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Adult Learning Basics

By  William J. Rothwell

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Simplifies the concept of adult learning with advice for appealing to different learning styles.

Adult Learning Basics examines the principles of adult learning theory and how they relate to the training functionaddressing individual learning competencies, organizational learning climate, and technology-related issues as they affect the adult learning process. Faced with an aging workforce, organizations must reexamine adult learning theory and how it is applied to employee development. Learn the seven kinds of adult intelligence and the most effective ways to address them.


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William J. Rothwell
William J. Rothwell, PhD, SPHR, is the president of Rothwell & Associates ( and professor in the Workforce Education and Development Program at the University Park campus of Penn State University. As a researcher he has been involved with the last five competency studies conducted by Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD).

In 2012 he won the association's prestigious Distinguished Contribution Award. He is author of 81 books and 250 articles in the field and had 20 years of experience in government and the private sector before becoming a college professor in 1993.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781562865337

Pages: 160

Publisher: ASTD Press

Pub Date: May 2008

Formats: Paperback, PDF

Product Code: 110817

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