Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 21, 2013 - Business & Economics - 302 pages
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"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 "--

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Sharan B. Merriam is professor emeritus of adult education and qualitative research at the University of Georgia, Athens. She is a four-time winner of the prestigious Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education and is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 26 books, including Learning in Adulthood, The Profession and Practice of Adult Education, The New Update on Adult Learning Theory, and Qualitative Research, all from Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand.

Laura L. Bierema is professor of adult education and human resource and organizational development at the University of Georgia, Athens. She is the author of several books including Critical Issues in Human Resource Development and Implementing a Critical Approach to Organizational Development.

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