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    Typically, when somebody tells you that they are going to teach you something we automatically project that an individual is going to sit you down and read you a book or pull out material to show you well, that’s not how Malcolm believed that was how we became knowledgeable. “Learning is a change in the individual, due to the interaction of that individual, and his environment, which fills a need and makes him more capable of dealing adequately with his environment.” [ Burton, 1963, p.7] Some theorists believe that learning is a process where behavior is changed, but at the same time others believe learning happens automatically as you cognitively develop. In 1973 Malcolm published a book titles, The Adult Learner: A Neglected Species. In…

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    The adult learning theory also suggests that the best learning environments are the ones that are collaborative and utilize a problem-based approach.It is important to note that not every student is in the adult learner stage. With this in mind, it is encouraged that students be made aware of the traits of adult learners, and aspire to gain a few of these characteristics. 6 Main Characteristics of Adult Learners There are 6 main characteristics of adult learners according to Malcolm Knowles…

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    Knowles Learning Objectives Program planning for adult learners can be a difficult and time consuming task. However the use of program objectives can give clarity and understanding to the program developer, resulting in greater a understanding of what is needed to achieve specific goals. Program “Objectives say what the student will be able to do or think or feel or say as a result of the planned learning/teaching event” (Daines, Daines, & Graham, 1993 p. 21). According to Daines et al. (1993,…

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    Adult Learning Paper Adult learning can be very different then how a child learns. It as proven by the research of two gentlemen, Malcolm Knowles and David Kolb. They both had their own, very similar, theories about the adult learner. Malcolm Knowles studied Andragogy and David Kolb researched experiential learning. In this paper, we will explore their theories and how it personally affects me. Although Knowles theory can pertain and be applied to both adults and children alike, it’s focus is…

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    A singer, a celebrity, a mother, a wife, a black woman; Beyonce Knowles is all of these. The thirty five year old artist has had six solo albums that have made her a household name all over the world. Lemonade is a visual album that takes a reflective approach to music by revealing intricate details of her relationships and emotions. In this albums, Beyonce addresses themes such as betrayal, family, love, pride, race, empowerment, and pain through striking visuals and powerful lyricism. She…

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    What side, emotions or actions? The book A Separate Peace by well known Yale graduate John Knowles is about two boys, Gene and Finny, and their life outside the war at a boarding school called Devon. The boys are best friends also loosely based of of John Knowles experience at a boarding school, and an accident happens in which Finny's fall from the tree and Gene's fall from innocence can be traced to unresolved tensions. Tensions created by the mixed feeling of envy and admiration in which Gene…

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    A Separate Peace Theme

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    According to HG Wells, “If we don't end war, war will end us” (Things to Come). In A Separate Peace, by John Knowles, the main character Gene struggles with the wars around him. Gene struggles at Devon, an all boys preparatory school during the World War II era. At Devon, Gene faces the struggle of finding peace and many conflicts throughout the story along with the other boys, Brinker Hadley a natural born leader, Phineas his sporty best friend, and Quackenbush a dislikeable crew team captain. …

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    The novelette "Flowers for Algernon", and the movie Charly, both recount of a man named Charlie Gordon, who struggles with a mental disability. This young man later experiences a procedure that is intended to increase his knowledge. He later discovers that this procedure's effects are only temporary. Although "Flowers for Algernon" and Charly are similar in conflict, they greatly differ in their characters and setting. To begin with, the conflict between "Flowers for Algernon" and Charly is…

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    World War II, and even some of the main characters participate in the war at the end of the novel. This novel is told by Gene Forrester, and at a certain points of the novel, Knowles asks the audience to question his reliability as a narrator. Gene’s friend, Phineas, plays a large role in the novel because Gene is jealous of Finny for many reasons, one including Finny’s marvelous athleticism. This jealousy leads to some anger as time passes. Eventually, these harsh feelings lead to Gene’s…

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    A Separate Peace

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    A Separate Peace by John Knowles, is a non-fiction novel about kids in New England during world war II. The book focusses on showcasing these kids’ childhood and the experiences they encounter together. The setting of the novel helps reveal the character of Finny, by showing him beat the school’s swimming record, by showing him and Gene jump off the tree limb, and even the war has an effect on Finny’s character. When Knowles tells the reader about how Finny beat the school’s swimming record…

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