Adult Learning

Adult Learning

Comprehensive in scope, the book summarizes five foundational learning theories and then examines the more recent breakthrough theories of adult learning such as andragogy and transformative learning.

Author: Sharan B. Merriam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118130575

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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Psychology and Adult Learning

Psychology and Adult Learning

Jarvis, P. (2010) Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Theory and Practice (4th edn), New York: Routledge. Knowles, M. (ed.) ... L. L. (2014) Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Author: Mark Tennant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429665578

Category: Education

Page: 182

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The fourth edition of Psychology and Adult Learning has been thoroughly updated to encompass shifts in the concerns of adult educators as they respond to changing global social and economic issues. It examines the role of psychology in informing adult education practice and explores the seminal traditions of key psychological theories as well as discussing issues and problems in applying them to an understanding of adult learning and development. Providing a thoughtful and accessible approach to understanding self and personal change in adult education, and with a new emphasis on diversity, this new edition has been revised and updated in light of the impact of globalising processes, the emphasis on diversity among educators, developments in cognitive neuroscience, the impact of social media, and the theoretical move away from ‘grand theory’. It examines the formation of identities, and places increased emphasis on how a conception of selfhood lies at the heart of teaching adults. Considering adult learning in a variety of contexts, topics covered include: • Humanistic psychology • Selfhood in the adult years • The relevance of neuroscience • Adult intelligence and cognition • Behaviourism • Group learning • Transformative learning Psychology and Adult Learning examines the psychological dimension of adult education work by analysing and critiquing key psychological theories that have informed our understanding. It is essential reading for all those who seek a critical account of how psychology informs contemporary adult education theory and practice.
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Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education

Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education

Merriam , S. B. , & Brockett , R. G. ( 2007 ) . The Profession and Practice of Adult Education : An Introduction ( p . 7 ) . Jossey - Bass . Merriam , S. B. , & Bierema , L. ( 2014 ) . Adult learning : Linking theory and practice .

Author: Okojie, Mabel C.P.O.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799813071

Category: Education

Page: 756

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In today’s globalized world, professional fields are continually transforming to keep pace with advancing methods of practice. The theory of adult learning, specifically, is a subject that has seen new innovations and insights with the advancement of online and blended learning. Examining new principles and characteristics in adult learning is imperative, as emerging technologies are rapidly shifting the standards of higher education. The Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of adult education in residential, online, and blended course delivery formats. This book will focus on the impact that culture, globalization, and emerging technology currently has on adult education. While highlighting topics including andragogical principles, professional development, and artificial intelligence, this book is ideally designed for teachers, program developers, instructional designers, technologists, educational practitioners, deans, researchers, higher education faculty, and students seeking current research on new methodologies in adult education.
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Outcome Based Strategies for Adult Learning

Outcome Based Strategies for Adult Learning

Merriam, S. B., & Bierema, L. L. (2014). Adult learning: Linking theory and practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Merriam, S. B., Caffarella, R. S., & Baumgartner, L. M. (2007). Learning in adulthood: A comprehensive guide (3rd ed.) ...

Author: Jones, Janice E.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522557135

Category: Education

Page: 305

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The definition of education and learning has been changing in recent years, as the field experienced, and is still experiencing, many changes. One of those changes is a rise in adult learners in higher education. In order to cope with this particular change and set their classrooms up for success, it is vital for educators to be aware of and fluent in adult instructional strategies. Outcome-Based Strategies for Adult Learning provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of nontraditional education and applications within curriculum development and instructional design. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as experiential learning, instructional design, and formative assessment, this book is ideally designed for educators, academicians, educational professionals, researchers, and upper-level students seeking current research on how instructional strategies can be tied to assessment.
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Critical Theory and Transformative Learning

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning

How adult life transitions foster learning and development. New Directions for Adult and ... Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice. ... Toward a theory of practice in education with particular reference to the education of adults.

Author: Wang, Victor X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522560876

Category: Education

Page: 333

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Engaging in genuine dialogue and authentic communication is essential for teachers to assist students’ successes and help them further their education through refining critical thinking skills beyond the classroom. Critical Theory and Transformative Learning is a critical scholarly resource that examines and contrasts the key concepts related to critical approaches in educational settings. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics including repressive tolerance, online teaching, and adult education, this book is geared toward educators, administrators, academicians, and researchers seeking current research on transformative learning and addressing the interconnectedness of important theories and praxis.
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Theory and Method in Higher Education Research

Theory and Method in Higher Education Research

In T. S. Rocco, C. M. Smith, R. C. Mizzi, L. R. Merriweather, & J. D. Hawley (Eds.), The handbook of adult and continuing ... Quantity versus quality in project-based learning practices. ... Adult learning: Linking theory and practice.

