This new and updated edition of Adult Learning offers practical guidelines; underpinned by sound scholarship; for the design and implementation of learning events for adult learners. Sarah Gravett illuminates this process; which she views as a learning-centred and dialogic endeavour; by drawing on perennial and cutting-edge theory and literature as well as personal experience. She guides the reader in exploring the theory on adult learners and their needs; the learning process and strategies that educators can use to guide and facilitate learning; culminating in a discussion of a specific strategy for designing and implementing dialogic learning events -- the Seven Design Steps. She explains in practical terms how this strategy puts dialogic teaching into action; using learning tasks to structure dialogue with learners. This book is a valuable resource for adult educators in a variety of settings who are interested in challenging learners to take responsibility for their learning and to engage in meaningful learning -- learning that lasts.Sarah Gravett is Professor of Adult and Higher Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg (previously Rand Afrikaans University).