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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.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Thomas O. Fasokun
Publisher : Pearson South Africa
Release Book : 2005
Download Book : 172 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9282011178


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This publication provides a historical perspective on the current educational context. It discusses the impact of the colonial past and the changing practices of the present, highlighting as it does the key concepts, information and principles in the African context. The book touches on such issues as the history of adult education in Africa, philosophy and adult education, socio-cultural, political and economic environments, opportunities and access for adult learners, gender and development in adult education, and adult education as a developing profession. It further considers the impact of information and communication technology and globalization on the policies and structures of lifelong learning.--Publisher's description.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Fredrick Nafukho
Publisher : Pearson South Africa
Release Book : 2005
Download Book : 182 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9282011216


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This book identifies quantitative, qualitative and multi-method approaches, and is based upon existing research methods teaching in Africa. It is grounded in African adult education contexts and draws on material and experiences from research courses taught in African universities. It emphasises the importance of combining quantitative methods with qualitative research that is embedded in adult education contexts and that builds on indigenous knowledge. Examples of the contexts addressed in the book include: village communities, agriculture development workers, literacy and income generation projects, community policing strategies, brigades, vocational training centres, mass health awareness campaigns such as HIV/AIDS, work-based education and training, management development, needs analyses, and the training of adult education trainers.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : M. L. S. Gboku
Publisher : Pearson South Africa
Release Book : 2007
Download Book : 202 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9282011208


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This book examines how adult education is influenced by and has an influence on the society in which it takes place. It presents an analysis of the development challenges and sociological realities which is essential involved for educators are help African countries and communities achieve their developmental goals.--Publisher's description

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Sabo Amin Indabawa
Publisher : Pearson South Africa
Release Book : 2006
Download Book : 174 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9282011194


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This book explores and critiques existing research paradigms, presents African counter-arguments and examples, and proposes methodologies more appropriate for African contexts. The emphasis is on African realities, values and ways of knowing.--Publisher's

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Bagele Chilisa
Publisher : Pearson South Africa
Release Book : 2005
Download Book : 271 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9282011186


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Development of Adult Thinking is a timely synthesis and evaluation of the current knowledge and emerging issues relating to adult cognitive development and learning. Focusing on psychological and educational cutting-edge research as well as giving an overview of the key theorists such as Piaget and Kohlberg, Kallio and the team of expert contributors offer a holistic view on the development of adult thinking, representing perspectives from developmental, moral, and social psychology, as well as education and philosophy. These topics are divided into three sections: Adult cognitive and moral development, Perspectives of adult learning, and Open questions and new approaches, offering introduction, analysis, and directions for future research. This text is essential reading for students and researchers in developmental psychology and related courses as well as adult educators and teachers working in adult education.

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Genre Book : Psychology
Author Book : Eeva K. Kallio
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2020-04-08
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781351740173


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This Third Update on Adult Learning Theory followstwo earlier volumes on the same topic, the ahref="http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1555426840.html"firstpublished in 1993/a and the ahref="http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0787957739.html"secondin 2001/a. Only one topic, transformative learning theory, can befound in all three updates, representing the continuingdevelopments in research and alternative theoretical conceptions ofTL. Thanks to a growing body of research and theory-building, threetopics briefly touched on in 2001 are now separate chapters in thisthird update: spirituality and adult learning learning through the body narrative learning in adulthood Also new in this update is a chapter on non-Western perspectiveson learning and knowing. New developments in two other areas arealso explored: understanding the connection between the brain andlearning, and how modern and postmodern ways of knowing areconverging and are bring expressed in social movements. Theconcluding chapter identifies two trends in adult learning theoryfor the twenty-first century: attention to context, and to theholistic nature of learning in adulthood. This is 119th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report seriesahref="http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-ACE.html"NewDirections for Adult and Continuing Education/a. Noted forits depth of coverage, New Directions for Adult andContinuing Education is an indispensable series thatexplores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators,counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult andcontinuing education settings, such as colleges and universities,extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Sharan B. Merriam
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2011-01-11
Download Book : 96 Pages
ISBN-10 : 111804553X


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This book explores and critiques existing research paradigms, presents African counter-arguments and examples, and proposes methodologies more appropriate for African contexts. The emphasis is on African realities, values and ways of knowing.--Publisher's

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Bagele Chilisa
Publisher : Pearson South Africa
Release Book : 2005
Download Book : 271 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9282011186


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This book demonstrates how processes of globalization (economic, cultural, socio-political) are creating new possibilities and inequities and are thereby creating corresponding roles for adult education and learning in the South (Africa, Asia, South America) that are embedded in multiple political, economic and cultural projects for social change.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : A. Abdi
Publisher : Springer
Release Book : 2008-12-22
Download Book : 263 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780230617971


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This book presents a collection of different researches and results on "e-learning". The chapters cover the deficiencies, requirements, advantages and disadvantages of e-learning and distance learning. So, the authors reported their research and analysis results on "e-learning" according to their areas of expertise.

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Genre Book : Technology & Engineering
Author Book : Mahmut Sinecen
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release Book : 2018-08-01
Download Book : 162 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781789235425