The Oxford Handbook of Reciprocal Adult Development and Learning

Hardcover | September 22, 2011

EditorCarol Hoare

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The fields of adult development and the study of learning have traditionally been considered separate, with development falling under psychology and learning under education. However, recent ideas, research, and practices that have emerged in these fields of study effectively emphasize theinherent reciprocal relationship that exists between them: advances in development frequently lead to learning, and conversely, learning almost necessarily fuels development.In this second edition of The Oxford Handbook of Reciprocal Adult Learning and Development, the synchronicity between development and learning is explored further, as expert authors advance the latest theories to provide a rich foundation for this new area of study and practice for this interrelatedfield of study. At the border of two disciplines, this handbook focuses on the capacities of intelligence, meta-cognition, insight, self-efficacy, spirituality, interpersonal competence, wisdom, and other key adult attributes as they relate to positive changes and personal growth in adults. Contextsfor development and learning (e.g., the work role and environment) are also addressed, and mixed in throughout the volume are emanating implications for research, practice, and policy. What emerges is a thoughtful handbook for all who promote optimal aging, and is a must-read for academics,psychologists, and practitioners in adult development.

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The fields of adult development and the study of learning have traditionally been considered separate, with development falling under psychology and learning under education. However, recent ideas, research, and practices that have emerged in these fields of study effectively emphasize theinherent reciprocal relationship that exists be...

Carol Hoare, Ph.D., is Professor of Human Development and Human and Organizational Learning in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at the George Washington University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 7.28 × 10.12 × 1.42 inPublished:September 22, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199736308

ISBN - 13:9780199736300

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Table of Contents

Part OneIntroduction and OverviewPart TwoFoundationsPart ThreeThe Reciprocal Fuel of Development for Learning and Learning for Development: Four Key AreasPart FourThe Self-System in Adult Development and LearningPart FiveThe Higher Reaches of Adult Development and LearningPart SixEssential Contexts for the Learning, Developing AdultPart SevenAdult Development and Learning, Measured and Applied