Franklin

Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults.

Author/Creator:
Brookfield, Stephen D.
Publication:
Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2013.
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1 online resource (295 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Adult learning.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Brookfield, Stephen D. Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults
ISBN:
9781118415702
9781118017005
OCLC:
829459953