Explosions of Possibility, thanks to Stephen Brookfield

I don't know exactly why I've been shy about talking about my scholarly pursuits on here - like I'm going to offend my 3 semi-regular readers out there (and, I'll have you know, that not one of them is my mother) - but I've just had one of the most enlightening moments I've ever had, thanks to Stephen Brookfield.

I've got tons and tons of books checked out of the library and I am forever in the middle or right at the beginning of 10 of them at once.  This morning I decided to pick out the 3 that I hadn't touched yet that I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wanted to but just haven't had the time or motivation to do so.  About an hour ago I picked up Stephen Brookfield's The Power of Critical Theory.  I am currently on page 10 - and I now understand more about critical theory and adult education than all that I have read in this spectrum in the past three months.  I have at least 8 other books sitting on my desk right now that are about critical theory in some way, shape, or form and each of them has gotten about 30 minutes of my attention before they just absolutely bore me to tears.

Enter: Brookfield.

This more of a boom! pow! post than anything else - just thoughts in my head that I needed to get out there.  You can bet, however, that there will be more to follow. ;)


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