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Author Merriam, Sharan B.

Title Learning in adulthood [electronic resource] : a comprehensive guide / Sharan B. Merriam, Rosemary S. Caffarella, Lisa M. Baumgartner.

Imprint San Francisco [Calif.] : Jossey-Bass, c2007 (Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2012.)

Item Status

Edition 3rd ed.
Description 1 online resource (27 entries) : 11 images, digital files.
Series The Jossey-bass higher and adult education series
Jossey-bass higher and adult education series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical referenceses.
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.
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Summary Learning in adulthood is an intensely personal activity. Yet at the same time, a multibillion-dollar enterprise has arisen in response to adult learning interests- an enterprise that spends more dollars than elementary schools, high schools, and postsecondary schools combined. Indeed, the field of adult and continuing education is characterized by a bewildering array of programs, agencies, and personnel working to assist adults in their learning. It is precisely the focus on adults as learners, however, that unites an otherwise extraordinarily diverse field. It is also the life context of adults and some of the distinguishing characteristics of the adult learning process that differentiate adult education from other kinds of education. To facilitate the process of learning, it is especially important to know who the adult learner is, how the social context shapes the learning that adults are engaged in, why adults are involved in learning activities, how adults learn, and how aging affects learning ability. Learning in Adulthood addresses these topics, among others.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Local Note Credo Reference.
Credo Reference General Reference
Subject Adult learning.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Caffarella, Rosemary S. (Rosemary Shelly), 1946-
Baumgartner, Lisa, 1964-
Credo Reference (Firm)
Other Form: Print version: 0787975885 9780787975883 (DLC) 2006019145 xvi, 533 p. : ill.
ISBN 9781849725989 (online)
0787975885 (cloth)
9780787975883 (cloth)