Professional Development as Transformative Learning: New Perspectives for Teachers of Adults

Professional Development as Transformative Learning: New Perspectives for Teachers of Adults

by Patricia Cranton, Cranton
     
 

"This creative and pioneering book adapts and extAnds the transformation theory of adult learning to the professional development of adult educators. Well written and easy to read, with many examples, this volume is highly recommended." —Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor of adult education, Teachers College, Columbia University This book draws on recent

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"This creative and pioneering book adapts and extAnds the transformation theory of adult learning to the professional development of adult educators. Well written and easy to read, with many examples, this volume is highly recommended." —Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor of adult education, Teachers College, Columbia University This book draws on recent scholarship in adult education to provide practical ideas for adult educators on how to stimulate and support their own development as educators—and better understand the process of professional development as adult learning. Building on the work of Mezirow, Brookfield, and other contemporary theorists, Patricia Cranton creates a practical approach to educator development, offering strategies that are self-directed, reflective, and transformative.

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"Although adult educators focus a great deal of attention on adult learners, these same educators pay little attention to their own learning. If educators ignore their personal experiences as learners, they miss a valuable opportunity to develop an empathetic appreciation of what their students are experiencing. Patricia Cranton shows us how teachers and facilitators can and must be understood as adults engaged in transformative learning. By highlighting case studies of how individual educators learn about their practice she helps us rethink the way professional development is conceived and conducted." (Stephen Brookfield, distinguished professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787901974
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/15/1996
Series:
Higher and Adult Education Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.86(d)

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