning theory, can be found in all three updates, representing the continuing developments in research and alternative theoretical conceptions of TL. Thanks to a growing body of research and theory-building, three topics briefly touched on in 2001 are now separate chapters in this third update: spirituality and adult learning learning through the body narrative learning in adulthood Also new in this update is a chapter on non-Western perspectives on learning and knowing. New developments in two other areas are also explored: understanding the connection between the brain and learning, and how modern and postmodern ways of knowing are converging and are bring expressed in social movements. The concluding chapter identifies two trends in adult learning theory for the twenty-first century: attention to context, and to the holistic nature of learning in adulthood. This is 119th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education is an indispensable series that explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
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Adult Learning

Linking Theory and Practice

Author: Sharan B. Merriam,Laura L. Bierema

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416317

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for master’s-level students and practitioners alike. Sharan Merriam and Laura Bierema have infused each chapter with practical applications for instruction which will help readers personally relate to the material. The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today’s World Traditional Learning Theories Andragogy Self-Directed Learning Transformative Learning Experience and Learning Body and Spirit in Learning Motivation and Learning The Brain and Cognitive Functioning Adult Learning in the Digital Age Critical Thinking and Critical Perspectives Culture and Context Discussion questions and activities for reflection are included at the end of each chapter.
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Transformative Learning in Practice

Insights from Community, Workplace, and Higher Education

Author: Jack Mezirow,Edward W. Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118045432

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Transformative learning is becoming influential in all areas of theeducational landscape. In Transformative Learning inPractice, leading authorities and practitioners working in avariety of national and international settings, including collegeclassrooms, corporate workshops, online, and informal groups inrural communities, offer insights and a wealth ofstrategies forfostering transformative learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative Learning in Practice will helpreaders: Learn the most effective practices for promoting transformativelearning Understand the most helpful ways transformative learning informspractice Find out how the teaching setting shapes the practice oftransformative learning Discover the successes, strengths, and outcomes of fosteringtransformative learning Recognize the risks and challenges of practicing transformativelearning This comprehensive resource includes an introduction to thetheory of transformative learning, a brief overview of the growingbody of research on the topic, and a discussion of areas for futureexploration. Praise for Transforming Learning in Practice "Transformative learning comes to life in this powerfulcollection of real experiences which put transformative learninginto practice in higher education, the workplace, and in communityand social change education. Every chapter is full of candidinsights from reflective practitioners about the challenges andrewards of engaging in transformative learning. A must-read foradult educators everywhere!" —Sharan B. Merriam, professor emeritus of adulteducation, University of Georgia "Mezirow and Taylor's book deepens our understanding of acentral idea in adult education—that meaningful learning foradults is often triggered by a transformative experience. Readersare provided a rich array of approaches which help them tounderstand and facilitate transformative learning in multiplesettings. Together these practices build a toolkit for those whowould support learning that transforms." —Karen E. Watkins, professor, human resource andorganization development, Department of Lifelong Education,Administration, and Policy, University of Georgia "Methods to facilitate transformative learning bear intriguingsimilarities across varied places and spaces. This book breaksthrough silo thinking and is for educators across formal andinformal settings who are concerned with individual or collectivetransformation, whether in the 'North' or 'South.'" —Shirley Walters, professor of adult and continuingeducation, University of Western Cape, South Africa
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Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians

Author: Kevin Stoddart,Lillian Burke,Robert King

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393705501

Category: Psychology

Page: 350

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Interest in Asperger Syndrome is on the rise, but until recently, it has been examined almost exclusively in children and adolescents. Here, three leading researchers provide an overview of the relevant issues in adults. Topics covered include diagnosis, co-morbid psychiatric conditions, psychosocial issues, and appropriate interventions, from psychotherapy to psychopharmacology. Topics covered include a review of diagnostic criteria, controversies over the disorder, co-morbid psychiatric problems, co-morbid medical and learning issues, an overview of psychosocial concerns, intervention, and future directions in clinical practice and research.
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Learning and change in the adult years

a developmental perspective

Author: Mark Tennant,Philip Pogson

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 218

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1>Does the capacity to learn increase or decrease over time? How does the sense of self and identity change over the adult years? What are the educational implications of that change? And how can teachers acknowledge the experience their adult students bring to the classroom? In this book, Mark C. Tennant and Philip Pogson draw on the field of developmental psychology to provide new insights into the critical connections between experience and learning in all areas of adult education and training. Integrating findings from both adult developmental psychology and adult teaching and learning, the authors examine how experience generates developmental change. They look at how the relationship between self and others changes across the lifespan and, in turn, affects the teacher-learner relationship. And they describe the processes that promote separateness, indepAndence, interdepAndence, and autonomy in adult learners.Learning and Change in the Adult Years thoroughly explores the role of development in adult learning, the investment of 'self' in learning, and the link between social development and personal development to give teachers and trainers both the concepts and tools for promoting autonomy and self-direction in learners. MARK TENNANT is dean of faculty and professor of adult education in the Faculty of Education, University of Technology, Sydney. He has published numerous articles in international journals on the theme of lifespan development and learning. His book Psychology and Adult Learning won the 1990 Cyril Houle Award for outstanding literature in adult education. PHILIP POGSON is staff development manager at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has held a number of positions in education and training at both the university level and in vocational training for the long term disadvantaged unemployed
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Planning Programs for Adult Learners

