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Taking Learning to Task: Creative Strategies for Teaching Adults

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"Reading this wonderful book is like having Jane Vella at your side. She gives us the courage to risk changing our established habits of teaching."
--Clifford Baden, director of programs for professional education, Harvard University

"By marrying theory and practice, Vella has shown how to design learning that takes hold of the learner--mind, heart, and muscles."
--Jack Mc
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Hardcover, 151 pages
Published July 25th 2000 by Jossey-Bass (first published 2000)
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Timothy Darling
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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So here I am, a guy who lectures and enjoys listening to lectures. I think lectures are the bedrock of education. They transmit information from one generation of scholars to the next in a form that has passed through and been augmented by multiple hands. My lectures are an amalgam of sources and ideas. Some of the ideas are mine and some I learned from someone else. When I listen to a lecture I take notes and try to think about what is being said.

The literature of the day insists that lectures
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Whitney
Oct 27, 2007 rated it did not like it
This was a "duh!" book. I kept thinking, I know, I know, I know. I didn't teach me much. I guess good teaching is simply good teaching. I had to read this as part of my job, and thought it was kind of a waste of time.
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JANE VELLA is adjunct professor at the School of Public Health of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also CEO of Global Learning Partners, a consulting and training company that has grown out of JUBILEE Popular Education Center.
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“A good teacher does not teach all that he knows. He teaches all that the learners need to know at the time, and all that the learners can accountably learn in the time given.” 2 likes
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