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Learning in adulthood : a comprehensive guide

Author: Sharan B Merriam; Rosemary S Caffarella; Lisa Baumgartner
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2007.
Series: Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Learning in Adulthood has been lauded as the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to adult learning. The revised and expanded third edition reflects the latest research and practice in adult learning, making it an essential resource for the field. 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharan B Merriam; Rosemary S Caffarella; Lisa Baumgartner
ISBN: 0787975885 9780787975883
OCLC Number: 70122480
Description: xvi, 533 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART ONE: ADULT LEARNING IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY: The social context of adult learning --
Learning environments and learning concepts --
Adult learners: who participates and why --
PART TWO: ADULT LEARNING THEORY AND MODELS: Knowles's andragogy and models of adult learning by McClusky, Illeris, and Jarvis --
Self-directed learning --
Transformational learning --
Experience and learning --
PART THREE: NEWER APPROACHES TO ADULT LEARNING: Embodied, spiritual, and narrative learning --
Learning and knowing: non-Western perspectives --
Critical theory, postmodern, and feminist perspectives --
PART FOUR: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT: Traditional learning theories --
Adult development --
Cognitive development in adulthood --
Intelligence and aging --
Memory, cognition, and the brain --
Reflections on learning in adulthood.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series.
Other Titles: Learning in adulthood :
Responsibility: Sharan B. Merriam, Rosemary S. Caffarella, Lisa M. Baumgartner.
Local System Bib Number:
216089

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This landmark work pulls together seminal work and current thinking on adult learning in one volume, providing a comprehensive, up-to-date overview and synthesis of what we now know about adult  Read more...
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