Professional Development Center

One Day Institute

Learning Partnerships that Support Self-Authorship

Presented by Marcia B. Baxter Magolda

Date: July 15, 2013
Times: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Location: USM Portland Campus, 109/110 Abromson Center
Cost: $125.00

Registration: Download the registration flyer (pdf) or contact 780-5055 to register. Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

Marcia B. Baxter Magolda will share findings from her 26-year study of young adult learning and development, highlighting cognitive, identity, and relational growth necessary for achieving higher education learning goals and success in adult life. She will use video clips to illustrate a learners journey from authority dependence to self-authorship and give participants an opportunity to analyze the extent to which narratives from the study reflect the developmental journey of their students. Baxter Magolda will also describe the Learning Partnerships Model, which articulates the challenging and supportive conditions that promote learning and development. Examples of the model’s implementation in diverse curricular and co-curricular contexts will help participants judge the model’s utility in their own educational practice. The interactive workshop format models learning partnerships by inviting participants to share their experience, explore the complexities of their educational practice, and collaborate in envisioning practice that effectively promotes learning and development.

Institute Goals
  1. To understand the evolution of self-authorship and how it supports college students in achieving college learning outcomes.
  2. To implement the Learning Partnerships Model in conceptualizing developmentally sequenced educational practice.
  3. To gain insight into our own developmental journeys and their implications for our professional practice.
Nature of the Institute

This institute explores how college students construct themselves through the meaning they make of their experience. Individuals actively construct their sense of self, their sense of self in relation to other people and how they know (cognitive dimension).

Understanding learners’ developmental capacities and the conditions that support their evolution is a foundation for organizing educational practice to promote learning and development.

(This one-day seminar is part of a graduate course in USM’s Adult and Higher Education program—HRD 556 that runs from July 15-19, 2013. Please call 207-780-5055 or click here if you are interested in the graduate course).