Adult learning : linking theory and practice / Sharan B. Merriam and Laura L. Bierema.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandJossey-Bass higher and adult education series: Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resource (xviii, 302 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118419106; 1118419103; 9781118416310; 1118416317Subject(s): Adult education | Adult education -- Research | Education and globalization | Activity programs in educationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Adult learning.DDC classification: 374 LOC classification: LC5215 | .M524 2014Other classification: EDU000000 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-286) and index.
Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- List of Tables, Figures, and Exhibits -- Preface -- The Authors -- CHAPTER ONE: Adult Learning in Today’s World -- CHAPTER TWO: Traditional Learning Theories -- CHAPTER THREE: Andragogy: The Art and Science of Helping Adults Learn -- CHAPTER FOUR: Self-Directed Learning -- CHAPTER FIVE: Transformative Learning -- CHAPTER SIX: Experience and Learning -- CHAPTER SEVEN: Body and Spirit in Learning -- CHAPTER EIGHT: Motivation and Learning -- CHAPTER NINE: The Brain and Cognitive Functioning -- CHAPTER TEN: Adult Learning in the Digital Age -- CHAPTER ELEVEN: Critical Thinking and Critical Perspectives -- CHAPTER TWELVE: Culture and Context, Theory and Practice in Adult Learning -- References -- Name Index -- Subject Index.
Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for master's-level students and practitioners alike. Sharan Merriam and Laura Bierema have infused each chapter with practical applications for instruction which will help readers personally relate to the material. The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today's World Traditional Learning Theories Andragogy Self-Directed Learning Transformative Learning Experience and Learning Body and Spirit in Learning Motivation and Learning The Brain and Cognitive Functioning Adult Learning in the Digital Age Critical Thinking and Critical Perspectives Culture and Context Discussion questions and activities for reflection are included at the end of each chapter.
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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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