A Practical Guide

Author: Rosemary S. Caffarella,Sandra Ratcliff Daffron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470770376

Category: Education

Page: 422

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The third edition of Planning Programs for Adult Learners explores the development of adult education programs in clear and specific detail. The book offers a popular step-by-step guide that contains information on every area of program planning for adult learners, from understanding the purpose of educational programs to obtaining suitable facilities to incorporating technology appropriately. This important resource is written for educators and practitioners for whom planning programs is a full-time responsibility or only a part of their jobs, as well as volunteers in a variety of organizations. This new edition integrates the relevant literature from the past decade on globalization, culture, and technology that has influenced the world in which adult educators now practice. The book is filled with examples and scenarios that illustrate the precepts and advice from Caffarella's proven Interactive Model of Program Planning and the handy chapter checklists remind practitioners what to focus on in their practice. In addition, the third edition puts the focus on critical administrative tasks and explores the ethical issues related to program planning. With the Interactive Model of Program Planning, the authors provide adult educators and practitioners in all fields a set of intellectual and practical tools to plan effective educational programs for adults.
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Dimensions of Adult Learning

Author: Griff Foley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225047

Category: Education

Page: 335

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Annotation. â&€&œGriff Foley has done those of us who are interested in adult learning a favourâ&€¦ Dimensions of Adult Learning provides an up-to-date, internationally relevant and comprehensive overview of an increasingly diverse field of studyâ&€¦ an ideal introduction to the field for teachers, researchers and policy-makers."Journal of Education and Work â&€&œ[The book] lives up to its ambitious name and has something to offer policy-makers and practitioners who want to take a fresh look at the expanding world of adult learning.â&€& Talisman â&€&œThis timely and valuable book makes an important contribution to our understanding of key recent developments in adult education and their significance. Reflecting the increasingly global nature of scholarship in the field, well-respected international contributors analyse issues facing practitioners today and consider how these can be most positively embraced to further the international cause of adult learning and social justice.â&€& â&€&“ Janet Hannah, University of Nottingham. This broad introduction to adult and post-compulsory education offers an overview of the field for students, adult educators and workplace trainers. The book establishes an analytical framework to emphasise the nature of learning and agency of learners; examines the core knowledge and skills that adult educators need; discusses policy, research and history of adult education, and surveys innovations and issues in adult education and learning. It also examines adult learning in different contexts: on-line learning, problem-based learning, organisational and vocational learning. Edited by internationally known academic Griff Foley, the book features chapters from leading contributors in the UK, North America, Australia and worldwide. Contributors: Damon Anderson, Francesca Beddie; Carmel Borg; Bob Boughton; Mike Brown; Shauna Butterwick; Tara Fenwick; Laurie Field; Keith Forrester; Vernon Galloway;Andrew Gonczi; Nancy Grudens-Schuck; Joce Jesson; Linda Leach; Peter Mayo; John McIntyre; Paul McTigue; Mike Newman; Tom Nesbit; Kjell Rubenson; Peter Rushbrook; Tom Sork; Barbara Sparks; Bruce Spencer; Peter Stephenson; Nelly Stromquist; Lucy Taksa; Mark Tennant; Shirley Walters; Michael Welton
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Adult Learning and Development

Multicultural Stories

Author: Lisa Baumgartner,Sharan B. Merriam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781575240978

Category: Education

Page: 292

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Recognizing the role of sociocultural and psychological factors in shaping people's lives, this is an anthology of culturally diverse stories and poems. It illustrates six themes of adult development: intimacy; the family cycle; physical development; health and ageing; and learning in adulthood.
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A Comprehensive Guide To Attention Deficit Disorder In Adults

Research, Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Kathleen G. Nadeau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113486289X

