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Adult Learning and Development by M. Cecil Smith

Title Adult Learning and Development
Author M. Cecil Smith
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-06-17
Category Education
Total Pages 296
ISBN 1135686378
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Adult education occurs whenever individuals engage in sustained, systematic learning in order to affect changes in their attitudes, knowledge, skills, or belief systems. Learning, instruction, and developmental processes are the primary foci of educational psychology research and theorizing, but educational psychologists' work in these domains has centered primarily on the childhood and adolescent school years. More recently, however, a number of educational psychologists have studied learning and development in adulthood. The results of these efforts have resulted in what is now called adult educational psychology. The purpose of this volume is to introduce this new subfield within educational psychology. Section 1 focuses on the interplay between learning and development in adulthood, how various forms of instruction lead to different learning outcomes for adults, description of the diverse social contexts in which adult learning takes place, and the development of metacognitive knowledge across the life span. Section 2 describes both research and theory pertaining to adult intellectual functioning, thinking, and problem-solving skills within various contexts. Section 3 describes research in a variety of adult learning domains; discusses the cognitive and behavioral dimensions of reading in adulthood and the applications of reading in real-life circumstances; examines an educational intervention developed to promote forgiveness; and relates the outcomes of an intervention designed to educate parents about their children's mathematics learning. Section 4 summarizes the themes and issues running throughout this, the first book that has sought to span the gulf between adult education, adult development, and educational psychology.

Title Handbook of Research on Adult Learning and Development
Author M Cecil Smith
Publisher Routledge
Release 2008-11-19
Category Education
Total Pages 832
ISBN 1135597391
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The time is right for this comprehensive, state-of-the-art Handbook that analyzes, integrates, and summarizes theoretical advances and research findings on adult development and learning - a rapidly growing field reflecting demographic shifts toward an aging population in Western societies. Featuring contributions from prominent scholars across diverse disciplinary fields (education, developmental psychology, public policy, gerontology, neurology, public health, sociology, family studies, and adult education), the volume is organized around six themes: theoretical perspectives on adult development and learning research methods in adult development research on adult development research on adult learning aging and gerontological research policy perspectives on aging. The Handbook is an essential reference for researchers, faculty, graduate students and practitioners whose work pertains to adult and lifespan development and learning.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Reciprocal Adult Development and Learning
Author Carol Hoare
Publisher OUP USA
Release 2011-09-06
Category Medical
Total Pages 584
ISBN 0199736308
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Rev. ed. of: Handbook of adult development and learning / edited by Carol Hoare. 2006.

Title Handbook of Adult Development and Learning
Author Carol Hoare
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2006-03-30
Category Education
Total Pages 600
ISBN 9780198038375
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Adult development and learning have always existed as two separate fields of study, with development falling under psychology and learning under education. Recent advances in theory, research, and practice, however, have made it clear that an important reciprocal relationship exists between them: advances in development frequently lead to learning, and conversely, learning quite often fuels development. The synchronicity between development and learning is responsible for positive changes in many capacities, including insight, intelligence, reflective and meta-cognition, personality expression, interpersonal competence, and self-efficacy. This synchronicity is also leading to the growth of a new discipline at the borders of adult development and learning. The Handbook of Adult Development and Learning is the first to bring together the leading scholars from both adult development and learning to explore what will form the foundation for this new discipline--the latest research at the intersection of these fields. It examines six major aspects of their intersection: foundations, key areas of integration, the self system, higher reaches of development and learning, essential contexts, and specific applications. An introductory chapter explains why it is so important to recognize and fuel the growth of this new discipline. Subsequent chapters review the latest theoretical and empirical literature and provide a rich itinerary for future research. This handbook is a must-read for all who promote optimal aging. It will be an invaluable reference for scholars in development and education, as well as rich resource for policy makers and practitioners, such as corporate executives and human-resource personnel.

Title Integrating Adult Learning and Technologies for Effective Education Strategic Approaches
Author Wang, Victor X.
Publisher IGI Global
Release 2010-01-31
Category Education
Total Pages 334
ISBN 1615206957
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Integrating Adult Learning and Technologies for Effective Education: Strategic Approaches provides instructional approaches, relevant theoretical frameworks, and the latest empirical research findings in the area of adult learning and technology.

Adult Learning and Education by Kjell Rubenson

Title Adult Learning and Education
Author Kjell Rubenson
Publisher Academic Press
Release 2011
Category Education
Total Pages 313
ISBN 0123814898
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

As individuals and societies try to respond to fundamental economic and social transformation, the field of adult learning and education is rapidly getting increased attention and new topics for research on adult learning have emerged. This collection of articles from the International Encyclopedia of Education 3e offers practitioners and researchers in the area of adult learning and education a comprehensive summary of main developments in the field. The 45 articles provide insight into the historical development of the field, its conceptual controversies, domains and provision, perspectives on adult learning, instruction and program planning, outcomes, relationship to economy and society and its status as a field of scholarly study and practice.

Title Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems
Author Richard Desjardins
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2017-01-12
Category Education
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1474273661
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Based on comparative adult education statistics offered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and country case studies, this book analyses the policies and structures that foster adult learning. It examines a variety of forms of adult learning, ranging from initial forms of post-compulsory education, such as upper secondary tracks and tertiary education, to firm training, compensatory adult education and learning for civic and leisure oriented purposes. Throughout the book, adult learning systems are directly linked to a variety of structural and public policy frameworks using a comparative welfare state approach. Themes such as pathways to learning and transition systems, participation patterns in higher education and participation patterns in other organized forms of adult learning are covered. The countries discussed are the UK, the USA, Korea, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands. Situated at the intersection between scholarship and policy and using a mixed-methods approach, this title contributes fundamental insights into the further study of policies and structures related to alternative post-compulsory learning pathways.

Title The Psychology of Adult Learning in Africa
Author Thomas O. Fasokun
Publisher Pearson South Africa
Release 2005
Category Education
Total Pages 172
ISBN 9789282011171
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presenting psychology as an applied discipline that can help adult educators be more effective in their work, this book analyses the cultural factors that influence the characteristics, behaviour and thinking of adult learners. It emphasizes the collective orientation of African cultures and the view of the self in terms of interdependent relationships within a community. The chapters provide an introduction to the psychology of adult learning and address the following: characteristics of adult learning; life span development; human motivation and participation; learning styles; facilitating adult learning; and guidance and counselling of adult learners.

Title Best Practices in Adult Learning
Author Thomas Flint
Publisher Kendall Hunt
Release 2002
Category Education
Total Pages 162
ISBN 9780787296353
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Researches in Adult Learning and Education The European Dimension
Author Simona Sava
Publisher Firenze University Press
Release 2017-07-11
Category Education
Total Pages 228
ISBN 8864534245
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The book represents several contributions that guide the readers in the comprehension of the paradigmatic shift from adult/lifelong education, to adult/lifelong learning. At the same time it presents the contexts where adults learn: the organized contexts, such as the institutions and services, and the informal contexts. The book is one of a series dedicated to adult learning and education developed under the auspices of ESRALE (European Studies and Research in Adult Learning and Education) an EU supported project. Its companion books are Maria Slowey (ed.) Comparative Adult Education and Learning. Authors and Texts and Vanna Boffo, Paolo Federighi, Ekkehard Nuissl, Empirical Research Methodology in Adult Learning and Education. Authors and Texts.