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Brookfield, Stephen

Works: 86 works in 459 publications in 3 languages and 17,082 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Interviews  Abstracts  Biography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Stephen Brookfield
Most widely held works by Stephen Brookfield
The skillful teacher : on technique, trust, and responsiveness in the classroom by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

49 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written for the thoughtful professional, The Skillful Teacher Is a hands-on survival manual for restoring confidence, effectiveness, and vigor to the critical practice of teaching."--Jacket
Developing critical thinkers : challenging adults to explore alternative ways of thinking and acting by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 2,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning book offers a practical, straightforward guide to helping adults develop their critical thinking skills in four key arenas of adult life: in their personal relationships, in their workplaces, in their political involvements, and in their responses to the media
Discussion as a way of teaching : tools and techniques for democratic classrooms by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this guide to planning, conducting, and evaluating lively discussions, authors Stephen Brookfield and Stephen Preskill offer a variety of practical ideas, tools, and techniques for creating democratic classrooms. They suggest 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 the role of the teacher in discussion, they address the tensions and possibilities arising from ethnic, cultural, social class, and gender differences. Throughout the book, the authors emphasize how discussion fosters democratic participation and enhances learning."--Jacket
Becoming a critically reflective teacher by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on the insights of his highly acclaimed earlier work, The Skillful Teacher, Stephen D. Brookfield offers a very personal and accessible guide to how faculty at any level and across all disciplines can improve their teaching. Applying the principles of adult learning, Brookfield thoughtfully guides teachers through the processes of becoming critically reflective about teaching, confronting the contradictions involved in creating democratic classrooms, and using critical reflection as a tool for continuous personal and professional development
Understanding and facilitating adult learning : a comprehensive analysis of principles and effective practices by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

