Archive of Knowledge Building

“We tried that, but…”

on November 7th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

I recently served as a process observer during a discussion about how to best support the central office leadership of a local school district as they planned school improvement efforts. The individuals who offered support to the district leaders commented on how frequently they heard these school leaders say, “We…

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How Adults Learn: What Do Reformers Need to Know?

on August 4th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

The West Wind Education Policy web site describes our work in the area of knowledge building and professional development as being based on theories of andragogy–or adult learning. The study of adult learning theory and experience in designing and supporting professional development for educators has taught us a lot about…

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