Susan Neal My  Learning  Journal C Power  and  Voice in  Adult  Education
Susan Neal  My   Learning   Journal C  Power   and   Voice in   Adult   Education

 

My Learning Goals Now! Some of the goals for this semester together are: you will know yourself a little better, know your own truth, know how to build a relationship, know how to listen, and be able to think critically. Another goal is that you should understand this process well enough that you can build it into whatever you teach after you C leave us. We want you to not only strengthen your own voice, but also those of all you come in contact with while you are teaching. You will also learn about various, major learning theorists that have had the most influence on the development of adult education in this country.
My Learning Goals Now  Some of the goals for this semester together are  you will know yourself a little better, know your...
Module 1 Questions to guide my reflection and writing Questions Questions Questions Questions Questions Questions Questions Questions Questions Questions Questions Questions of context ask us to understand connections between our information and people’s lives. of purpose ask us to define our task. of information ask us to look at our sources as well as the quality of the information. of interpretation ask us to examine how we are giving meaning to our information. of assumption ask us to examine whatCwe are taking for granted. of implication ask us to follow out where our thinking is going. of point of view ask us to consider other relevant points of view. of relevance ask us to discriminate between what does and does not bear on a question. of accuracy ask us to test for truth and correctness. of precision ask us to give details and be specific. of consistency ask us to examine our thinking for contradictions. of logic ask us to how we are putting the whole of our thought together.
Module 1  Questions to guide my reflection and writing Questions Questions Questions Questions Questions Questions Questio...
Module 1 Results of Myers-Briggs Inventory My  results  were  ENFP  and  after  reviewing  the  description  that  followed,  I  found  many  things  that  accurately  described  me   such  as  the  desire  to  contribute  and  being  an  “idea”  and  “people”  person. There  were  also  not-­so-­positives  as  the   tendency  for  procrastination  and  distraction  and  the  tediousness  I  find  in  the  small  details. I  was  a  little  surprised  by  the   “high”  extrovert  result  at  this  point  in  my  life  as  I  am  in  the  least  extroverted  situation  opportunistically  now  in  terms  of working  from  home  combined  with  online  study  and  a  relatively  new  move. I  have  taken  several  of  these  types  of  personality  inventories  in  the  past  but  this  study  really  zeroed  in  on  certain  aspects of my  personality  in  more  detail  that  I  could  really  identify  with. For  example,  I  found  the  description  that  ENFPs  are  global   learners  where  “close  enough  is  satisfactory  to  the  ENFP,  which   Cmay  unnerve  more  precise  thinking  types”  to  be  eerily  on   target. Another  description  that  really  stood  out  to  me  is  that  I  do  have  a  tendency  to  have  strong  viewpoints  on  making  the   world  a  better  place  that  present  a  challenge  for  me  at  times  to  temper  down  when  discussing  with  friends  and  family,   especially  with  this  current  volatile  election. The  implications  for  my  coursework  are  many  from  my  typology. For  example,  in  the  Adult  Education  program,  it  explains   why  I  struggle  with  detail  such  as  documenting  references  in  the  many  APA  papers  required.   Or,   my  enjoyment  of  working   in  groups  where  there  is  more  interaction  and  opportunities  to  focus  on  working  with  my  specific  areas  of  strength  in  the   overall  project. In  my  teaching  experience,  I  found  that  although  I  can  be  “shy”  in  some  social  situations,  I  can  be  a  total   extrovert  when  my  mission  was  to  help  someone  learn.   For  professional  activities,  my  typology  also  influences  why  I  enjoy   designing  instruction  where  a  major  role  for  me  is  putting  forth  ideas  for  solutions  and  developing  creative  approaches  to   learning.
Module 1 Results of Myers-Briggs Inventory My   results   were   ENFP   and   after   reviewing   the   description   that...
Module 1 Personal Reflections for further learning on my Myers-Briggs Inventory - What  are  the  negative  implications  (as  well  as  positive)  of  my  recent  transition from  an extroverted  environment  to  my  current  situation?    What  is  the  best  way to  find  a  balance  for  my  extroverted  tendencies  and  present  environment  to   ensure  it  is  a  positive  experience?    Will  my  continual  efforts  at  building  relationships, joining  clubs,  and  getting  out  there…      be  enough   Cto  offset  the  changes  found  in  working  at  home? -­ How  do  I  better  recognize  the  need  to  adjust  my  ”close  enough”  attitude  as well  as  applying  techniques  when  dealing  with colleagues  that  require extensive  detail? -­ Although  I  have  improved  my  procrastination  tendencies  by  parceling  out   smaller  tasks  over  a  larger  period  of  time,  what  other  strategies  might  be  effective  to avoid  procrastination  and  the tediousness  I  find  with  the  small  details? -­ How  can  I  more  effectively  communicate  when  advocating  for  issues  that  I  deeply  care  about?
