The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
Elsevier, 2005 - Business & Economics - 378 pages
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 Dick Swanson have revised this edition building on the work of the late Malcolm Knolwes.
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.
* Provides a theoretical framework for understanding adult learning issues both in teaching and workplace environments
* Essential reading for a wide audience of practitioners and students in the field of adult learning and human resource development
* Incorporates Knowles'classic theories on adult learning alongside the latest advances in the field
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - paulsignorelli - LibraryThing
Reading the sixth edition of "The Adult Learner" reminds us why the book justifiably carries the subtitle "The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development"--and why a seventh ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hermit_9 - LibraryThing
The fifth edition is the best survey of the current state of adult learning on the market today. It updates Knowles’s original with current research. As I flip through the pages, I am struck at the ... Read full review