Becoming a critically reflective teacher

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Jossey-Bass, 1995 - Business & Economics - 296 pages
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1996 Winner of the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education

"[Brookfield] gently demystifies critically reflective learning and teaching with dozens of practical examples from the classroom in different scholarly fields. Lucid, wise, jargon-free, personal and fluently written. Required reading for educators of adults everywhere and for all faculty development programs."
-- Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor of adult education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Building on the insights of his highly acclaimed earlier work, The Skillful Teacher, and applying the principles of adult learning, Brookfield thoughtfully guides teachers through the processes of becoming critically reflective about teaching, confronting the contradictions involved in creating democratic classrooms, and using critical reflection as a tool for ongoing personal and professional development.

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I started the book very positively, and enjoyed the conversational tone it was written. What I liked about the book was the anecdotal parts - I do learn by example, so those examples were much more ... Read full review

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I'm not sure I'm going to like this one, but I bet it's going to be good for me! I'm not accustomed to thinking of power dynamics or assumptions that may get in the way of my effectiveness as a ... Read full review

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Contents

What It Means to Be a Critically Reflective Teacher
1
Seeing Ourselves Through Our Students Eyes
92
Holding Critical Conversations About Teaching
140
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About the author (1995)

STEPHEN D. BROOKFIELD is Distinguished Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He has written widely on the topics of adult education, critical thinking, and teaching and has received numerous awards for his books, including the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education and the Imogene E. Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education.