Module 1 Personal Reflections for further learning on my Myers-Briggs Inventory - What   are   the   negative   implicatio...
Susan Neal My  Learning  Journal C Power  and  Voice in  Adult  Education
Susan Neal  My   Learning   Journal C  Power   and   Voice in   Adult   Education

Module 1 Notable Classmate Reflections on Myers-Briggs Inventory Gino: I believe its important for all of us to recognize our bias/tendencies/preferences, myself included, because they let us know more likely than not how we will handle a given scenario. Learning takeaway: Ties back to the importance of recognizing and addressing your biases towards learners that have very different personalities than yours when developing learning opportunities. C Darlene: Many people in our world often mistake 'meekness' for 'weakness' -- when in actuality, people who are meek and humble are very strong. I heard a preacher say that "meekness is strength under control". Learning takeaway: Ties back to the importance of providing learning opportunities that enable the introverted to exercise the strength found within.
Module 1 Notable Classmate Reflections on Myers-Briggs Inventory Gino  I believe its important for all of us to recognize ...
Module 1 Notable Classmate Reflections on Myers-Briggs Inventory Alesia: I think it's very easy to assume someone doesn't care or isn't engaged when they are not constantly speaking up or are reserved, it's very important for us to recognize they may just process information differently. Learning takeaway: Ties back to the importance of recognizing and addressing differences between C personality barriers to learning and motivational issues. Heather: I will likely struggle working with a partner. (should I really be admitting that here?) I will have to be cognizant of my partner and make sure that I schedule time to check in. Learning takeaway: Emphasizes the importance of recognizing and addressing differences between partners and the importance of communication about these issues to develop a plan in advance.
Module 1 Notable Classmate Reflections on Myers-Briggs Inventory Alesia  I think it s very easy to assume someone doesn t ...
Module 1 Readings: Biographical  Learning The  Biographical  Learning  reading  supports  my  strong  desire  to  increase  my  understandings  in  the   powerful  areas  of  informal  and  situated  learning.   C What  can  be  done  to  speed  up  the  research  as  we  are  still  missing  a  systematically  elaborated  theory   of  biographical  and  situated  learning? If  people  construct  different  forms  of  learning  through  biographical  and  situated  learning  experiences,   then  how  can  a  facilitator  best  ascertain  the  learning  that  have  occurred  in  those  experiences  to  build   further  learning?  
Module 1 Readings  Biographical   Learning The   Biographical   Learning   reading   supports   my   strong   desire   to ...
Module 1 Readings: Death  to  the  Syllabus Death  to  the  syllabus  addresses  the  importance  of  the  connection  between  autonomy  and  the   motivation  to  learn.  T he  Death  to  the  Syllabus  reading  validates  the  importance  of  my  assuming  a   facilitator  role  in  the  learning  process  to  promote  motivation  for  the  learner. C Questions  for  thought  and  further  exploration: If  the  syllabus  represents  the  didactic  style  of  teaching,  how  should  the  representation  of  a  syllabus   appear  for  a  facilitator  role?   What  could  be  a satisfactory  replacement  (technology  inspired)  for  the  traditional  syllabus? It  is  important  that  it  still  have  learning  goals  and  some  form  of  structure  built  in  for  the  learner.
Module 1 Readings  Death   to   the   Syllabus Death   to   the   syllabus   addresses   the   importance   of   the   con...
Module 1 Readings: Power  in  Practice   Power  in  Practice  article  presents  that  adult  education  is  a  political  endeavor  that  have  previously  had   three  d ifferent  conceptions  o f  p olitics  in  the  field.  T he  p roblem  is  that  they  n eed  to  b e  linked   together  to  b etter  u nderstand  p ractice  in  adult  education.    In  order  to  realize  these  possibilities,   however,  we  need  to  focus  attention  at  the  heart  of  practice  to  understand  how  power  relations  in  the   C wider  society  are  being  enacted  in  the  specific  locations  of  adult  education.  “We  know  that  adult   education  has  a  role  in  the  distribution  not  only  of  knowledge  but  also  of  social,  cultural,  and  economic   power.  If  adult  education  did  not  have  these  material  effects,  no  one  would  care  very  much  about  it.”   Questions  for  thought  and  further  learning: I  need  to  gain  a  clearer  understanding  on  the  three  different  conceptions  (social,  cultural,  and   economic  power)  and  their  role  in  the  field  of  adult  education. How  do  we  best  unite  d  need  to  gain  a  better  understanding  these  conceptions  with  the  role  of   practice?
