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"Not just for students in adult education, Making Sense of Adult Learning is for anyone working with adults in a variety of settings: business, industry, organizations, colleges, universities, and training projects. Learning is at the heart of human experience, and this guide provides essential keys to understanding how adults learn and to applying that knowledge to practical, everyday situations"--Book jacket.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Dorothy MacKeracher
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Book : 2004-01-01
Download Book : 263 Pages
ISBN-10 : 080203778X


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Learning is an inseparable part of human experience. Understanding how adults learn and applying that expertise to practical everyday situations and relationships opens the window on a broader understanding of the capacity of the human mind. Dorothy MacKeracher's Making Sense of Adult Learning was first published in 1996, and was acclaimed for its readability and value as a reference tool. For the second edition of this essential work, MacKeracher has reorganized and revised many of the chapters to bring the text up-to-date for contemporary use. Concepts are presented from learning-centred and learner-centred perspectives, while related learning and teaching principles provide ideas about how one may enable others to learn more effectively. Written for people preparing to become adult educators, Making Sense of Adult Learning provides background information about the nature of adult learning and the characteristics that typify adult learners. This new edition will be quick to assert its place as the premier guide in the field.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Dorothy MacKeracher
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Book : 2004-11-01
Download Book : 315 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781442690493


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Author Book : Norman Reid
Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN-10 : 9783030536770


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Radicalizing Learning calls for a total rethinking of what the field of adult education stands for and how adult educators should assess their effectiveness. Arguing that major changes in society are needed to create a more just world, the authors set out to show how educators can help learners envision and enact this radical transformation. Specifically, the book explores the areas of adult learning, training, teaching, facilitation, program development, and research. Each chapter provides a guide to the different paradigms and perspectives that prevail across the field of theory and practice. The authors then tie all of the themes into how adult learning for participatory democracy works in a diverse society.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Stephen D. Brookfield
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2010-10-19
Download Book : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780787998257


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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Rosalie Marsh
Publisher : Christal Publishing
Release Book : 2016-10-07
Download Book : 118 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781908302274


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The ability of a business to engage in real organizational learning and to do so faster and in a more sustainable way than its competitors is being increasingly seen as an essential component of success. In Making Sense of Organizational Learning, Cyril Kirwan examines the wide range of factors necessary to create and sustain organizational learning and knowledge at all levels. At the individual level, the generation of continuous learning opportunities and reflection on experiences are critically important. At the team level, it’s about encouraging collaboration, team learning and the sharing of knowledge. At the organizational level, the emphasis is on building systems to capture and share knowledge and providing strategic leadership for learning. The book shows you how you can best exploit the knowledge that already exists within your organization while at the same time develop the capability of the people that work there. It deals in turn with individual learning; learning with others; learning in organizations; and in particular the role of the HR function and of line managers. Each chapter provides theoretical background and real-world examples. Diagnostic questionnaires, checklists and other tools are also included. Making Sense of Organizational Learning provides an evidence-based argument for the adoption of effective organizational learning policies and practices, and offers a real opportunity to improve performance. Thinking practitioners working in and around learning and development or organization development will find it invaluable, as will those undertaking post-graduate study in HR and related disciplines.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Dr Cyril Kirwan
Publisher : Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Release Book : 2013-06-28
Download Book : 162 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781409465164


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Based on the work of one of the world's foremost child development experts, Gordon Neufeld, Rest, Play, Grow offers a developmental road map to adults and is what every toddler, preschooler, and kindergartner wished their adults understood about them. Gabor Mate calls it "an essential primer on how to be a parent."

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Author Book : Deborah MacNamara Phd
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Release Book : 2016-03-23
Download Book : 306 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0995051208


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Every day, we evaluate the people around us: It's one of the most important things we ever do. Making Sense of People provides the scientific frameworks and tools we need to improve our intuition, and assess people more consciously, systematically, and effectively. Leading neuroscientist Samuel H. Barondes explains the research behind each standard personality category: extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness. He shows readers how to use these traits and assessments to do a better job of deciding who they'll enjoy spending time with, whom to trust, and whom to keep at a distance. Barondes explains: What neuroscience and psychological research can tell us about how personality types develop and cohere. The intertwined roles of genes, nurture, and education in personality development. How to recognize troublesome personality patterns such as narcissism, sociopathy, and paranoia. How much a child's behavior predicts their adult personality, and how personality stabilizes in young adulthood. How to assess integrity, fairness, wisdom, and other traits related to morality. What genetic testing may (or may not) teach us about personality in the future. General strategies for getting along with people, with specific tactics for special circumstances. Kirkus Reviews A succinct look at personality psychology. As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist at the University of California, Barondes (Molecules and Mental Illness, 2007, etc.) has spent years studying human behavior, and this book reflects his systematic, scientific approach for personality assessment. The average person isn't likely to have time to research a difficult boss or potential love interest, but the author supplements intuition with a useful cornerstone for gauging human behavior: a table of the "Big Five" personality traits, among them Extraversion vs. Introversion and Agreeableness vs. Antagonism. To learn how to apply the Big Five, Barondes supplies a link for a professional online personality test, in addition to a basic introduction of troubling personality patterns–e.g., narcissism and compulsiveness. While genetics may play a heavy hand in influencing personality, Barondes writes, it's awareness of a person's background, character and life story that is paramount in unearthing reasons for adult behavior. Readers might like to see the author weave more everyday examples into the text–his exercise in fostering compassion by imagining an adult as a 10-year-old child is a gem–but there is plenty here to ponder. Those looking for traditional "self-help" advice won't find it here, but this book clearly lays the groundwork for deeper human interaction and better life relationships.

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Genre Book : Self-Help
Author Book : Samuel Barondes
Publisher : FT Press
Release Book : 2011-06-21
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0132172879


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In her latest book, Angélique du Toit goes beyond the techniques and goals explored in most coaching texts to examine the process of coaching and the importance of sense-making for creating meaning and encouraging self-reflection. In doing this, the coaching experience emerges as a type of transformational learning, in which the individual is guided through a journey of discovery and revelation. Theories are drawn together in a fresh and original way which will cause readers to question how coaching should be defined and practised. Dr Angélique du Toit is an academic practitioner and is involved in the delivery of academic programmes and publications related to coaching. She is also an Executive Coach supporting senior executives in their personal development in both the public and private sectors. Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Angelique Du Toit
Publisher : SAGE
Release Book : 2014-01-08
Download Book : 200 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781446297292


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Adult learners comprise almost 50 percent of all students enrolled. Some argue they are pioneering change in today’s higher educational landscape. This book is designed to assist faculty members and administrators who want to understand how the impact of adult learning programs has and is helping to transform the academy and how newer initiatives are likely to change their own campuses in the coming decades. Through the use of case studies, and by blending the theoretical aspects of adult learning with practical application and personal experience, Lee Bash depicts each facet of adult learners and the requirements higher education must fulfill to meet their needs. The author explores The context of adult learning from four perspectives: adult programs, adult learners, demographics and projections, and programmatic best practices The distinguishing characteristics of adult learners, the special challenges they face, their motivations to continue their education, and why they seek and what they bring to college-level learning The institutional responses to the adult learner, such as programmatic perspectives and the fundamental needs required to sustain adult learning programs Meaningful applications of the term “lifelong learning” as well as some projections on how the 21st-century academy is likely to change This book is a helpful guide to all interested in understanding adult learning’s place in academia today and implementing and sustaining successful adult learning programs for tomorrow.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Lee Bash
Publisher : Jossey-Bass
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : 230 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015062557676