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Learning from Our Lives: Using Educational Biographies with Adults (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education)

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Publisher Comments:

"This book is refreshingly personal and studded with insightful case study examples. It is a timely and major contribution to the literature of adult education."

--Jack Mezirow, professor emeritus, Adult and Continuing Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

"A brilliant tribute to the value of teachers intentionally guiding students to sharpen what I believe Howard Gardner has named intrapersonal intelligence."

--Margaret Holt, assistant professor, University of Georgia, Athens

"A valuable contribution to the growing dialogue centering around narrative approaches to education, autobiographical learning, and ways in which autobiographical activities stimulate personal growth and transformative learning."

--Marsha Rossiter, associate director, Division of Continuing Education and Extension, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

This is the first professional guide to using educational biography with adult learners. It offers engaging anecdotes and narratives, insightful interpretations and analyses, and numerous examples of different biographical approaches. Written for practitioners who conduct adult educational programs in formal or informal settings, this book can help teachers, trainers, career counselors, and human resource professionals to empower learners in assuming greater responsibility for their education and development. Pierre Dominice draws valuable lessons from his work with educational biography to describe the multiple ways in which adults think and learn. His explorations help educators to stay focused on learning and not just teaching.

Book News Annotation:

Educational biography is a new approach to helping adult learners understand what they already know, how and why they learned in the past, and what motivates them to pursue new educational opportunities. This guide to using the approach offers anecdotes and narratives, interpretations and analyses, and examples of different biographical approaches. Of interest to teachers, trainers, career counselors, human resource professionals, and others who conduct adult educational programs in formal and informal settings. The author teaches adult education at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This timely guide addresses the daunting challenge of meeting the increasing demand for mental health counseling services with limited resources. An invaluable resource for counselors and administrators presenting the most current practices, models, and approaches for addressing the mental health needs of today's university students. In straightforward and clear language, James Archer Jr. and Stewart Cooper demonstrate how to organize, implement, and manage effective counseling, prevention, and development services on four year college campuses.

Counseling and Mental Health Services on Campus explains how the efficient and effective models of brief therapy and group counseling are especially well-suited to the college environment and demonstrates how university programs can expand counseling services through the creative use of paraprofessionals, faculty, and staff, professional volunteers, and part-time staff. Archer and Cooper offer practical counseling approaches that will meet the needs of students with specific problems, such as substance abuse and eating disorders, as well as students with developmental concerns. The authors also suggest useful techniques and strategies for working with a variety of populations such as women, minority groups, gay, lesbian, and bisexual students, and adult learners. An innovative new approach is described which the authors call the initiator-catalyst approach and the book's illustrative examples demonstrate the application and effectiveness of this important new model.

Synopsis:

Educational biography is a promising new approach to helping adult learners understand what they already know, how and why they learned in the past, and what motivates them to pursue new educational opportunities. Through the process of talking in groups and writing their histories, participants can not only reflect on their learning experiences, but enhance their critical thinking, collaborate in their own educational journeys, and build their awareness of such situational influences as family, work, and community.

Learning from Our Lives is the first professional guide to using educational biography with adult learners. It offers engaging anecdotes and narratives, insightful interpretations and analyses, and numerous examples of different biographical approaches. Written for practitioners who conduct adult educational programs in formal or informal settings, this book can help teachers, trainers, career counselors, and human resource professionals to empower learners in assuming greater responsibility for their education and development. Author Pierre Dominic? draws valuable lessons from his work with educational biography to describe the multiple ways in which adults think and learn. His explorations help educators to stay focused on learning and not just teaching.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-199) and index.

About the Author

PIERRE DOMINICE is professor of adult education at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He is also president of the International Association of Life History Applied to Adult Education (ASIHUIF) and a member of the steering committee of the European Society for Research in the Education of Adults (ESREA).

Table of Contents

Learning as an Active Search for Meaning.

Understanding Biographical Approaches to Learning.

From Life History to Educational Biography.

How Adults Educate Themselves.

Exploring Adults' Ways of Thinking.

Learners' Needs, Motivations, and Dreams.

Helping Learners Put Words to Their Lives.

Giving Evaluation Another Meaning.

Conclusion: Creating Conditions for Successful Learning in Adult Life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787910310
Author:
Dominice, Pierre
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Author:
Cooper, Stewart
Author:
James Archer, Jr.
Author:
Archer, James
Author:
Dominice
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Adult & Continuing Education
Subject:
Adult education
Subject:
Adult learning
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Education -- Biographical methods.
Subject:
Education-Adult Education
Subject:
Counseling
Subject:
Student Affairs & Development (Higher Education)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
The Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series
Series Volume:
no. 20
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.26x6.32x.82 in. .96 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This timely guide addresses the daunting challenge of meeting the increasing demand for mental health counseling services with limited resources. An invaluable resource for counselors and administrators presenting the most current practices, models, and approaches for addressing the mental health needs of today's university students. In straightforward and clear language, James Archer Jr. and Stewart Cooper demonstrate how to organize, implement, and manage effective counseling, prevention, and development services on four year college campuses.

Counseling and Mental Health Services on Campus explains how the efficient and effective models of brief therapy and group counseling are especially well-suited to the college environment and demonstrates how university programs can expand counseling services through the creative use of paraprofessionals, faculty, and staff, professional volunteers, and part-time staff. Archer and Cooper offer practical counseling approaches that will meet the needs of students with specific problems, such as substance abuse and eating disorders, as well as students with developmental concerns. The authors also suggest useful techniques and strategies for working with a variety of populations such as women, minority groups, gay, lesbian, and bisexual students, and adult learners. An innovative new approach is described which the authors call the initiator-catalyst approach and the book's illustrative examples demonstrate the application and effectiveness of this important new model.

"Synopsis" by , Educational biography is a promising new approach to helping adult learners understand what they already know, how and why they learned in the past, and what motivates them to pursue new educational opportunities. Through the process of talking in groups and writing their histories, participants can not only reflect on their learning experiences, but enhance their critical thinking, collaborate in their own educational journeys, and build their awareness of such situational influences as family, work, and community.

Learning from Our Lives is the first professional guide to using educational biography with adult learners. It offers engaging anecdotes and narratives, insightful interpretations and analyses, and numerous examples of different biographical approaches. Written for practitioners who conduct adult educational programs in formal or informal settings, this book can help teachers, trainers, career counselors, and human resource professionals to empower learners in assuming greater responsibility for their education and development. Author Pierre Dominic? draws valuable lessons from his work with educational biography to describe the multiple ways in which adults think and learn. His explorations help educators to stay focused on learning and not just teaching.

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