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The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development


By: M. S. Knowles, R. A. Swanson, Elwood F. Holton

10 Digit  ISBN   0750678372    
13 Digit ISBN :  9780750678377    

Features & Benefits
  • Provides a theoretical framework for understanding adult learning issues both in teaching and workplace environments
  • Essential reading for a wide audience of practitioners and students in the field of adult learning and human resource development
  • Incorporates Knowles’ classic theories on adult learning alongside the latest advances in the field

Description

This much acclaimed text has been fully updated to incorporate the latest advances in the field. As leading authorities on adult education and training, Elwood Holton and Dick Swanson have revised this edition building on the work of the late Malcolm Knowles.

Keeping to the practical format of the last edition, this book is divided into three parts. The first part contains the classic chapters that describe the roots and principles of andragogy, including a new chapter, which presents Knowles’ program planning model. The second part focuses on the advancements in adult learning with each chapter fully revised updated, incorporating a major expansion of Andragogy in Practice. The last part of the book will contain an updated selection of topical readings that advance the theory and will include the HRD style inventory developed by Dr. Knowles.

This new edition is essential reading for adult learning practitioners and students and HRD professionals. It provides a theoretical framework for understanding the adult learning issues both in the teaching and workplace environments.

Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction

Part 1: The Roots of Andragogy

Chapter 2: Exploring the World of Learning Theory
Chapter 3: Theories of Learning
Chapter 4: A Theory of Adult Learning: Andragogy
Chapter 5: Theories of Teaching
Chapter 6: An Andragogical Process Model for Learning

Part 2: Advancements in Adult Learning

Chapter 7: Andragogy in Practice
Chapter 8: Adult Learning within Human Resource Development
Chapter 9: New Perspectives on Andragogy
Chapter 10: Beyond Andragogy
Chapter 11: The Future of Andragogy

Part 3: Practice in Adult Learning

Chapter 12: Whole-Part –Whole Learning Model
Chapter 13: From teacher to facilitator of learning
Chapter 14: Making things happen by releasing the energy of others
Chapter 15: Some guidelines for the use of learning contracts
Chapter 16: Core competency Diagnostic and Planning Guide
Chapter 17: Personal Adult Learning Style Inventory
Chapter 18: Training Delivery Problems & Solutions: An analysis of Novice & Expert Trainers
Chapter 19: A Model for Developing Employee Work Effectiveness in New Roles and Environments

References

Index



Product Title:   The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
10 Digit ISBN/Part Number:   0750678372
13 Digit ISBN:   9780750678377
Author:   M. S. Knowles, R. A. Swanson, Elwood F. Holton
Publisher:   Butterworth-Heinemann
Publication Date:   2005
Media:   Book
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