Innovative Higher Education. This article argues that prevailing assessment methods confuse the adult learner, fail to place the instructor in a facilitative mode, and hamper attempts at learner empowerment. Descriptions of more appropriate evaluative methods are given, along with student responses to these methods. Unable to display preview.
THE UNQUIET... EVEN LOUD, ANDRAGOGY! Alternative Assessments for Adult Learners
Books — Dr. Stephen D. Brookfield
This book analyzes current approaches to adult learning and presents a comprehensive review of the research on how adults learn. Brookfield says what many have felt but been reluctant to voice and he does it with eloquence and grace. It is also absolutely essential for students of adult education. Great Britain, and Europe reflect a welcome international outlook, and the bibliography of titles provides a wealth of research material.
ISBN 13: 9781555423551
See, also: malcolm knowles, informal adult education, self-direction and andragogy. The term andragogy was originally formulated by a German teacher, Alexander Kapp, in Nottingham Andragogy Group v. The he only used it on two occasions. In the minds of many around the adult education field, andragogy and the name of Malcolm Knowles have become inextricably linked.
Whose learning story? Differing pictures of 'adult' learners in higher education. This paper reports on a small-scale research project designed to test some of the implications of a number of influential ideas about 'adult' learning by comparing them with individual accounts of forays into the jungle of postgraduate learning.