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The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
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[back jacket] Sixth Edition
Adult Education/Human Resource Management
The Adult Learner,
The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
Elwood F. Holton, Richard A. Swanson, and Malcolm S. Knowles
"A great update of a classic. Should be required reading for anyone involved with adult learning in schools, businesses and communities."
'" Sam Stern, ProfessorandDean, School of Education, Oregon State University
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 Richard Swanson have revised this edition building on the work of the late Malcolm Knowles.
Keeping to the practical format of the last edition, The Adult Learner, Sixth Edition 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, incorporating a major expansion of Andragogy in Practice. The last part of the book contains an updated selection of topical readings that advance the theory and will include the HRD style inventory developed by Malcolm Knowles.
The Adult Learner, Sixth Edition is essential reading for adult learning practitioners, students and HRD professionals. It provides a theoretical framework for understanding the adult learning issues both in the teaching and workplace environments.
Elwood F. Holton is Jones S. Davis Distinguished Professor of Human Resource,
Leadership and Organization Development, School of Human Resource Education, Louisiana State University.
Richard A. Swanson is Professor of Human Resource Development and Adult Education, University of Minnesota.
Malcolm S. Knowles was one of the nations leading authorities on adult education and training. He was the founding executive director of the Adult Education Association, and Professor of Adult and Community College Education at North Carolina State University.
New edition of a great classic in the field. This text has been fully-revised incorporating the latest advancements in adult-learning.
ding authorities on adult education and training. He was the founding executive director of the Adult Education Association, and Professor of Adult and Community College Education at North Carolina State University.
About the Author
He is the author and editor of several books and regularly consults with and provides training programs to businesses, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities.He has over 30 years of experience working with adults and organizations and has written more than 240 publications on human resource development and adult education. In 2001 he was inducted in the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame and in 2004 he was inducted in the Human Resource Development Scholar
Hall of Fame.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Part 1: The Roots of Andragogy
Chapter 2Exploring the World of Learning Theory
Chapter 3Theories of Learning
Chapter 4A Theory of Adult Learning: Andragogy
Chapter 5Theories of Teaching
Chapter 6An Andragogical Process Model for Learning
Part 2: Advancements in Adult Learning
Chapter 7Andragogy in Practice
Chapter 8Adult Learning within Human Resource Development
Chapter 9New Perspectives on Andragogy
Chapter 10 Beyond Andragogy
Chapter 11The Future of Andragogy
Part 3: Practice in Adult Learning
Chapter 12Whole-Part –Whole Learning Model
Chapter 13From teacher to facilitator of learning
Chapter 14Making things happen by releasing the energy of others
Chapter 15Some guidelines for the use of learning contracts
Chapter 16Core competency Diagnostic and Planning Guide
Chapter 17Personal Adult Learning Style Inventory
Chapter 18Training Delivery Problems & Solutions: An analysis of Novice & Expert Trainers
Chapter 19A Model for Developing Employee Work Effectiveness in New Roles and Environments
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