Working With Experience

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  • Copyright: 1996-12-26
  • Publisher: Routledge

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While much is known about teaching and being taught, far less attention has been given to learning in context--in particular, to learning outside the classroom. Yet this is in fact where most learning takes place. One especially neglected area is the role which people, other than the learner, play in facilitating learning. This role is undertaken not only by teachers, trainers, parents and counsellors, but also by managers, supervisors, care-givers and friends. This book brings together the experiences of a number of practitioners who write from often strongly contrasting perspectives and come from a wide range of international backgrounds, including adult, higher and teacher education, community work, organisational development and psychotherapy. Each chapter is grounded not only in professional practice and in theory, but also in personal experience.

Table of Contents

Animating Learning from Experience
Synthesising Traditions and Identifying Themes in Learning from Experience
Helping People Learn What They Do: Breaking Dependence on Experts
Developing Socially Critical Educators
Sharing the Secrets of Perspectives: operating honestly in the classroom
Helping Whole People Learn
Making the Difference/Teaching the International
Using Life Experience to Teach Feminist Theory
Building on Experience: working with construction workers in Brazil
Community Empowerment: what Happens when a Community Decides to Do Things Differently
Animating Learning in Teams: a Gestalt approach
Writing and Power: influence and engagement in adult literacies
Feeling the Fear
Ending with Ourselves: reflections on animation and learning
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