44 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Those engaged in helping adults learn in a variety of settings - colleges, universities, vocational training, business and industry, professional education, community action, literacy education, or in informal learning networks - know that facilitating learning is often not a wholly fulfilling and bountiful experience in self-realization. A major purpose of this book, then, is to examine critically the notion that facilitating learning is a smoothly flowing voyage along a storm-free river of increasing self-actualization, from which are excluded elements of conflict, anxiety, self-doubt, or challenge. Through numerous case studies of practice the joys, complexities, and difficulties of facilitating learning in a range of settings are explored."--Jacket
Teaching for critical thinking : tools and techniques to help students question their assumptions by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Teaching for Critical Thinking, Stephen Brookfield builds on his last three decades of experience running workshops and teaching courses on critical thinking to explore how student learn to think this way, and what teachers can do the help students develop this capacity. He outlines a basic protocol of critical thinking as a learning process that focuses on uncovering and checking assumptions, exploring alternative perspectives, and taking informed actions as a result. Written to address the broad range of disciplines, this book fosters a shared understanding of critical thinking and helps to various constituencies adapt general principles to specific disciplinary contexts"--
The discussion book : 50 great ways to get people talking by Stephen Brookfield( )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do you need a resource that you can pull out of your pocket to liven up meetings, trainings, professional development, and teaching? The fifty easily applied techniques in this timely manual spur creativity, stimulate energy, keep groups focused, and increase participation. Whether you're teaching classes, facilitating employee training, leading organizational or community meetings, furthering staff and professional development, guiding town halls, or working with congregations, The Discussion Book is your go-to guide for improving any group process. Each of the concrete techniques and exercises is clearly described with guidance on selection and implementation, as well as advice on which pitfalls to avoid. All of the techniques: offer new ways to engage people and energize groups; get employees, students, colleagues, constituents, and community members to participate more fully in deliberative decision-making; encourage creativity and openness to new perspectives; increase collaboration and build cohesive teams; keep groups focused on important topics and hard-to-address issues. Derived from the authors' decades of experience using these exercises with schools, colleges, corporations, the military, social movements, health care organizations, prisons, unions, non-profits, and elsewhere, The Discussion Book will help you guide discussions that matter"--Publisher's website
Engaging imagination : helping students become creative and reflective thinkers by Alison James( )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How to nurture creativity in tomorrow's innovators--today's college students. When asked what they want colleges to emphasize most, employers didn't put science, computing, math, or business management first. According to AAC&U's 2013 employer survey, 95% of employers give hiring preference to college graduates with skills that will enable them to contribute to innovation in the workplace. In Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers, two leading educators help college instructors across disciplines engage students in nurturing creativity and innovation for success beyond the classroom. Alison James, an expert in creative arts education, and Stephen D. Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor of Education, outline how creative exploration can extend students' reflective capabilities in a purposeful way, help them understand their own potential and learning more clearly, and imbue students with the freedom to generate and explore new questions. This book: shows why building creative skills pays dividends in the classroom and in students' professional lives long after graduation; offers research-based, classroom-tested approaches to cultivating creativity and innovation in the college setting; provides practical tools for incorporating "play" into the college curriculum; draws on recent advances in the corporate sector where creative approaches have been adopted to reinvigorate thinking and problem-solving processes; and includes examples from a variety of disciplines and settings. Engaging Imagination is for college and university faculty who need to prepare students for the real challenges of tomorrow's workplace"--
Powerful techniques for teaching adults by Stephen Brookfield( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the enduring realities teachers of adults face is negotiating the power dynamics of their classrooms. Teachers have positional power and authority but can feel powerless in the face of student resistance or noncompliance. How can teachers create classrooms that empower learners? When is a teacher's power used responsibly, and when is it abused? How can teachers ensure that power inequalities that exist outside the classroom are not automatically reproduced inside them? These are some of the questions Stephen Brookfield explores in his new book. In this practical manual, full of tested exercises, methods, and activities, Brookfield explains how teaching critical thinking, using discussion, and fostering self-directed learning can create the conditions for student empowerment and how teachers can democratize their classrooms. He reveals why adults often resist teaching that encourages them to challenge dominant power and describes how teachers can set a tone to help students push back against ideological manipulation. Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults explores the connections between emotion, intuition, and power and reviews different ways for instructors to survive the emotional demands of powerful teaching
The power of critical theory : liberating adult learning and teaching by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Power of Critical Theory 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 including learning to challenge ideology, contest hegemony, unmask power, overcome alienation, learn liberation, reclaim reason, and practice democracy." "The Power of Critical Theory examines the work of such noted theorists as Adorno, Horkheimer, Foucault, Althusser, Gramsci, Fromm, Marcuse, and Habermas. Brookfield guides readers through key concepts and explains which theorist is most closely identified with each concept."--Jacket
Adult learners, adult education, and the community by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adults are continually learning outside of conventional education frameworks, acquiring new skills and knowledge in a range of community settings. Stephen Brookfield explores the extent and quality of this informal independent learning and the ways in which adult educators can work with independent adult learners to support and enhance their learning
Self-directed learning : from theory to practice by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning as a way of leading : lessons from the struggle for social justice by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a systematic look at the connections between learning and leading and the use of learning to inspire and organize for change. It explores two interrelated dimensions of learning leadership: the ways leaders themselves learn about leadership practice, and the way leaders foster the learning of those they work with. The book focuses on a number of important leadership activities and adopts a case study approach to illuminate how leaders themselves learn, how they impart knowledge to others, and how they support others in becoming more effective and enduring learners."--Jacket
Radicalizing learning : adult education for a just world by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed as an alternative introduction to the field, covering the traditional topics of adult learning, adult development, program planning, training, teaching, and research
Training educators of adults : the theory and practice of graduate adult education by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of critical theory for adult learning and teaching by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning democracy : Eduard Lindeman on adult education and social change by Eduard Lindeman( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion as a way of teaching : tools and techniques for university teachers by Stephen Brookfield( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written for all university and college teachers interested in experimenting with discussion methods in their classrooms ... [includes] usable suggestions on: How to prepare students and teachers to participate in discussion; How to get discussions started; How to keep discussions going; How to ensure that teachers' and students' voices are kept in some sort of balance"--Back cover
Teaching reflectively in theological contexts : promises and contradictions( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching Reflectively in Theological Contexts explores the dynamics, principles, contradictions and tensions of teaching within theological contexts. It offers practical suggestions on modeling pastoral leadership, building trust with learners, negotiating the dynamics of team-teaching, questioning received truth, teaching through discussions, working with diversities, and building a culture of reflective teaching. (Publisher)
Becoming critical thinkers : learning to recognize assumptions that shape ideas and actions by Stephen Brookfield( Recording )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based in part on his book, Developing critical thinkers, Brookfield demonstrates here how critical thinking informs all judgements, decisions and actions. Through interviews and exercises he questions the validity of underlying assumptions that shape our ideas and habitual modes of thinking. His suggestions include ways to develop instructionally effective environments for adults which foster critical thinking, leading to greater efficacy in all aspects of life, work and relationships
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Developing critical thinkers : challenging adults to explore alternative ways of thinking and acting
Developing critical thinkers : challenging adults to explore alternative ways of thinking and actingDiscussion as a way of teaching : tools and techniques for democratic classroomsBecoming a critically reflective teacherUnderstanding and facilitating adult learning : a comprehensive analysis of principles and effective practicesThe power of critical theory : liberating adult learning and teachingAdult learners, adult education, and the communityLearning as a way of leading : lessons from the struggle for social justiceRadicalizing learning : adult education for a just world
Alternative Names
Brookfield, S. D

Brookfield, S. D. 1949-

Brookfield, S. D. (Stephen D.), 1949-

Brookfield, Stephan D. 1949-

Brookfield, Stephen D.

Brookfield, Stephen D. 1949-

Stephen Brookfield British academic

ستيفن. د. بروكفيلد، 1949-

브룩필드, S. D

브룩필드, 스테판 D

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