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Brookfield, Stephen D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2015
This chapter considers how doctoral education, particularly in applied settings such as education, social work, counseling, and health care, could be reimagined if it was organized around the idea and process of critical reflection: of helping students to better understand how power operates in educational environments and how students' sense of…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Social Work
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Brookfield, Stephen D. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015
Instructors can incorporate social media and the immediacy and accessibility to information these offer in ways that support student learning, while simultaneously encouraging students to be critical of these same media systems and platforms.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Information Literacy
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Brookfield, Stephen D. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2014
Herbert Marcuse's concept of repressive tolerance argues that behind the justification of tolerance lies the possibility of ideological domination. Tolerance allows intolerable practices to go unchallenged and flattens discussion to assume all viewpoints have equal validity. When alternative, dissenting views are inserted into the curriculum…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Prosocial Behavior, Educational Practices, Ideology
Brookfield, Stephen D.; Holst, John D. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2010
This book offers new readings of the theory, politics, policy, and practice of radical adult education and learning where people's lives are understood as complex and interrelated matters. Brookfield and Holst's poetics and deeply human prose sound rebellious; the authors confront some of the main radical trends in the field of adult education…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Critical Theory, Transformative Learning, Adult Education
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Brookfield, Stephen D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2006
Teaching behaviors prized by students as evidence of responsiveness--particularly making full disclosure of our agendas and having our words and actions be consistent--often bring us up against the contradictions and realities of power.
Descriptors: Credibility, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Characteristics, Ethics
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Brookfield, Stephen D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
Teaching critical thinking in community college classrooms involves helping students overcome emotional barriers and question and critique commonly held assumptions.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, College Instruction, Community Colleges, College Students
Brookfield, Stephen D. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2004
This book is the author's attempt to put the "critical" back into critical thinking by emphasizing that it is an inherently political process. The book presents powerful arguments for the importance of critical theory in fostering the kind of learning that leads to a truly democratic society, and it explores a number of tasks for adult learners…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Adult Learning, Ideology, Democracy
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Brookfield, Stephen D.; Kalliath, Thomas; Laiken, Marilyn – Journal of Management Education, 2006
Stephen Brookfield has written and edited 10 books on adult learning, teaching, and critical thinking. He is a recipient of a number of awards, including the World Award for Literature in Adult Education (in 1986, 1989, 1996, and 2005), the Imogene Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education (in 1986), and the Leadership Award from the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Social Responsibility
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Brookfield, Stephen D. – Harvard Educational Review, 2003
Suggests that unproblematized Eurocentrism characterizes adult education; explores the works of Cornel West and Lucius Outlaw, who racialize adult education discourse. Considers implications of their perspectives on critical thinking and offers recommendations for challenging the myth of neutral nonimpositional adult education. (Contains 74…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Critical Theory, Critical Thinking, Discourse Analysis
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Brookfield, Stephen D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2003
Critically analyzes accelerated learning using concepts from Herbert Marcuse (rebellious subjectivity) and Erich Fromm (automaton conformity). Concludes that, by providing distance and separation, accelerated learning has more potential to stimulate critical autonomous thought. (SK)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Adult Education, Adult Students, Conformity
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Brookfield, Stephen D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2002
Explores the idea of critically reflective teaching in general, and in particular, teacher decision-making and classroom assessment. Asserts that in community college settings-the ultimate in diverse, open-entry, mixed-ability classrooms-critical reflection on core assumptions can ground teachers in a moral, intellectual, and political vision of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Critical Thinking, Educational Methods
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Brookfield, Stephen D. – About Campus, 1999
Author describes four significant themes that highlight adult students' descriptions of how they experience learning on campus. Three themes address the negative side of the experience (sense of impostorship, exclusion from the cultures that have previously defined them, and notion that college will turn their life around). The hopeful theme that…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, College Environment, College Programs
Brookfield, Stephen D.; Preskill, Stephen – 1999
This book offers a variety of practical ideas, tools, and techniques for creating democratic classrooms. It suggests exercises to get discussion started, strategies for maintaining its momentum, ways to elicit a diversity of views and voices, ideas for creative groupings and formats, and processes to encourage student participation. In exploring…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Diversity (Student)
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Brookfield, Stephen D.; Preskill, Stephen – College Teaching, 1999
Suggests five activities for the college classroom to stimulate discussion when students report results of small- group discussions to the class as a whole. The activities "newsprint dialogue," rotating small-group stations, "snowballing,""cocktail party," and "jigsaw" stress maximum student participation, interaction, and intellectual engagement.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Group Discussion, Higher Education
Brookfield, Stephen D. – 1990
Hands-on instruction and guidance is provided in this book designed to assist college teachers in handling the new array of difficulties found in today's classrooms. Illustrations are given of how to evaluate and resolve common problems. Chapter 1 emphasizes the chaotic unpredictability of teaching and the ways in which this activity is viscerally…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction
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