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The Adult Learner
Some Things We Know



March 2014 | 112 pages | Corwin
The Adult Learner: Some Things We Know addresses the 'warrior' who rises to the challenge of teaching the adult learner. The discussion is designed as a catalyst for dialogue about the adult learner and to uncover the complexities of teaching this rare and riveting species.This book is organized around three interlocking themes: some things we know about the adult learner; some things we know about change; and some things we know about professional development. In the process of reading the book, the reader gets a glimpse into the research that supports the theory of the adult learner, into the principles that guide the learning practices of the adult learner, and into the strategies that 'work in the work setting' for the adult learner.
 
Acknowledgements
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
1. Some Things We Know About Adult Learners
Telltale Comments

 
Things We Know

 
Adult Learning: The Research Base

 
Five Assumptions About Adult Learners

 
Supporting Assumptions About Adult Learns

 
Krupp's Work on Adult Learners

 
Thirty Things We Know for Sure

 
 
2. Some Things We Know About Change
This Horse Is Not Dead

 
The Change Game

 
Who Moved My Cheese?

 
Group Process-Roles People Play

 
The Three-Tiered Change Process

 
 
3. Some Things We Know About Professional Development
Evolution of Professional Development Models

 
Learning Organizations

 
Best Practices in Professional Development

 
The Training Model

 
 
4. Conclusion
Concerns Based Adoption Model

 
Situational Dispositions for Transfer

 
 
Appendix: Discussion of Statements in Figure 1.1
 
Bibliography

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Robin J. Fogarty

Robin Fogarty is President of RFA: A Robin Fogarty Company, a Chicago-based, minority-owned, educational publishing/consulting company. Robin received her doctorate in curriculum and human resource development from Loyola University of Chicago. A leading proponent of the thoughtful classroom, Robin has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies.She has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain,... More About Author

Brian Mitchell Pete

Brian M. Pete, co-founder of Robin Fogarty & Associates, comes from a family of educators-college professors, school superintendents, teachers and teachers of teachers. He has a rich background in professional development. Brian has worked with the adult learner in districts and educational agencies throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand and the GCC in the Middle East.  He has an eye for the “teachable moment” and the words to describe what he sees as skillful teaching. He delivers dynamic, humor-filled sessions that energize the... More About Author

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