1996 Winner of the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education
“[Brookfield] gently demystifies critically reflective learning and teaching with dozens of practical examples from the study room in different scholarly fields. Lucid, wise, jargon-free, personal and fluently written. Required reading for educators of adults all over and for all faculty development programs.”
— Jack Mezirow, emeritus professor of adult education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Building at the insights of his highly acclaimed in advance work, The Skillful Teacher, and applying the foundations of adult learning, Brookfield thoughtfully guides teachers during the processes of turning into critically reflective about teaching, confronting the contradictions fascinated with creating democratic classrooms, and the use of essential reflection as a tool for ongoing personal and professional development.