The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 9th Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Adult Learner

The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 9th Edition

By Malcolm S. Knowles, Elwood F. Holton III, Richard A. Swanson, Petra A. Robinson

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432 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles’ pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centred approach to learning have been hugely influential and are still the basis of the learning practices we use today.

Understanding these principles is the cornerstone of increasing motivation and enabling adult learners to achieve. The 9th edition of The Adult Learner has been revised to include:

  • Updates to the book to reflect the very latest advancements in the field.
  • Addition of two new chapters on: diversity and inclusion in adult learning, and on andragogy and the online adult learner.
  • An updated supporting website: This website for The Adult Learner 9th Edition will provide basic instructor aids. For each chapter there will be a PowerPoint presentation, learning exercises, and added study questions.

Revisions throughout to make it more readable and relevant to your practices. If you are a researcher, practitioner or student in education, an adult learning practitioner, training manager, or involved in human resource development, this is the definitive book in adult learning you should not be without.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Adult Learning

1. Introduction to Adult Learning

2. Exploring the World of Learning Theory

3. Andragogy: A Theory of Adult Learning

4. The Andragogical Process Model for Learning

5. Andragogy in Practice

Part 2: The Backdrop of Learning and Teaching Theories

6. Theories of Learning

7. Theories of Teaching

8. Adult Learning Within Human Resource Development

Part 3: Advancements in Adult Learning

9. New Perspectives on Andragogy

10. Beyond Andragogy

11. Diversity and Inclusion in the Adult Education Classroom

12. Neuroscience and Andragogy

13. Andragogy and Adult Online Learning

14. Effective Computer-Based Instruction for Adults

Part 4: International and Future Perspectives on Andragogy

15. European Perspectives on Adult Learning

Contributed by John A. Henschke and Mary Cooper

16. Andragogy: International History, Meaning, Context, and Function

Contributed by Jost Reischmann

17. The Future of Andragogy

Part 5: Tools and Resources for Implementing Andragogy

18. Andragogical Learner Analysis Using the Andragogy in Practice Framework

19. Andragogy in Practice Inventory

Contributed by Reid A. Bates

20. Guidelines for the Using Learning Contracts

21. Core Competency Diagnostic and Planning Guide

22. Personal Adult Learning Style Inventory

About the Authors

Elwood F. Holton III is Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Development and Adult Education in the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University.

Richard A. Swanson is Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Development and Adult Education at the University of Minnesota.

Petra A. Robinson is Associate Professor of Adult Education and Human Resource Development in the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General