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WITH ADULT LEARNERS
second book is a comprehensive study of adult education as a discipline
in itself. It provides a wealth of practical information within a
theoretical context to enable instructors to develop a personal theory of
practice and guide learners more effectively. This book is for adult
educators in formal or informal instructional situations and all students
of adult education. Working with Adult Learners provides an
overview of adult education as an area of study.
development of adult education
major theorists in adult education
characteristics of adult learners
how to encourage self-directed learning
how to facilitate transformative learning
what to do in difficult learning situations
how to develop a personal theory of practice
real-life case studies
Paperback, 248 pages
Published in 1992.
$29.50 (Cdn), $24.95 (US)
Patricia Cranton received her B.Ed. degree
(1971) and M.Sc. degree (1973) from the University
of Calgary, and her Ph.D. degree
(1976) from the University
of Toronto in
measurement, evaluation, and computer applications.
research interests have been the evaluation of teaching in higher
education, instructional development, self-directed learning, and
transformative learning. She was selected as a Distinguished Scholar at Brock University in 1991 in recognition
of her research and writing. She received the Ontario Confederation of
University Faculty Associationís Teaching Award in 1993 and the
Lieutenant Governorís Laurel Award in 1994 for an outstanding
contribution to university teaching.
previous books include Planning Instruction for Adult Learners
(1989), Working with Adult Learners (1992), Understanding and
Promoting Transformative Learning: A Guide for Educators of Adults
(1994), and Professional Development as Transformative Learning: New
Perspectives for Teachers of Adults (1996).
From 1976 to 1986,
Patricia Cranton was at McGill
University in the
Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Department of Educational
Psychology and Counselling. From 1986 to 1996, she was at Brock University in the Faculty of
Education. She founded Brock
Instructional Development Office and directed it from 1991 to 1996.
Patricia Cranton is now an independent educator and consultant.
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