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Training and the Needs of Adult Learners
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Abstract The study expands reported here Extension education's knowledge regarding characteristics of potential change agents. Graduate students learning to become agricultural Extension educators were studied to determine their definition of a change agent. Participants' cognitive styles were assessed using Kirton's Adaptation-Innovation Inventory to explore if cognitive style influenced preference for and potential usage of diffusion of innovations as a planned change strategy. Findings indicated future Extension practitioners' cognitive styles were associated with the planned change strategy they preferred. This findings could assist Extension professional development specialists in better understanding how to prepare current Extension practitioners to effect behavior change in clients. Bringing about behavior change in individuals, groups, and organizations is a challenging task Burke, ; Kirton, ; Kotter,
The School for Change Agents
An extensive review of the Literature stresses on the fact that the organizations which build their learning capabilities can enjoy a leadership edge in the competition, can remain innovative and significantly improve their top line as well as bottom line profitability. Organizational Learning can be interpreted in terms of a continuum from progresses from the stage of no learning to the complete learning stage. No learning stage is characterized by rigidities, insensitive approaches or closed attitude towards sharing of realities and experiences. While, on the other hand, full learning stage characterizes openness, flexibility and adaptability towards the changing events or experiences.
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