Chapter TenDesign Frames Practice

Throughout this book I have used the idea of design as a way to emphasize that education for adults comes about like every other human endeavor—through a series of deliberate and informed decisions. The aim of this book was not to provide a list of ways to do things but to highlight the sorts of questions that a responsible and reflective educator needs to think about in making the necessary decisions. I believe that each educator must develop a style of teaching that reflects her own interests and philosophy, and that there is no way that any author can shortcut that process. Over time, as educators gain experience, they can become better at addressing the questions so that it goes more quickly for each course, ...

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