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Culture and Processes of Adult Learning

Author : Richard Edwards
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The authors provide a variety of perspectives on the conceptualisation of adult learning, drawing on sociology, psychology, adult education and applied research into how adults experience learning. Bringing together a number of major contributions to current debates about what learning during adulthood is for, what motivates learning, and how best it might be developed, the authors address a range of significant issues: What should be the context of learning programmed for adults, and who should decide? What are the implications in general and for women in particular of the current emphasis on learning for work, at work? How do adults learn and how is learning best facilitated? How might learning be used to empower individuals, communities and organisations?

Culture and Processes of Adult Learning

Author : Richard Edwards
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The authors provide a variety of perspectives on the conceptualisation of adult learning, drawing on sociology, psychology, adult education and applied research into how adults experience learning. Bringing together a number of major contributions to current debates about what learning during adulthood is for, what motivates learning, and how best it might be developed, the authors address a range of significant issues: What should be the context of learning programmed for adults, and who should decide? What are the implications in general and for women in particular of the current emphasis on learning for work, at work? How do adults learn and how is learning best facilitated? How might learning be used to empower individuals, communities and organisations?

Adult Learners Education and Training

Author : Richard Edwards
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Drawing on the experiences of a wide range of European countries, this book addresses major themes in the education of adults, such as participation, education and training, economic development and social movements.

Special Teaching in Higher Education

Author : Stuart Powell
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Covering the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA), this book addresses the learning needs of impaired and disabled students. It suggests effective responses for those designing and delivering the curriculum and discusses flexible teaching strategies. An essential purchase for any education professionals wanting to implement best practice when catering for those with particular needs - whether lecturers, course developers, course leaders or learning and teaching interest groups.

Making Sense of Adult Learning

Author : Dorothy MacKeracher
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"Not just for students in adult education, Making Sense of Adult Learning is for anyone working with adults in a variety of settings: business, industry, organizations, colleges, universities, and training projects. Learning is at the heart of human experience, and this guide provides essential keys to understanding how adults learn and to applying that knowledge to practical, everyday situations"--Book jacket.

The Psychology of Adult Learning in Africa

Author : Thomas O. Fasokun
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Presenting psychology as an applied discipline that can help adult educators be more effective in their work, this book analyses the cultural factors that influence the characteristics, behaviour and thinking of adult learners. It emphasizes the collective orientation of African cultures and the view of the self in terms of interdependent relationships within a community. The chapters provide an introduction to the psychology of adult learning and address the following: characteristics of adult learning; life span development; human motivation and participation; learning styles; facilitating adult learning; and guidance and counselling of adult learners.

Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration

Author : Wang, Victor X.
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"The book provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends and theories in adult education, adult ESL (English as a Second Language) and information communication technologies, offering an in-depth description of key terms and theories/concepts related to different areas, issues and trends in adult education worldwide"--Provided by publisher.

Researching and Transforming Adult Learning and Communities

Author : Rob Evans
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Can adult education and learning be understood without reference to community and people’s daily lives? The response to be found in the chapters of this volume say emphatically no, they cannot. Adult learning can be best understood if we look at the social life of people in communities, and this book is an attempt to recover this view. The chapters of this volume reflect ongoing research in the field of adult education and learning in and with communities. At the same time the work of the authors presented here offers a very vital reflection of the work of the ESREA research network Between Local and Global – Adult Learning and Communities. The chapters showcase the broad range of professional practice, the variety in both methodology and theoretical background, as well as the impressive scope of field research experience the authors bring to bear in their papers. The first section provides the broad view of research into adult learning and community development emphasising how social movements are at the heart of local and global change and that they are critically important sources of power. The second section focuses in on the practice of educators/mediators working in local and regional contexts in which the tensions of the wider policy and discourse environment impact on adult learners. The third section privileges the view at the close level of research inside local communities in the field. International researchers and practitioners, particularly young researchers, who are active in adult learning and in local/global communities will be interested in this book. The emphasis of the chapters is on participatory and emancipatory social research. Empowerment of women in rural communities, involvement of communities in social and environmental movements, power-sharing in community research projects and the exposure of hegemonic, globalising forces at work in ethnic communities are among the themes developed in this volume.

The Adult Learner

Author : Malcolm S. Knowles
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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’ pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centred 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. The 9th edition of The Adult Learner has been revised to include: Updates to the book to reflect the very latest advancements in the field. The addition of two new chapters on diversity and inclusion in adult learning, and andragogy and the online adult learner. An updated supporting website. This website for the 9th edition of The Adult Learner will provide basic instructor aids. For each chapter, there will be a PowerPoint presentation, learning exercises, and added study questions. Revisions throughout to make it more readable and relevant to your practices. 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 you should not be without.

