My Thoughts about 'THINKING ABOUT TEACHING AND LEARNING' by Robert Leamnson
Before Spring Break, I gave a colleague of mine copies of Malcolm Knowles's The Making of an Adult Educator and Carl Rogers's Freedom to Learn. In return, he gave me a copy of Robert Leamnson's Thinking about Teaching and Learning, which I tried to read but eventually lost interest and gave up. Here are my thoughts, which I shared in an email with my colleague.
I enjoyed Leamnson's perspective. He is of the opinion that good teachers are themselves interested in being lifelong learners. He is also aware that learning is context dependent, and that it depends on a variety of factors (and not just mental skill). I think it is an excellent book if someone wishes to be a more thoughtful teacher.