Carol Hoare

in The Oxford Handbook of Reciprocal Adult Development and Learning

Second edition

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199736300
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology


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This Epilogue offers relections on prospective endeavors based on the analyses and suggestions of this book. The Epilogue emphasizes that integrating development and learning into the scaffolded area that adults themselves show us will involve considerable open-mindedness, flexibility, and effort. An interest in seeing anew is required, one in which scholars from the currently separate disciplines of adult learning and adult development communicate and work with one another. Thought must be advanced such that, in future years, scholars will wonder why it took so long for two related fields of study to come together. At that time, the complex adult will be seen as a unity in which learning and development are reciprocal forces, influencing and augmenting one another.

Keywords: complex adult; learning; development; adult development; adult learning; analyses

Article.  1883 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Developmental Psychology

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