ERIC Number: ED392903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Interdisciplinary Handbook of Adult Lifespan Learning.
Sinnott, Jan D., Ed.
This book is divided into three parts: theories and models, learning in specific life contexts, and the influence of aging on learning. Chapters include: "Chaos Theory as a Framework for Understanding Adult Lifespan Learning" (John C. Cavanaugh, Lisa C. McGuire); "The Future Impact of the Communication Revolution" (Lynn Johnson); "The Educated Adult in Today's World: Wisdom and the Mature Learner" (Deirdre A. Kramer, Weizhen Tang Bacelar); "Models of Collaboration and Adult Reasoning" (Diane M. Lee); "Expanding the Circle of Caring: From Local to Global" (John A. Meacham, Cynthia Boyd); "Learning and Life Experience: The Connection in Adulthood" (Sharan B. Merriam); "New Science Models for Teaching Adults: Teaching as a Dialogue with Reality" (Jan D. Sinnott); "Relationship of Postformal Thought, Adult Learning, and Lifespan Development" (Jan D. Sinnott); "Learning and Spirituality in Adulthood" (Patricia S. Weibust, L. Eugene Thomas); "Adult Learning Environments: Perspectives from Environmental Psychology" (Jack Demick, Nancy A. Nazzaro); "Adult Learning in the Workplace" (Lawrence Froman); "Adults in College" (Carolyn Harriger); "Learning in Psychotherapy: A Batesonian Perspective" (Aaron T. Hogue, Laura S. Bross, Jay S. Efran); "Nonformal Adult Learning in International Development Projects" (Lynn Johnson); "Journal Writing as Social Interaction: Writing to Learn in the Workplace" (Phyllis Kahaney, Kathleen Heinrich); "Becoming an Expert: Reconsidering the Place of Wisdom in Teaching Adults" (Diane M. Lee); "Exploring Adult Learning from Learners' Perspectives" (Laura V. Maciuika, Michael Basseches, Abigail Lipson); "Enhancing Adult Critical Thinking Skills through Cooperative Learning" (Barbara Millis, Neil Davidson, Philip Cottell); "Recovery of Memory after Traumatic Brain Injury" (Rick Parente, Mary Stapleton); "Empathy and Listening Skills: A Developmental Perspective on Learning to Listen" (Ariel Phillips, Abigail Lipson, Michael Basseches); "Process of Health Behavior Change: Individual Factors and Planning Models" (Renee Royak-Schaler, Patricia Maloney Alt); "Adult Education in the Third World: The Case of Adult Literacy" (Dennis N. Thompson); "Aging and Adult Learning in the Laboratory" (David Arenberg); "Adult Age Differences in Cognitive Strategies: Adaptive or Deficient?" (Cynthia A. Berg et al.); "Cognitive Aspects and Interventions in Alzheimer's Disease" (John C. Cavanaugh, Romy Nocera); "Effects of Training on Basic Cognitive Processes: What Do They Tell Us about the Models of Lifespan Cognitive Development?" (Nancy W. Denney); "Age Declines in Memory Self-Efficacy: General or Limited to Particular Tasks and Measures?" (Robin Lea West, Jane M. Berry); and "The Future of Adult Lifespan Learning: Learning Institutions Face Change" (Jan D. Sinnott). (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Age Differences, Aging (Individuals), Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Critical Thinking, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Journal Writing, Lifelong Learning, Listening Skills, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods
Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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