Dr Marcia Baxter Magolda
Effective education for the 21st century enables learners to develop self-authorship - the internal capacity to decide one's beliefs, identity and relations with others - that stands at the foundation of adults' ability to function in a complex world. Using video narratives from her 23 year study of young adult learning and development, Marcia Baxter Magolda will demonstrate the evolution of cognitive, identity and relational development from authority-dependence to self-authorship. Attendees will have an opportunity to analyze the extent to which narratives from the study reflect the developmental journey of their students. Marcia will use the Learning Partnerships Model that emerged from the study to guide educators in crafting developmentally sequenced learning environments that promote the development necessary for students to achieve higher education learning outcomes.
Marcia Baxter Magolda is Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Miami University of Ohio (USA). She received her masters and PhD from The Ohio State University in Higher Education. Dr Baxter Magolda teaches student development theory and inquiry courses in the Student Affairs in Higher Education masters and doctoral programmes. Her scholarship addresses the evolution of learning and development in college and young adult life; the role of gender in development; and pedagogy to promote self-authorship. Her books include Authoring Your Life: Developing an Internal Voice to Meet Life's Challenges (Stylus Press, 2009); Development and Assessment of Self-Authorship: Exploring the Concept Across Cultures (co-edited with E Creamer & P Meszaros; Stylus Press, 2009); Learning Partnerships: Theory and Models of Practice to Educate for Self-Authorship (co-edited with P King; Stylus Press, 2004); Making Their Own Way: Narratives for Transforming Higher Education to Promote Self-Development (Stylus Press, 2001); Creating Contexts for Learning and Self-Authorship: Constructive-Developmental Pedagogy (Vanderbilt University Press, 1999); and Knowing and Reasoning in College (Jossey-Bass, 1992).
Dr Baxter Magolda is active in the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and the Association of American College and Universities. She received the Association for the Study of Higher Education Research Achievement Award.
Information courtesy of Miami University of Ohio. Further details can be found on the University's website