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 Dominicé 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.
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.