The Empowering Learners Handbook is an evolving collection of reflective essays aimed at charting useful pathways through the complexities of mentorship, tutoring, and other forms of learning support, ally-ship, and advocacy. The pieces have been written over the past five years by students in an Education course at Bryn Mawr College, taught by Alice Lesnick (http://www.brynmawr.edu/education/people/alice.html ).
We hope these papers will be of use to:
- Students of Education interested in theory/practice integration, complexity and diversity in education, inter-personal relationships, decision-making, and connecting experience with academics, heart with head.
- Teachers interested in new ideas for practice and new possibilities for learning support roles and partnership with college/university students in empowering learners.
- Community members interested in education as an important source of personal and community development.
We invite you to read, write back, question, and try out the ideas offered here.