The Handbook of Transformative Learning

Author: Edward W. Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470590726
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Handbook of Transformative Learning?provides a comprehensive and critical review of more than three decades of theory development, research, and practice in Transformative Learning (TL).?It will help adult educators understand what transformative learning is, distinguish it from other forms of learning, and foster it in their practice. The book covers five broad areas: historical, theoretical, practical, research, and future perspective. It is ? comprehensive, interdisciplinary, critical, reflective, and accessible to a wide audience of interested scholars, students, and practitioners. Co-edited by leading experts in the field with an advisory group of prominent authorities, this handbook is the leading resource for the field.

Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning

Author: Patricia Cranton
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 162036414X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The third edition of Patricia Cranton’s Understanding and Promoting Transformative Learning brings a wealth of new insight from the tremendous growth in the field during the decade since the previous edition. As in the previous editions, the book helps adult educators understand what transformative learning is, distinguish it from other forms of learning, and foster it in their practice. The first part of the book is dedicated to clarifying transformative learning theory and relating it to other theoretical frameworks. The author examines transformative learning from the learner’s perspective, and discusses individual differences in how learners go through the process. In the second half of the book, the focus is squarely on strategies for promoting transformative learning in a wide variety of adult and higher education contexts. Practitioners will be able to take ideas from the text and apply them directly in their teaching. Since 1975, transformative learning has become a core theoretical perspective in adult and higher education, and research has proliferated. In the past decade, adult education and especially transformative learning grew into a noticeably larger field. The numbers of undergraduate and graduate programs in adult education have increased and continue to increase as more and more individuals are seeking the expertise, skills, and training necessary to work with adult learners in higher education, business, industry, government, health professions, non-profit organizations, and community development. In addition, the number of programs in higher education (both undergraduate and graduate) that include courses in transformative learning has grown dramatically. These academic audiences use the book to further their understanding of transformative learning theory and practice. Drawing on the latest research as well as the author’s own teaching experience in both online and face-to-face courses, this new edition will be a vital resource for members of the transformative learning community, as well as those encountering the topic for the first time.

Stories of Transformative Learning

Author: Michael Kroth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462097917
Format: PDF
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"Stories of Transformative Learning is intended to encourage people to explore the potential for transformative learning in their lives, practices, and communities. This book illustrates the transformative learning process through ten stories of individuals from both inside and outside of the classroom. Adult educators and adult learners will find the book to be personally insightful and professionally useful. There have been many accounts of transformative learning experiences, but it is not often that we have the opportunity to hear first-hand personal stories of transformative learning. Here, ten stories are told directly by the people who experienced them, with additional commentary from the authors. These stories are intended to resonate with readers and to inspire people to create the conditions where transformative learning can occur in their lives and professional practice. Storytelling is one way in which both educators and learners can understand the process of transformative learning. Telling stories, reading others’ stories, and contemplating our own stories all help us to become aware of alternative perspectives, a process that is at the heart of critical reflection and critical self-reflection, which is, in turn, central to transformative learning. We hope to increase readers’ sense of agency and more self-directed, self-fulfilling lives. By demonstrating how others have examined and reconsidered otherwise hidden assumptions that constrained the quality and potential of their lives, we show readers how they may do the same."

Basisbildung aktuell Verbindlichkeiten Abgrenzungen Gemeinsamkeiten

Author: Julia Schindler
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3746026520
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Was ist Basisbildung? Eine Ein- und Abgrenzung von Basisbildung wäre sowohl für die berufliche Identität der Lehrenden als auch für die Wahrung der Qualität der Angebote wichtig. Andererseits stehen in der Basisbildung die individuellen Lernbedürfnisse der TeilnehmerInnen im Vordergrund, denen eine enge und starre Definition von Basisbildung nicht Rechnung tragen kann. Die vorliegende Ausgabe des "Magazin erwachsenenbildung.at" versammelt vor diesem Spannungsbogen aktuelle Positionen zu Basisbildung. Die einzelnen Beiträge leisten eine kritische Diskussion unterschiedlicher Konzepte von Basisbildung und der Bilder über die Lernenden, die diesen Konzepten zugrunde liegen. Sie setzen sich auch mit den BasisbildnerInnen auseinander - wie sie mit eigenen Werten umgehen und mit ihren oftmals prekären Arbeitsbedingungen. Und sie ziehen ein Zwischenresümee über das seit 2012 bestehende Förderprogramm für Basisbildung, die "Initiative Erwachsenenbildung" (IEB). Anschauliche Beiträge aus der Praxis von BasisbildnerInnen zeigen auf, wie Basisbildungskurse konkret gestaltet werden können und wie - entgegen dem vorherrschenden Deutsch-Lern-Imperativ -Mehrsprachigkeit als Ressource in der Basisbildung nutzbar gemacht werden kann.