Author: Jeroen Huisman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781802624410

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This volume presents international perspectives on the application and development of theory and methodology in researching higher education. Topics discussed include critical race theory; the use of communities of practice theory; participant ethnography; and decolonization using indigenous principles.
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Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning

Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning

Adult learning: Linking theory and practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Merriam, S., Caffarella, R., & Baumgartner, L. (2006). Learning in adulthood: A comprehensive guide. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Mezirow, J. (1978).

Author: Kathleen P. King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119049616

Category: Education

Page: 304

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"Includes forms and worksheets that can be accessed from [the publisher's] website and used in your work"--Page vi.
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Case Studies in Leadership and Adult Development

Case Studies in Leadership and Adult Development

Andragogy: The art and science of helping adults learn. Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice, 42–60. Merriam, S. B., & Bierema, L. L. (2018). Adult learning theory: Linking theory and practice. Jossey-Bass.

Author: Kristina N. LaVenia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000459944

Category: Education

Page: 228

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This book serves as an instructional tool for development of skills related to the organizational leadership of adults. The text offers teaching cases that explicitly partner the leadership and adult development literature bases so readers can work to apply leadership for adult development to real-world scenarios. Case Studies in Leadership and Adult Development: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Real World Challenges consists of 19 chapters, organized into three parts. Part I includes four chapters drawn from business and industry leaders' experiences encompassing cases from nonprofit, for-profit, and non-governmental agencies. Part II delves into three chapters that focus on the challenges of leading through crisis, including how the Coronavirus pandemic shapes decision making and impacts leadership in both K - 12 and higher education environments. Part III offers a comprehensive view of education through 12 chapters, four of which are drawn from higher education settings. Part III's balance includes cases from elementary, middle, and secondary schools and district-level leadership. Written for graduate level courses in adult education, each case focuses on at least one major theory from both the leadership and adult development domains. Including questions for discussion and reflection, the book allows students to explore the linkages between leadership theories and adult development theories within the context of real-world scenarios.
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Connecting Adult Learning and Knowledge Management

Connecting Adult Learning and Knowledge Management

Adult learning: Linking theory and practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Ministero dell'Istruzione della Ricerca e dell'Università. (2016). Autovalutazione valutazione, accreditamento iniziale e periodico delle sedi e dei corsi di ...

Author: Monica Fedeli

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030298722

Category: Education

Page: 248

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This multidisciplinary book represents an initial attempt to connect adult learning and knowledge management in theory and practice. It provides educators, learners and organizational development professionals with new strategies and resources for developing active and effective pedagogies, which in turn prepare learners and practitioners to manage knowledge in organizations and higher education. To do so, it gathers contributions and case studies from a diverse, global team of authors and provides a theoretical and practical outline of new strategies and methods for facilitating adult teaching and learning. It also provides a fresh reading of active learning methods, by adopting a knowledge management viewpoint that is broadly applicable, whether helping students master content in university courses, or helping organizations learn and change. The book is divided into three main sections: a) methods and theories for adult teaching and learning; b) knowledge management in education; and c) case studies and best practices that consider classroom learning, higher education change, and organization development.
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Advancing Teacher Education and Curriculum Development through Study Abroad Programs

Advancing Teacher Education and Curriculum Development through Study Abroad Programs

The meaning of adult education. New York: New Republic. Merriam, S., & Bierema, L. (2014). Adult learning: Linking theory and practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Merriam, S., & Caffarella, R. (1999). Learning in adulthood (2nd ed.) ...

Author: Rhodes, Joan A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466696730

Category: Education

Page: 367

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The number of English language students in American schools has dramatically increased in recent years, creating a greater awareness of cross-cultural issues and considerations in education. Globalization as well as an increase in international exchange student programs has proven that pre-service teachers can benefit from traveling abroad and working with students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Advancing Teacher Education and Curriculum Development through Study Abroad Programs is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the value of travel abroad programs for pre-service educators, addressing the benefits and opportunities available when teachers gain cultural awareness and a better global understanding. Highlighting theoretical foundations, curriculum innovations, and specific challenges to overcome in the implementation of such programs, this book is an essential reference source for school administrators, university professors, curriculum developers, and researchers in higher education.
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