This book is designed as a practical resource that reviews some of the most helpful approaches and exercises that teachers use when working with adult learners. Written in an accessible style, with numerous examples of practical applications scattered throughout the text, the book does not assume any prior experience with adult learning theory or adult educational history and philosophy on the reader's part. The book invites the reader into a conversation about some of the major challenges and problems involved in teaching adults, a conversation which draws on the author's long history of working with adult learners to describe how to understand and respond to these same challenges and problems.
Intro Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults Contents Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1 The Essence of Powerful Teaching The Omnipresence of Power How Do Adult Teachers Think About Power? A Note on Sovereign and Disciplinary Power What Does It Mean to Teach? What Makes Teaching Adults Distinctive? So What Is a Powerful Technique? It Takes Account of Power Dynamics It Supports Learners' Claiming Empowerment It Illuminates How Power Works It Renders Teacher Power Transparent and Open to Critique Naming and Clarifying Teacher Power Summary 2 Teaching for Critical Thinking Beginning with Modeling Speaking in Tongues Assumptions Inventory Point-Counterpoint Structured Devil's Advocacy Ending Lectures and Discussions with Questions So What Do You Think, Teacher? Scenario Analysis Scenario Analysis Exercise-The Anti-Racist Ground Rule Critical Conversation Protocol 1. The Storyteller Tells the Tale (10 minutes) 2. The Detectives Ask Questions About the Event (10 minutes) 3. The Detectives' Report the Assumptions They Hear in the Storyteller's Descriptions (10 minutes) 4. The Detectives Give Alternative Interpretations of the Events Described (10 minutes) 5. Participants Do An Experiential Audit (10 minutes) Summary 3 Using Discussion Methods The Power-full Reality of Discussion An Example of Teacher Power in Action: The Unwitting Diktat Developing Bottom-Up Ground Rules Participation Grading Rubric Circle of Voices Circular Response Conversational Roles Conversational Moves Quotes to Affirm and Challenge Hatful of Quotes Snowballing Chalk Talk The Appreciative Pause Summary 4 Fostering Self-Directed Learning What is Self-Directed Learning? Personal Illustrations. How Self-Directed Learning Relates to Power Five Caveats Self Direction as Controlling Counterfeit Self-Direction Questioning the Self Self-Direction for Disempowerment Mixing Self- and External Direction Fostering Self-Directed Learning Building Self-Confidence Understanding Your Own Instinctive Preferences and Habits Developing Informational Literacy Designing Learning Projects Summary 5 Democratizing the Classroom Defining Democracy Adult Education and Democracy What Is a Democratic Classroom? Multiple Voices and Perspectives Decision-Making Processes Incorporating Unfamiliar Perspectives Teacher Power Democratizing Adult Classrooms A World Divided into Thirds Student Governance The Critical Incident Questionnaire Chalk Talk Newsprint Dialog The Three-Person Rule Structured Silence Nominating Questions Who's the Expert? Summary 6 Teaching About Power Why Do We Resist Learning About Dominant Power? What Teaching Practices Explore Power? The Power Students Hold Setting the Tone An Icebreaker: Power Calisthenics An Alternative Way of Introducing Learners: The Power Bus Getting Students to Decide on the Use of Power Using Story and Personal Narrative Three Pedagogic Uses for Story Considerations for Modeling Storytelling About Power Identifying Generalizable Elements in the Story The Story Should Contain Some Element of Hope Trawling for Hope Summary 7 Teaching Using the Creative Arts The Aesthetic Dimension Beginning with Intuition Intuitive Critical Incidents Word or Image Association Collage Found Poetry as Collage Cultural Collage Quilts of Power Drawing and Collaging Discussion Metaphorical and Analogical Collages Incorporating Theater Forum Theater Image Theater. Invisible Theater and Culture Jamming Games and Simulations Daily Power Simulations Summary 8 Negotiating the Emotions of Powerful Teaching Emotion and Power Surviving the Emotional Demands of Powerful Teaching Recognizing What's Emotionally Important How to Gain Recognition of Our Work Monitoring Your Anticipatory Anxiety Cultivating Empathic Detachment Managing Epistemological Confusion Keeping Going-Nourishing Your Soul Summary References Index.
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Print version: Brookfield, Stephen D. Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults