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The skillful teacher : on technique, trust, and responsiveness in the classroom / Stephen D. Brookfield

Main Author Brookfield, Stephen D. Country Estados Unidos. Edition 1st ed Publication San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, cop. 1990 Description XXII, 233 p. ; 23 cm Series The Jossey-Bass higer education series ISBN 0-7879-5605-8 CDU 378.14
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Now in Paperback! "Insights and practical suggestions to college educators for whom teaching students is a major part of their professional responsibility.... [Brookfield] will become to the field of education what Peter Drucker has become to management: a scholar who educates and influences practitioners in the field through incisive and challenging writing."
-- Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education

"Readable, innovative, and perceptive. . . . The final chapters on the political realities and phenomenological truths of college teaching alone are worth the price of the book, especially for prospective, new, or veteran college, adult, or continuing education teachers."
-- Choice

Brookfield shows new and veteran teachers how to thrive on the unpredictability and diversity of classroom life. He draws from his own teaching experience and extensive research to identify critical areas in the teacher-learner relationship--such as building trust with students and overcoming resistance to learning.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Teaching: A Complex and Passionate Experience
  • 10 Giving Helpful Evaluations
  • 11 Overcoming Resistance to Learning
  • 12 Building Trust with Students
  • 13 Dealing with the Political Realities of Teaching
  • 14 Some Truths About Skillful Teaching
  • 2 Developing a Personal Vision of Teaching
  • 3 Teaching Responsively
  • 4 Understanding the Tensions and Emotions of Learning
  • 5 Adjusting Teaching to the Rhythms of Learning
  • 6 Lecturing Creatively
  • 7 Preparing for Discussion
  • 8 Facilitating Discussions
  • 9 Using Simulations and Role Playing

Author notes provided by Syndetics

STEPHEN D. BROOKFIELD is Distinguished Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to moving to Minnesota, he was professor in the department of higher and adult education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he is still adjunct professor. A three-time winner of the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education, he also serves as a consultant to the adult education doctoral program at National Louis University in Chicago.

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