The purpose of this paper is to suggest the ideal way of a learing group required in recent adult education, by the method of inquiring of the quality of human relationship in the learning group. Until recently, studies in adult education have tended to place their interests on the process to get scientific knowledge. On the other hand, the network theory has been already appeared in the field of adult education in recent years. The theory tends to consider important the quality of human relationship supporting 'self-reliance of individual', and it shares many parts of my opinion. Historically speaking, the study point in learning theory has been moved from the primitive group theory to the discussion in which stress is laid on the cognition of individual and, moreover, the network theory which integrates the both is, as a new model, being on research. Based on the above point-of-view, this paper tries to present the 'face-to-face network' as a required aspect of a learing group in recent adult education, by analysis and comparison of the theories by Kosaku MIYASAKA, Ikuyo KANEKO, and Kohei HANASAKI
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