download Prime The Adult Learner, Sixth Edition: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development By Malcolm Shepherd Knowles –

This Much Acclaimed Text Has Been Fully Updated To Incorporate The Latest Advances In The Field As Leading Authorities On Adult Education And Training, Elwood Holton And Dick Swanson Have Revised This Edition Building On The Work Of The Late Malcolm Knolwes Keeping To The Practical Format Of The Last Edition, This Book Is Divided Into Three Parts The First Part Contains The Classic Chapters That Describe The Roots And Principles Of Andragogy, Including A New Chapter, Which Presents Knowles Program Planning Model The Second Part Focuses On The Advancements In Adult Learning With Each Chapter Fully Revised Updated, Incorporating A Major Expansion Of Androgogy In Practice The Last Part Of The Book Will Contain An Updated Selection Of Topical Readings That Advance The Theory And Will Include The HRD Style Inventory Developed By Dr Knowles This New Edition Is Essential Reading For Adult Learning Practitioners And Students And HRD Professionals It Provides A Theoretical Framework For Understanding The Adult Learning Issues Both In The Teaching And Workplace Environments

10 thoughts on “The Adult Learner, Sixth Edition: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

  1. says:

    Reading the sixth edition of The Adult Learner reminds us why the book justifiably carries the subtitle The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development and why a seventh edition is also available It s thoughtful It s thorough It s engaging It acknowledges its limitations It surveys a variety of other seminal learning texts produced over a period of several decades and leaves us with nearly 40 pages of additional resources to explore And, most importantly, it reminds us of how consistently we have identified and sought solutions to the challenges learners of all ages face and also reminds us how far we still have to go in effectively responding to those challenges It offers an approach to learning that is compatible with what others, including Eduard Lindeman, Carl Rogers, and Robert Gagn , have written in their own classic works on learning It s an approach that appeals to us at a personal level and that can easily be recognized in our own experiences and drive to remain immersed in learning And it supports a wonderfully inspiring philosophy expressed by Canadian psychologist Sidney Journard in 1972 and included in The Adult Learner Learning is not a task or problem it is a way to be in the world p 15 words that might help all of us be effective in our efforts to facilitate training teaching learning that produces positive results.

  2. says:

    Life changing.Adults need to shape and control their own learning They need help doing it Adults do not need someone pushing content at them until their minds fill up like a cup.Knowles gives a clear overview of what is at once a philosophical orientation and an evidence based pedagogical approach.A must read for adults who care about learning.

  3. says:

    A classic.

  4. says:

    This book wasn t written for people who want to get better in educating adult learners It was written for other academics This book is worthy of two stars it was okay only because I was able to learn a few things that could help me in my classrooms for corporate training A handful of chapters in the middle of the book and a couple at the end had the most relevant and accessible information for people who are actual educators like myself.For the rest of the book, most of it was filled with esoteric ideas, academic jargon, high level theories with little information for practical application, and convoluted paragraphs seemingly aimed at impressing other scholars Early on in this book, when the author discussed a convention attended by philosophers to answer four key questions about adult education and learning, I actually burst out laughing when the author declared the academics left without being able to answer anything It s items like this that make me shy away from scholastic books such as this one.For those looking to improve their ability to educate and train adult learners, I would try to look for resources from actual teachers and trainers who share what they do to be successful From there, one can try to emulate and improve upon these suggestions and see if it works with their personality, strengths, and particular classroom environment.

  5. says:

    I am fascinated by how people learn, so I found the book very interesting The authors make a point of saying that for a long time, people didn t understand how adults learn, and so adults were taught in the same way that you might teach a child or a pet After reading the book, I think I have a better understanding of what motivates adults I like things explained simply, and I felt that for the most part, the book did a good job of doing that Some parts of the book were a little dry, so I skipped those However, I still ended up reading about 80% of the book.

  6. says:

    The Andragogy chapters are incredibly heady and difficult to get through Even though I am an adult education educator, I found the Human Resource Development and corporate training chapters the most interesting Perhaps because they are hands on and practical than the theory chapters This is a great reference book to have for both theory and HRD and I highly recommend it for anyone who works in adult learning environments Four stars instead of five because there are not any practical chapters on teaching adults in non corporate environments.

  7. says:

    I found the discussion of the 6 core concepts of andragogy to be really enlightening especially the portions on self directed learning However a good bit of the middle of the book is truly for scholars of andragogy that want to trace its theoretical origins, which is less practical for educators.

  8. says:

    Boring as hell and not at all as informative as I hoped It lacks structure and readability in such a way that information would stuck.

  9. says:

    Super helpful advice and references to find info This is the 2005 ed.

  10. says:

    Way learning theory than I currently need and shy on practicals which I really need.