This is the third edition of Mark Tennant's popular and highly regarded text, which examines the role of psychology in informing adult education practice. It explores the seminal transitions of key psychological theories, and discusses issues and problems in applying them to an understanding of adult learning and development.
This new edition is thoroughly revised and updated in light of the impact of changes to the structure of society, globalization of education, technology, and the impact of changes to the structure of society, globalization of education, technology, and the impact of postmodernism on psychology. It examines the formation of identities, and places increased emphasis on what it means to be a lifelong learner. Considering adult learning in a variety of contexts, topics covered include:
· Humanistic psychology
· Self Directed learners
· The formation of identities
· Development of intelligence
· Critical awareness
Psychology and Adult Learning is essential reading for those who seek a critical account of psychological theories that inform contemporary adult education and practice