Adult Learning in the Social Context

Author : Peter Jarvis
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This book is a logical progression from The Sociology of Adult and Continuing Education. The author takes a completely new approach to the subject and puts forward a model of adult learning which is analysed in depth. This model arises from the results of a research project in which adults analysed their own learning experiences.

Adult and Continuing Education

Author : Peter Jarvis
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The first edition of Adult and Continuing Education established itself as one of the most widely used and respected introductory texts on this important area of education. For this second edition, Peter Jarvis has made extensive revisions and has included substantial additional material to take account of the many changes which have occurred in the field of adult education. The book begins with a rationale for the provision of education for adults and analyses contemporary theory before going on to give practical advice on curriculum development and the teaching of adults.

Popular Culture as Pedagogy

Author : Kaela Jubas
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"Grounded in the field of adult education, this international compilation offers a range of critical perspectives on popular culture as a form of pedagogy. Its fundamental premise is that adults learn in multiple ways, including through their consumption of fiction. As scholars have asserted for decades, people are not passive consumers of media; rather, we (re)make our own meanings as we accept, resist, and challenge cultural representations. At a time when attention often turns to new media, the contributors to this collection continue to find “old” forms of popular culture important and worthy of study. Television and movies – the emphases in this book – reflect aspects of consumers’ lives, and can be powerful vehicles for helping adults see, experience, and inhabit the world in new and different ways. This volume moves beyond conceptually oriented scholarship, taking a decidedly research-oriented focus. It offers examples of textual and discursive analyses of television shows and films that portray varied contexts of adult learning, and suggests how participants can be brought into adult education research in this area. In so doing, it provides compelling evidence about the complexity, politics, and multidimensionality of adult teaching and learning. Using a range of television shows and movies as exemplars, chapters relate popular culture to globalization, identity, health and health care, and education. The book will be of great use to instructors, students, and researchers located in adult education, cultural studies, women’s and gender studies, cultural sociology, and other fields who are looking for innovative ways to explore social life as experienced and imagined."

The Adult Learner

Author : Malcolm Shepherd Knowles
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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 Androgogy 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.

Resources in Education

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Cross cultural Lifelong Learning

Author : Vesa Korhonen
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Cross Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate Training

Author : Keengwe, Jared
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"This book brings together researchers who study and professionals who design and deliver online training across cultures in both higher education and corporate training settings to share paradigms, perspectives, insights, best practices, challenges and best practices"--Provided by publisher.

Integrating Adult Learning and Technologies for Effective Education Strategic Approaches

Author : Wang, Victor X.
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Integrating Adult Learning and Technologies for Effective Education: Strategic Approaches provides instructional approaches, relevant theoretical frameworks, and the latest empirical research findings in the area of adult learning and technology.

Adult Learning Methods 22

Author : Prem Lata Sharma
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Adult Learning in the 21st Century

Author : Digumarti Bhaskara Rao
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Contents: Adult Learning, Democracy and Peace, Cultural Citizenship in the 21st Century, Minorities and Adult Learning, Universities and the Future of Adult Learning, The Multiplicity of Research on Learning for All , A Key for the 21st Century, Global Community of Adult Learning through Information and Documentation, The Politics and Policies of the Education of Adults in a Globally Transforming Society, Literacy in the World and its Major Regions, Literacy and Learning Strategies, Literacy, Education and Social Development, Literacy, Research, Evaluation and Statistics, Literacy in Multilingual/ Intercultural Settings, Literacy and Technology, Literacy for Tomorrow, Women s Education, Raising Gender Issues in Formal and Non-formal Settings, Work-related Adult Learning in a Changing World, Adult Environmental Education, Health Promotion and Health Education for Adults, Adult Education and Population Issues in the Post-Cairo Context, New Information Technologies, Museums, Libraries and Cultural Heritage, Adult Learning and Ageing Populations, Adult Learning for Prisoners, Making Education Accessible and Available to all Persons with Disabilities, The Economics of Adult Learning, Enhancing International Cooperation and Solidarity, The Hamburg Declaration on Adult Learning, The Agenda for the Future, Final Report of the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education.

Creating a Mentoring Culture

Author : Lois J. Zachary
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In order to succeed in today’s competitive environment, corporate and nonprofit institutions must create a workplace climate that encourages employees to continue to learn and grow. From the author of the best-selling The Mentor’s Guide comes the next-step mentoring resource to ensure personnel at all levels of an organization will teach and learn from each other. Written for anyone who wants to embed mentoring within their organization, Creating a Mentoring Culture is filled with step-by-step guidance, practical advice, engaging stories, and includes a wealth of reproducible forms and tools.