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?

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

View: 5243

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.

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: 1115

This book provides a critical examination of the myths surrounding adult education and its practice.

Adult Learning

Linking Theory and Practice

Author: Sharan B. Merriam,Laura L. Bierema

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416317

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 3595

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.

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

A Guide to Improving Instruction and Increasing Learner Achievement

Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9781555425258

Category: Education

Page: 335

View: 678

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

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

View: 1622

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.

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

View: 4248

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.

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

View: 4566

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.

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

View: 8367

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

Jump-Start the Adult Learner

How to Engage and Motivate Adults Using Brain-Compatible Strategies

Author: Laurie Materna

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452294925

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 950

"Overall this text is a very interesting read with significant applicability to both advisors and faculty. The creative advisor will have no problem synthesizing Materna's ideas and theories of brain-compatible learning strategies into daily interactions with students and faculty." —Jennifer Varney, Hesser College Use these interactive strategies to help adults become more self-directed in their learning, improve their ability to comprehend and apply complex information, and unleash their creative potential.

Teaching Adults

A Practical Guide for New Teachers

Author: Ralph G. Brockett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118903412

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 9038

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.

Learning as Transformation

Critical Perspectives on a Theory in Progress

Author: Jack Mezirow

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Incorporated Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 371

View: 4621

"Provocative and illuminating, this book is a must read for adult educators seeking to understand and facilitate transformational learning. It showcases a stellar group of authors who not only engage each other and the reader in constructive discourse, but who also model the heart of the transformational learning process." --Sharan B. Merriam, Department of Adult Education, University of Georgia This volume continues the landmark work begun by Jack Mezirow over twenty years ago--revealing the impact of transformative learning on the theory and practice of adult education. Top scholars and practitioners review the core principles of transformation theory, analyze the process of transformative learning, describe different types of learning and learners, suggest key conditions for socially responsible learning, explore group and organizational learning, and present revelations from the latest research. They also share real-world examples drawn from their own experiences and assess the evolution of transformative learning in practice and philosophy. Learning as Transformation presents an intimate portrait of a powerful learning concept and invites educators, researchers, and scholars to consider the implications of transformative learning in their own professional work.

The Adult Learner

The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development

Author: Malcolm S. Knowles,Elwood F. Holton III,Richard A. Swanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317812174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

View: 4483

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.

Adult Learning and Development

Multicultural Stories

Author: Lisa Baumgartner,Sharan B. Merriam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781575240978

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 6626

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.

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

View: 834

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.

Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind

A Conceptual and Practical Guide

Author: Kathleen Taylor,Catherine Marienau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118711459

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 8029

Practical "brain-aware" facilitation tailored to the adult brain Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind explains how the brain works, and how to help adults learn, develop, and perform more effectively in various settings. Recent neurobiological discoveries have challenged long-held assumptions that logical, rational thought is the preeminent approach to knowing. Rather, feelings and emotions are essential for meaningful learning to occur in the embodied brain. Using stories, metaphors, and engaging illustrations to illuminate technical ideas, Taylor and Marienau synthesize relevant trends in neuroscience, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind. Readers unfamiliar with current brain discoveries will enjoy an informative, easy-to-read book. Neuroscience fans will find additional material designed to supplement their knowledge. Many popular publications on brain and learning focus on school-aged learners or tend more toward anatomical description than practical application. This book provides facilitators of adult learning and development a much-needed resource of tested approaches plus the science behind their effectiveness. Appreciate the fundamental role of experience in adult learning Understand how metaphor and analogy spark curiosity and creativity Alleviate adult anxieties that impede learning Acquire tools and approaches that foster adult learning and development Compared with other books on brain and learning, this volume includes dozens of specific examples of how experienced practitioners facilitate meaningful learning. These "brain-aware" approaches can be adopted and adapted for use in diverse settings. Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind should be read by advisors/counselors, instructors, curriculum and instructional developers, professional development designers, corporate trainers and coaches, faculty mentors, and graduate students—in fact, anyone interested in how adult brains learn.

Learning in Adulthood , A Comprehensive Guide

Psychology, Human development

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 146722135X

Category: Education

Page: 28

View: 8278

Facts101 is your complete guide to Learning in Adulthood , A Comprehensive Guide. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

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

View: 4111

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.