Adult Learning

Adult Learning Linking Theory and Practice - The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781118130575
Publisher: Wiley
Imprint: Jossey-Bass
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 374
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xviii, 302
Weight: 700g
Height: 179mm
Width: 239mm
Spine width: 21mm