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The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Development

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As leading authorities on adult education and training, Elwood Holton and Richard Swanson have revised Malcolm Knowles' exemplary work on adult learning. While retaining the best from the past editions, they incorporate the latest developments in adult learning theory and practice into this major revision.

   
   
An Introduction to Theories of Learning

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This proven, comprehensive volume defines learning and shows how the learning process is studied. It learning in its historical perspective, giving readers an appreciation for the figures and theories that have shaped 100 years of learning theory research. Presents essential features of the major theories of learning and examines some of the relationships between learning theory and educational practices. Offers a new chapter introducing Evolutionary Psychology and its approach to learning. Covers current topics including the neuropsychology of amnesia, the neuropsychological distinction between declarative learning and memory and procedural learning and memory, the neuropsychology of reinforcement and addiction, and on-line learning and distance education. Provides examples of theory in practice throughout. Features end-of-chapter evaluation sections that include conditions and criticisms. For administrators, educators, or anyone looking for information about how people learn.

   
Instructor Development Training Manual: A Guide for Security and Law Enforcement

* Discusses trainer and training program development
* Describes the proper step-by-step methods for designing effective programs
* Written specifically with the adult learner in mind
* Contains numerous sample forms ready to use
* Written in a reader-friendly style
*Instructor Development Training Manual offers an organized approach to developing an effective security training program.

From preparing a lesson on entry control procedures to firearms training, the material in this book describes the proper step-by-step methods. It describes the dos and don'ts of conducting classroom training for the adult learner and how to design performance based evaluations. The duties of the training program manager are presented in understandable terms and the need for cost-effective training is clearly illustrated.

   

The Accelerated Learning Handbook: A Creative Guide to Designing and Delivering Faster, More Effective Training Programs

Synopsis
Create and Implement High-Impact, Low-Cost Training Programs—In Half the Time or Better!

Accelerated learning—the use of the full mind and the whole personality to speed and enhance learning—has impressed trainers and learners worldwide with its effectiveness. The Accelerated Learning Handbook is the definitive guide to this state-of-the-art learning approach. Written by accelerated learning guru Dave Meier, the book explains an innovative, rapid instructional design methodology and presents hundreds of practical techniques and ideas to speed training time and reduce costs-while significantly improving learning and long-term results.

   

E-Learning: Strategies for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age

Synopsis
The first strategy book on developing organization-wide, online learning Learn what companies like AT&T, Cisco Systems, Dell Computer, IBM, Lucent Technologies, Merrill Lynch, Prudential, and U S West and others have accomplished with e-learning It isn't just the promise of impressive technology that is driving people to e-learning. Businesses need to get rapidly changing information to large numbers of people faster than ever. They need to lower the overall costs of creating a workforce that performs faster and better than the competition, and they need to do this around the clock. It's no longer a question of whether organizations will one day implement online learning, but whether they will do it well.

Most organizations that need to train their employees are experimenting with some form of Web-delivered learning. But most organizations have focused on the technological challenges, buying the right software, getting enough bandwidth allocated for Web-based training, designing courseware, etc. These are important first steps but the larger strategic issues remain unsolved: how to make e-learning part of the daily work culture, and fully implement its power. E-Learning is the first book in this exciting new field that addresses not just the technological challenges of Web-based training and knowledge management, but how to develop a comprehensive organization-wide learning strategy.

Author Marc Rosenberg discusses the technological issues but more importantly, assesses the dramatic strategic, organizational, and political issues involved in the process of making e-learning a reality. Written for professionals responsible for leading the revolution in work place learning, E-Learning takes a broad, strategic perspective on corporate learning. This wake-up call for executives everywhere discusses:
bulletRequirements for building a viable e-learning strategy
bulletHow e-learning will change the nature of training organizations
bulletKnowledge management and other new forms of e-learning

   

Practical Guide to Teaching Adults : Technical Subjects

From the Publisher
This no-nonsense resource covers the day-to-day information that you will need to teach a successful class, including how to write a complete outline and lesson plan, how to reach different groups of people, how to handle difficult issues such as discipline and class control and even how to dress! This book will help you feel prepared and comfortable in front of a classroom.

Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction. Principles of Good Teaching. Understanding Motives of Students. Understanding Motives of Teachers. Understanding the Fear of Appearing Stupid. Handling Questions. Problem Behavior. Testing. Hands On.

   
  Distributed Learning

From the Publisher
During the last decade, new technologies have resulted in new forms for delivering learning, together with new terms for describing them - such as "distributed learning". These new forms include e-mail, video conferencing, Web CT, and computer conferencing. With contributions by some of the leading international authors in the area, Distributed Learning provides a theoretical framework for practitioners who are new to the field of distributed learning.

   
Adult Learning and Development: Adult Learning and Development

What Does Educational Psychology Know About Adult Learning and Development?
We Learn, Therefore We Develop: Learning Versus Development - or Developing Learning?
The Role of Adults' Beliefs About Knowledge in School, Work, and Everyday Life

   
  Learning and Behavior

From The Publisher
LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR looks at evolutionary and environmental influences on learning. Chance's book is stimulating, interactive, and peppered with high-interest queries and examples yet it still provides the kind of thorough conceptual knowledge usually associated with books twice as dense and infinitely less interesting. Chance's engaging work has become a favorite of students, as it illuminates how the psychology of learning can offer insight into their own behavior.

   
Rapid Instructional Design: A Rapid Guide to Instructional Design

FROM THE BOOK
Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is This Instructional Design Stuff Anyway?
Chapter 2: Before You Do Anything: Pre-Instructional Design
Chapter 3: Do You Know What You Need to Do?
Chapter 4: How to Do It: Design
Chapter 5: Doing It Right: Development
Chapter 6: Getting It Where It Does the Most Good: Implementation
Chapter 7: Did It Do Any Good? Evaluation
Chapter 8: Doing It Faster: More Rapid Design Shortcuts
Index

   
  The Science of Learning

From The Publisher
Growing at an ever-increasing pace for over a century, the solid body of concepts and facts that constitute the science of learning demand a comprehensive, systematic introduction. Completely up-to-date and written in a direct, easy-to-read style that is suitable for undergraduates, The Science of Learning is such an introduction. Because its focus is on what is known rather than what is speculated, this book differs from other learning texts by not dwelling on which theories are or are not in vogue. The text's comprehensive coverage makes it an ideal reference for more advanced scholars and specialists in learning and related fields.

   
Adult Learning Methods

From Booknews  
A practical guide for the practitioner dealing with the major aspects of understanding and facilitating adult learning, including the characteristics of a good teacher of adults, how to identify one's teaching style and what it means in terms of teaching adult learners, teaching strategies, and dilemmas faced by teachers of adults. The second section details an array of methodologies that can facilitate adult learning. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
 
 

   
Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

From The Publisher
This completely revised edition of Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn offers updated, culturally responsive practical advice and strategies in the jargon-free, readable style that made the original work so popular. This valuable resource is for teachers, trainers, and anyone who wants learning to be a motivating experience for all adults.
 

 

 

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