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Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning

1986 Winner of the Imogene Okes Award and the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education

The first book to receive both the Imogene Okes Award and the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education presented by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. This book analyzes current approaches to adult learning and presents a comprehensive review of the research on how adults learn.

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Table of Contents

1. Adult Learners: Motives for Learning and Implications for Practice. 2. Understanding How Adults Learn. 3. Exploring Self-Directedness in Learning. 4. Facilitating Self-Directed Learning. 5. Andragogy: Alternative Interpretations and Applications. 6. The Facilitator's Role in Adult Learning. 7. Learning in Informal Settings. 8. Learning in Formal Settings. 9. Program Development for Adults: Challenging the Institutional Approach. 10. Structuring Programs Around Learners' Needs and Abilities. 11. Evaluating Learning and Its Facilitation. 12. Facilitating Learning: Toward Guidelines for Good Practice.

About the Author

Stephen D. Brookfield is professor in the Department of Higher and Adult Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. His other books include The Skillful Teacher and Developing Critical Thinkers, both from Jossey-Bass.

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