The author defines the profession of consulting with the perspective and business strategy of performing as a professional helper. The nine chapters explain the essence of good consulting and the ingredients necessary at every stage to move any consulting project forward toward a successful outcome.
The Adult Learner
Author: Malcolm S. Knowles, Elwood F. Holton III, Richard A. Swanson
How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles’s pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centered approach to learning have been hugely influential and are still the basis of the learning practices we use today. Understanding these principles is the cornerstone of increasing motivation and enabling adult learners to achieve. This eighth edition has been thoughtfully updated in terms of structure, content, and style. On top of this, online material and added chapter-level reflection questions make this classic text more accessible than ever. The new edition includes: Two new chapters: Neuroscience and Andragogy, and Information Technology and Learning. Updates throughout the book to reflect the very latest advancements in the field. A companion website with instructor aids for each chapter. If you are a researcher, practitioner or student in education, an adult learning practitioner, training manager, or involved in human resource development, this is the definitive book in adult learning that you should not be without.
Offering practical advice to novice and experienced administrators on the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of organising and administering successful programmes in adult, community and continuing education settings, this work includes strategies, approaches, forms and tips.
Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training offers an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to different themes, issues, and trends in educational leadership, counseling, and technology integration in modern universities and organizations worldwide. This three volume work serves as an exhaustive compendium of expertise, research, skills, and experiences. Authors with a background in education, leadership, counseling, management, human resource development, or adult education have helped to encourage the education and training of potential leaders with this scholarly work.
The Encyclopedia of Adult Education is the first comprehensive reference work in this important and fast-growing field, and is an invaluable resource for adult educators who research and teach in the fields of higher education, work in community-based settings, or practise in public or private organizations. Its 170+ articles, written by an international team of contributors from over 17 countries, detail the research and practice of the field from its emergence as a separate discipline to the present day, covering key concepts, issues and individuals and providing a cutting-edge summary of ongoing debates across a wide range of perspectives, from self-directed learning to human resource development. Entries are arranged A-Z and extensive cross-referenced, with detailed bibliographies for each topic to facilitate further research.
Author: Robert Lex Dilworth, Verna J. Willis
Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
In covering the essentials of action learning, this title returns to the basics and most powerful aspects of the subject. It is not a book of theory, but rather of practice. Application of action learning in a variety of settings is explored, with guides to programme design and how-to information.
"This book provides a global look at educational technologies for adult learners with content drawing from theory, research, practice, individual experience, and offers insight by leading scholars, theorists, and practitioners worldwide"--Provided by publisher.
Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners is an edited and refereed collection of papers published in conjunction with the joint Adult Higher Educational Alliance (AHEA) and American Association of Adult and Continuing Education Conferences (AAACE). This book is the third in a series of scholarly publications associated with the annual AHEA conference. The book is arranged thematically according to the topics of submissions. Building Sustainable Futures is important because it fills a unique niche in the field of adult education, extends the scope of AHEA to a larger audience, and offers a current volume for scholars and practitioners based on both research and practicebased research.
The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring
Author: David A. Clutterbuck, Frances K. Kochan, Laura Lunsford, Nora Dominguez, Julie Haddock-Millar
The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring provides a scholarly, comprehensive and critical overview of mentoring theory, research and practice across the world. A team of internationally renowned and emerging contributors map out the key historical and contemporary research, before considering modern case study examples and future directions for the field. The chapters are organised into four parts: Part One: The Landscape of Mentoring Part Two: The Practice of Mentoring Part Three: The Context of Mentoring Part Four: Case Studies of Mentoring Around the Globe
This book provides a critical examination of the myths surrounding adult education and its practice.
The role of human resources is no longer limited to hiring, managing compensation, and ensuring compliance. Since the 1990s, a transformation has occurred. Companies are calling upon a new breed of HR professionals to behave as organization development consultants, helping to determine priorities in running the business, design how work gets done,craft strategy, and shape culture. A compendium of the best thinking on the subject, Handbook for Strategic HR includes 78 articles from the renowned OD Practitioner. It introduces readers to core organization development strategies and skills, giving them creative approaches, practical tips, and proven methods to help them: * See the big picture, think systemically, and strategically identify where best to foster change in their organization * Team up with consultants and senior-level staff in leading a change project * Put employee engagement to practical use and involve "minds, hearts, and hands" in the important work of the organization * Operate effectively in cross-cultural and virtual working situations Comprehensive and practical, this forward-thinking book enables readers to become key partners in leading their organizations forward. This book is approved for HRCI Recertification Credit. See the SHRM store website for details.
Practical "brain-aware" facilitation tailored to the adult brain Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind explains how the brain works, and how to help adults learn, develop, and perform more effectively in various settings. Recent neurobiological discoveries have challenged long-held assumptions that logical, rational thought is the preeminent approach to knowing. Rather, feelings and emotions are essential for meaningful learning to occur in the embodied brain. Using stories, metaphors, and engaging illustrations to illuminate technical ideas, Taylor and Marienau synthesize relevant trends in neuroscience, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind. Readers unfamiliar with current brain discoveries will enjoy an informative, easy-to-read book. Neuroscience fans will find additional material designed to supplement their knowledge. Many popular publications on brain and learning focus on school-aged learners or tend more toward anatomical description than practical application. This book provides facilitators of adult learning and development a much-needed resource of tested approaches plus the science behind their effectiveness. Appreciate the fundamental role of experience in adult learning Understand how metaphor and analogy spark curiosity and creativity Alleviate adult anxieties that impede learning Acquire tools and approaches that foster adult learning and development Compared with other books on brain and learning, this volume includes dozens of specific examples of how experienced practitioners facilitate meaningful learning. These "brain-aware" approaches can be adopted and adapted for use in diverse settings. Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind should be read by advisors/counselors, instructors, curriculum and instructional developers, professional development designers, corporate trainers and coaches, faculty mentors, and graduate students—in fact, anyone interested in how adult brains learn.
This collection of reproducible assessment instruments will: stimulate participant's thinking and awareness about themselves and others; provide objective feedback about behavior and performance; serve as a basis for discussion and learning as well as for personal and organizational development