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Education Adult & Continuing Education

Making Sense of Adult Learning

by (author) Dorothy MacKeracher

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2004
Category
Adult & Continuing Education, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780802037787
    Publish Date
    Nov 2004
    List Price
    $52.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442690493
    Publish Date
    Nov 2004
    List Price
    $46.95

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Learning is an inseparable part of human experience. Understanding how adults learn and applying that expertise to practical everyday situations and relationships opens the window on a broader understanding of the capacity of the human mind.

Dorothy MacKeracher's Making Sense of Adult Learning was first published in 1996, and was acclaimed for its readability and value as a reference tool. For the second edition of this essential work, MacKeracher has reorganized and revised many of the chapters to bring the text up-to-date for contemporary use. Concepts are presented from learning-centred and learner-centred perspectives, while related learning and teaching principles provide ideas about how one may enable others to learn more effectively.

Written for people preparing to become adult educators, Making Sense of Adult Learning provides background information about the nature of adult learning and the characteristics that typify adult learners. This new edition will be quick to assert its place as the premier guide in the field.

About the author

Dorothy MacKeracher is a professor emerita in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick.

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