Category: Education

Page: 432

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This groundbreaking volume, written by pioneering clinicians and researchers firmly convinced of the neurobiological underpinnings of ADD in adults, is the first to provide broad coverage of this burgeoning field. Written for professionals who diagnose and treat adults with ADD, it provides information from psychologists and physicians on the most current research and treatment issues regarding our understanding of ADD as a neurobiological disorder. According to the contributors, ADD in adults may be responsible for difficulties ranging from minor attention, memory, and organization problems in well-functioning adults to drug abuse and criminal behavior. A Comprehensive Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults begins by addressing the history of ADD and the evolution of our understanding of the disorder. The neurobiology of ADD is examined, laying a solid foundation for the clinician to develop a scientific understanding of this complex syndrome. The assessment and differential diagnosis of ADD is explored from the perspectives of a variety of specialists in the field. This includes an exploration of the interrelationships between attention deficit disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities that may interact with ADD to affect cognitive functioning, and an examination of the connections between ADD and a host of psychiatric conditions. Also covered is the process of differential diagnosis from a neurological perspective, which will help the non-medically trained clinician better to determine when a complete neurological evaluation seems warranted in the assessment process. Authors examine ADD with and without hyperactivity and describe a wide range of assessment tools that can be useful in developing a full diagnostic picture of different conditions that must be addressed in treating adults with the disorder. A wealth of experience, highly practical suggestions, and an optimistic outlook are the hallmark of the section on treatment. The authors strongly recommend a multifaceted treatment plan combining medication, psychotherapy, and addressing the pervasive self-esteem issues which typically haunt the adult whose condition has gone untreated. Specific treatment issues for Adults with ADD are also discussed. These include:- * the development of practical life management skills * the difficulties in relationships * ADD within the context of marriage and family * and higher education and the workplace. The volume concludes with a discussion of the legal implications of the diagnosis of ADD in adults as it pertains to education and employment, the important role of support groups for adults with ADD, and a thought-provoking examination of current and future research including the need for increased public recognition of ADD in adults. A Comprehensive Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults is a pioneering volume that will bring the most current information available to the attention of those able to help adult ADD sufferers...vocation and rehabilitation counselors, and numerous psychotherapists who recognize symptoms of depression and anxiety, but perhaps overlook the underlying attention deficit disorder. It will stimulate the interdisciplinary research that is the key to increasing knowledge and educate those who can truly make a difference.
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Qualitative Research

A Guide to Design and Implementation

Author: Sharan B. Merriam,Elizabeth J. Tisdell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111900361X

Category: Education

Page: 368

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"This thoroughly revised and updated classic once again presents aguide to understanding, designing and conducting a qualitativeresearch study. The fourth edition retains the reader-friendly, jargon-free style,making the book accessible to both novice and experiencedresearchers. While the book is practical guide to design andimplementation of a qualitative research study, it also helpsreaders understand the theoretical and philosophical underpinningsof this research paradigm. Drawing on the latest literature as well as both authors'experience with conducting and teaching qualitative research, thefourth edition includes new material on case study research andaction research; discussion of online data sources (video, email,skype); updated discussion of data analysis software packages anduses; new discussion of data analysis strategies, includingnarrative analysis and poetic analysis; and a section on multipleways of presenting qualitative research findings. References,examples, and quotes have all been updated throughout the book"--
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Philosophical Foundations of Adult Education

Author: John L. Elias,Sharan B. Merriam

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781575242545

Category: Education

Page: 286

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"The Third Edition of Philosophical Foundations of Adult Education presents seven theoretical approaches to adult education: liberal, progressive, behaviorist, humanist, radical/critical, analytic, and postmodem. The book gives the historical grounding as well as the basic principles for each approach. In this edition each chapter has been revised and brought up to date. The chapter on radical adult education incorporates recent developments in radical education, phenomenology, feminist educational theory, and critical social theory. The book contains an entirely new chapter on postmodem adult education."
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Teaching Adults

A Practical Guide for New Teachers

Author: Ralph G. Brockett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118903412

Category: Education

Page: 160

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A highly practical guide for new instructors teaching in any setting Regardless of the context, teaching is a tall task—and for those teaching adults, unique challenges await. Teaching Adults: A Practical Guide for New Teachers is chock-full of ideas that can be read quickly and implemented immediately in formal and informal settings, in classrooms and workplaces; in short, wherever adults are learning. Written with straightforward language that eschews jargon, yet grounded in theory, research, and practice in adult education, the book will benefit readers who have not previously been exposed to these ideas as well as more experienced teachers who seek new ways to reach adult learners. The book will serve as a resource to revisit from time to time as readers face new challenges and questions in teaching adults. Readers will delve into to a variety of topics, including: A general teaching framework, including the author's four keys to effective teaching An in-depth exploration of the primary components of effective teaching An examination of the unique challenges involved with teaching adults, including how to best create a positive learning environment, overcoming resistance to learning, motivation techniques, and dealing with difficult or disruptive learners The book elucidates the techniques required to connect with adult learners and provide instruction that is specifically tailored to the unique learning needs of these students.
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