skip to content
Adult learning : linking theory and practice Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Adult learning : linking theory and practice

Author: Sharan B Merriam; Laura L Bierema
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, [2014] ©2014
Series: Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for graduate students and practitioners alike. The expert authors have infused each chapter with teaching and instructional applications as well as personal relevance for the reader. The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today's World--globalization; technology; social networking;  Read more...
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merriam, Sharan B.
Adult learning.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2013
(DLC) 2013026292
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharan B Merriam; Laura L Bierema
ISBN: 9781118130575 111813057X
OCLC Number: 832262544
Description: xviii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Adult learning in today's world : The social context of adult learning ; The adult learner and learning in adulthood ; Settings where learning occurs --
2. Traditional learning theories : What is learning? ; Learning theories --
3. Andragogy: the art and science of helping adults learn : Before andragogy ; Assumptions about adult learners ; Andragogy today --
4. Self-directed learning : The nature of self-directed learning ; The process of self-directed learning ; Self-directed learning in various contexts ; Assessing self-directed learning ; Critiques of self-directed learning --
5. Transformative learning : What is transformative learning? ; Sites of transformative learning ; Promoting and evaluating transformative learning ; Concluding thoughts, unresolved issues --
6. Experience and learning : On the relationship between experience and learning ; Models of experiential learning ; Reflective practice and situated cognition --
7. Body and spirit in learning : Embodied learning ; The spirit in learning --
8. Motivation and learning : Motivation defined ; Motivation theory ; Motivation in adult education --
9. The brain and cognitive functioning : Brain basics ; Memory ; Intelligence ; Cognitive development and wisdom --
10. Adult learning in the digital age : The technology context ; Adult learners in the digital age ; The teaching-learning context of the digital age --
11. Critical thinking and critical perspectives : Being critical ; Critical theory ; Critical perspectives ; Critical thinking ; Critical action: mindful and timely intervention ; Creating a critical classroom --
12. Culture and context, theory and practice in adult learning : Culture and context ; Culture and learning ; Culturally relevant teaching ; The relationship between theory and practice ; A framework for adult learning.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series.
Responsibility: Sharan B. Merriam and Laura L. Bierema.

Abstract:

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.  Read more...
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Although this is a book that should, rightly, become a core text in adult educator training and development programmes, it also, more broadly, promotes the importance of assuming a critical position Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(6)

User lists with this item (5)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.