Module 1 Readings  Power   in   Practice    Power   in   Practice   article   presents   that   adult   education   is   a...
Module 1 Video: The  bell  hook’s  video  addresses  the  power  of  culture  to  influence,  as  well  as  inhibit,  the  important   attainment  of  critical  thinking  skills  in  order  to  transform  one’s  life  educationally.    Bell  addresses  the   necessity  of  Adult  Educators  recognition  of  prioritizing  the  development  of  those  skills  rather  than  basic   survival  skills.    She  then  outlines  the  power  of  utilizing  popular  culture  for  inspiring  students  to  develop   those  complex  skills  with  an  added  bonus  of  cautioning  that  there  are  repercussions  from  different   messages  that  effect  the  student’s  perception  of  their   C future.   Questions  for  thought  and  further  learning: What  role  has  the  media  played  in  the  lack  of  development  of  critical  thinking  skills  knowledge  for  the   public?    What  solutions  exist? How  can  we  recognize  and  overcome  the  damage  done  through    messages  that  negatively  influence students’  perception  of  their  future? How  do  we  balance  the  teaching  of  necessary  basic  survival  skills  with  teaching  critical  thinking  skills In  the  current  educational  environment?
Module 1 Video  The   bell   hook   s   video   addresses   the   power   of   culture   to   influence,   as   well   as ...
Module 1 Insightful Classmate Reflections on Readings Matt: Each one challenges us to find ways to break past limitations that are not always discernable, creating agents of change in oppressed populations in the process. Andrew:. I feel the biggest connections between the readings are the impact of the environment on learning as well as how ethics come in to play with political power. C Gino: The main connections between the readings that i noticed was the relationship that power and learning had between one another. Edie: Whether they be social, political, economical, institutional, or personal structures, it seems as if all learning is subject to some sort of structures (sometimes multiple simultaneously). The important take away from these readings is how to move forward within these structures.
Module 1 Insightful Classmate Reflections on Readings Matt  Each one challenges us to find ways to break past limitations ...
Module 1 Final Reflections on Module 1: I  focused  on  the  unknowns  presented  in  the  readings  and  I  do  believe  that  adult  education  is  in  its   infantile  stages  in  terms  of  our  understandings  of  its  politics  and  practice,  critical  thinking,  situated   learning,  informal  learning,  and  motivation.  However,  we’re  in  the  here  and  now  and  as  Edie  noted,   “the  important  take  away  from  these  readings  is  how  to  move  forward  within  these  structures.  I  like  the   way  that  Peter  Alheit (2009)  describes  our  limitations   C within  the  structures.  He  says  that  “none  of  us   have  all  conceivable  possibilities  open  to  us  but,  within  the  framework  or  a  restricted  modification   potential,  we  have  more  opportunities  than  we  will  ever  put  into  practice”  I  believe  the  key  is  to   recognizing  those  opportunities  is  to  push  forward  with  improving  our  understandings  of  what  we  do   know  about  politics  and  practice,  critical  thinking,  situated  learning,  informal  learning,  and  motivation   despite  the  limitations  that  the  unknowns  present.  In  these  areas,  my  learning  so  far  in  this  class  has   pointed  out  the  limited  understanding  I  do  have  about  the  political  nature  of  adult  education  and  the   importance  of  continued  exploration  of  existing  knowledge  to  improve  my  practice  as  well  as  to  give  to   others.  
Module 1 Final Reflections on Module 1  I   focused   on   the   unknowns   presented   in   the   readings   and   I   do...
Susan Neal My  Learning  Journal C Power  and  Voice in  Adult  Education
Susan Neal  My   Learning   Journal C  Power   and   Voice in   Adult   Education
Susan Neal My  Learning  Journal C Power  and  Voice in  Adult  Education
Susan Neal  My   Learning   Journal C  Power   and   Voice in   Adult   Education