ERIC Number: ED070958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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Conceptual Learning: From Mollusks to Adult Education.
Carlson, Robert A.
A brief analysis of conceptual learning in adult education and some philosophical implications for the practitioner are presented. This review traces the intellectual and political growth in the adult education movement. It lists recent seminal studies in the field and presents a series of relatively non-technical interpretations. The analysis of the literature is concerned primarily with the more basic question of whether the adult educator should attempt to incorporate conceptual learning into his practice. It concludes that some practitioners may be justified in rejecting conceptual learning if it is in conflict with their basic philosophies and life styles, while others may find much of value in it. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Educational Philosophy, Learning Theories, Literature Reviews, Research Reviews (Publications), Teaching Methods
Library of Continuing Education, 107 Roney Lane, Syracuse, N. Y. 13210 ($1.75)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.; Syracuse Univ., NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Education.