Developing Reflective Judgment

Author: Patricia M. King
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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How do students learn to reason and think about complex issues? This book fills a critical gap in our understanding of a long-neglected facet of the critical thinking process: reflective judgment. Drawing on extensive cross-sectional and longitudinal research, King and Kitchener detail the series of stages that lay the foundation for reflective thinking, and they trace the development of reflective judgment through adolescence and adulthood. The authors also describe the implications of the Reflective Judgment Model for working with students in the classroom and beyond--encouraging educators to think differently about interactions with their students and to create ways of more effectively promoting the ability to make reflective judgments.

An Integrative Approach to Leader Development

Author: David V. Day
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136675930
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This book is a beginning, a first step, in taking leader development in organizations beyond conventional wisdom toward a scientifically sound research-based set of principles and practices. The authors looked beyond their own academic disciplines to bring to bear accumulated wisdom from researchers who have developed well-established and accepted theoretical perspectives on adult development processes in general, then wove in the ideas that have emerged in more targeted research on adult education, development of cognitive skills, identity development, self-regulation, moral and ethical development, and related topics. The authors present an integrative theory that provides a coherent framework for describing an understanding how leader development takes place.

Handbook of Adult Development and Learning

Author: Carol Hoare
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019517190X
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The Intersection of Adult Development and Learning is the first handbook to explore the ways in which adult roles, functions, interests, motivations, and contexts lead to synchronous development and learning. The chapters in this volume, written by leaders in their respective areas, elaborate on topics that show the interplay between adult development and learning. As the chapter contributors ably demonstrate, it is now abundantly clear that adult learning and development reinforce each other.

Understanding How Students Develop

Author: Hannah Gascho Rempel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442279222
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Understanding How Students Develop is a one-stop source of practical advice for both librarians who are just beginning to work with students from elementary school through college, as well as helpful tips for seasoned library user services professionals, including school, reference, instruction, and outreach librarians. The book supplies a detailed roadmap for applying key development theories to daily interactions with students. Subjects covered include: Integrating development theories into practice Intellectual development theories Identity development theory Involvement theory Assessing the impact of using development theories Throughout the book sidebars highlight practical applications, important quotations from key texts, and case studies for consideration. After reading this book, librarians who work with a wide range of users will have a practical approach for incorporating development theories into their daily practice, making them more responsive to the varying needs of their users, and more understanding of what elements of their user services programs can be better tailored to meet students at a range of developmental stages.

Understanding and Applying Cognitive Development Theory

Author: Patrick G. Love
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118216660
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Creating learning environments and learning experiences for students is one of the primary purposes of student services. Student services professionals need to have a solid understanding of the cognitive development of college students in order to design activities that will enhance that development. This issue of New Directions for Student Services reviews five theories of the cognitive development of college students and explores the applications of those theories for student affairs practice. The theories shed light on gender-related patterns of knowing and reasoning; interpersonal, cultural, and emotional influences on cognitive development; and people's methods of approaching complex issues and defending what they believe. This is the 88th issue of the quarterly journals New Directions for Student Services.

The Reflective Practitioner in Professional Education

Author: L. Lawrence-Wilkes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137399597
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How important is it to be a reflective practitioner in education today? This book examines the reflective practitioner role and the scope of reflective activities in professional practice, revealing that critical thinking is rooted in a philosophical debate about notions of truth linked to differing learning approaches.

Rationality and the Reflective Mind

Author: Keith Stanovich
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195341140
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The author attempts to resolve the debate about how much irrationality to ascribe to human cognition. He shows how the insights of dual-process theory and evolutionary psychology can be combined to explain why humans are sometimes irrational even though they possess cognitive machinery of remarkable adaptiveness.

Personal Epistemology

Author: Barbara K. Hofer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0805852352
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This book provides an overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of personal epistemology from a psychological and educational perspective. It addresses a real need for graduate students, researchers and educational practitioners.

Critical Incidents in Teaching Classic Edition

Author: David Tripp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136623868
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What are the ‘instincts’ of a good teacher? Can they be taught? Good teachers use good techniques and routines, but techniques and routines alone do not produce good teaching. The real art of teaching lies in teachers' professional judgement because in teaching there is seldom one "right answer". This combination of experience, flexibility, informed opinion and constant self-monitoring is not easy to acquire, but in this re-released classic edition of Critical Incidents in Teaching – in print since 1993 and which includes a new introduction from the author - David Tripp shows how teachers can draw on their own classroom experience to develop it. In this practical and unique guide, the author offers a range of strategies for approaching critical incidents and gives advice on how to develop a critical incident file. Illustrated with numerous classroom examples for discussion and reflection, Critical Incidents in Teaching is for everyone concerned with the development of professionalism in teaching. Although aimed at teachers who want to improve their own practice and pass on their expertise to others, it is also part of David’s long term agenda to improve the public status of teaching and to encourage more inductive research in education; he sees classrooms as situations to be explained rather than as places in which to apply theories developed in other disciplines.

Parenting for the Genius

Author: Amy Alamar
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781941050101
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Parenting for the GENIUS is for parents who would rather spend time with their families than read this book. It offers a no-nonsense approach to parenting that presents values you can proudly parent and live by in an accessible and enjoyable way. Parenting for the GENIUS is a guide for parents of children of all ages. It's a how-to book that supports parents in creating clear and realistic strategies based on reflective practice. As a resource, Parenting for the GENIUS is full of usable strategies for a host of situations that are discussed with honesty, complexity, and care-in the comforting style of discussing difficult problems with a good friend. Amy Alamar delivers her wisdom and expertise through insightful, familiar, and charming examples. The anecdotes and practical advice come together to illustrate the importance of reflecting on your parenting practice to inform your future decisions. Parenting for the Genius is a comprehensive source for parents that discusses: Helping your child develop an authentic identity Developing character in your kids by addressing who your child is and who your child will be Promoting independence by focusing on opportunities to let your child go and encouraging and honoring that independence Nurturing well-being and healthy choices for your child, including ways to increase your family's health and wellness both in mind and body Exploring how parents relate to their community and ways to support their children's entry into that community Helping your child build, enjoy, and benefit from the people and institutions around your family Additionally, Parenting for the GENIUS provides day-to-day practical advice in areas such as: Thinking big picture, even when invested in the small stuff Finding clarity in anger, frustration, or disappointment Creating a space for yourself and identifying when you need that space Negotiating with control and supporting your child's confidence Encouraging your child's healthy choices Focusing on learning and not performance Parenting for the GENIUS is from a fellow parent-in the trenches with you-offering sound and productive advice based on research, professional experience, and personal practice. This is advice you can start using in the moment that is designed to help you make parenting decisions with confidence. Like Thomas Edison's definition of genius, the best parenting is 99 percent perspiration (i.e., a lot of hard work). You cannot master the art of parenting until you've done it, and it's really never over. Every day that you parent your child (no matter how many you've had or will have) will be different. You've never before parented this particular child through this particular age. It's literally all new every day. Benefit from your newfound reflective practice to learn from your own experiences to continually improve and feel good about your parenting and your family.