The Handbook of the Evolving Research of Transformative Learning Based on the Learning Activities Survey

Author: Kathleen P. King
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607520869
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Based on Dr. Kathleen P. King's groundbreaking research in this field, where she used a mixed methodology research approach to study transformative learning, this book provides a model of research, firsthand perspective of how research design develops, and assistance in conducting further research in this area.

Transformative Learning Meets Bildung

Author: Anna Laros
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463007970
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This edited volume sets the groundwork for a dialogue between transformative learning and continental theories of Bildung in adulthood. Both theoretical frameworks bring meaning to the complex learning process of individuals as they develop a more critical worldview. In this volume, a variety of authors from different countries and theoretical backgrounds offer new understandings about Bildung and transformative learning through discussion of theoretical analyses, educational practices, and empirical research. As a result, readers gain greater insight into these theories and related implications for teaching for change. From the various chapters an exciting relationship between both theories begins to emerge and provides impetus for greater discussion and further research about two important theories of change in the field of adult education. /div

Weiterbildung

Author: Peter Faulstich
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3486599259
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Weiterbildung ist inzwischen ein bedeutender, wachsender und anscheinend selbstverständlicher Lernbereich. Das Werk liefert eine theoretische Grundlegung "lebenslangen Lernens".

Handbook of Human Resource Development

Author: Neal F. Chalofsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118839897
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Human Resource Development Relies Upon a Strong Educational Foundation In the Handbook of Human Resource Development, Neal Chalofsky, Tonette Rocco, and Michael Lane Morris have compiled a collection of chapters sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development to address the fundamental concepts and issues that HR professionals face daily. The chapters are written and supported by professionals who offer a wide range of experience and who represent the industry from varying international and demographic perspectives. Topics addressed form a comprehensive view of the HRD field and answer a number of key questions. Nationally and internationally, how does HRD stand with regard to academic study and research? What is its place in the professional world? What are the philosophies, values, and critical perspectives driving HRD forward? What theories, research initiatives, and other ideas are required to understand HRD and function successfully within this field? As the industry grows, what are the challenges and important issues that professionals expect to face? What hot topics are occupying these professionals now? The Handbook’s insight and guidelines allows students and HR professionals to build a fundamental understanding of HRD as an industry, as a field of research, and for future professional success.

The Skillful Teacher

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119019869
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Energize your classrooms with these key techniques for collegeteaching Students say the best teachers get them excited about learning,stretch their thinking, and keep them actively involved in class.But with increasingly diverse classrooms and constantly changingtechnology, each semester throws up new challenges for engagingstudents. Discover how to keep your teaching, and your students, energizedwith The Skillful Teacher, a practical guide to effectivetechniques, approaches, and methods for today's college classrooms.Providing insights, reflections, and advice from his four decadesof college teaching, Stephen Brookfield now adapts his successfulmethods to teaching online, working with diverse studentpopulations, and making classrooms truly inclusive. As well asbeing completely revised, updated, and rewritten, this edition addssix brand new chapters on: Teaching critical thinking Using play and creativity in the classroom Teaching in teams Helping students take responsibility for learning Teaching about racism Exercising teacher power responsibly Readers will delve into what learning feels like from astudent's perspective, as well as absorb the wisdom of veterancollege faculty with whom the author has worked. Themes from thebestselling previous editions remain, but are revisited andexpanded with the perspective of an additional decade in theclassroom. This authoritative guide is now even more comprehensiveto better serve teachers looking to improve. Whether you are new tothe classroom or are looking to rise to new challenges, TheSkillful Teacher will provide answers, expand your repertoireof techniques, and invigorate your teaching and yourclassrooms.