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xviii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-286) and index.
1. Adult learning in today's world : The social context of adult learning ; The adult learner and learning in adulthood ; Settings where learning occurs -- 2. Traditional learning theories : What is learning? ; Learning theories -- 3. Andragogy: the art and science of helping adults learn : Before andragogy ; Assumptions about adult learners ; Andragogy today -- 4. Self-directed learning : The nature of self-directed learning ; The process of self-directed learning ; Self-directed learning in various contexts ; Assessing self-directed learning ; Critiques of self-directed learning -- 5. Transformative learning : What is transformative learning? ; Sites of transformative learning ; Promoting and evaluating transformative learning ; Concluding thoughts, unresolved issues -- 6. Experience and learning : On the relationship between experience and learning ; Models of experiential learning ; Reflective practice and situated cognition -- 7. Body and spirit in learning : Embodied learning ; The spirit in learning -- 8. Motivation and learning : Motivation defined ; Motivation theory ; Motivation in adult education -- 9. The brain and cognitive functioning : Brain basics ; Memory ; Intelligence ; Cognitive development and wisdom -- 10. Adult learning in the digital age : The technology context ; Adult learners in the digital age ; The teaching-learning context of the digital age -- 11. Critical thinking and critical perspectives : Being critical ; Critical theory ; Critical perspectives ; Critical thinking ; Critical action: mindful and timely intervention ; Creating a critical classroom -- 12. Culture and context, theory and practice in adult learning : Culture and context ; Culture and learning ; Culturally relevant teaching ; The relationship between theory and practice ; A framework for adult learning.
"Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for graduate students and practitioners alike. The expert authors have infused each chapter with teaching and instructional applications as well as personal relevance for the reader. The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today's World--globalization; technology; social networking; formal, non-formal, and informal learning The Culture and Context in Adult Learning The Foundations of Learning Theory--behaviorism, cognitive psychology, social constructivism, situated cognition Andragogy Self-directed Learning Transformative Learning The Body and Spirit in Learning Experience and Learning Motivation and Learning The Brain and Mind, including neuroscience Intelligence--practical and emotional intelligence, learning and cognitive styles Critical Thinking and Critical Perspectives "-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Merriam, Sharan B. Adult learning. First edition. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2013 9781118419106 (DLC) 2013026292