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Lummis, Geoffrey; Lock, Graeme; Freeman, Clare; Ferguson, Catherine Anne – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
The early experience of commencing university students is an important precursor for retention and student success and involves a transformation in learning. This article reports the experiences of commencing students in an Australian Education (Primary) degree. Data were collected using a mixed methods approach, consisting of an online survey,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, College Freshmen
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Edwards, Thomas Mark; Walker, Michael – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
Transformative learning (TL) is a powerful approach to education. Instead of promoting the efficient encoding and recall of information, TL has students identify, and consider, the assumptions they hold about their discipline and the wider world. Although disorientating dilemmas are the hallmark of TL, personal change cannot happen without…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Critical Theory, Reflection, Self Concept
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Senyshyn, Roxanna M.; Smith, Paula – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This article examines a faculty professional development program aimed at engaging faculty in an ongoing discussion about global awareness and the practices surrounding teaching and learning in a linguistically and culturally diverse classroom. The program is modeled on two key components: the engagement of undergraduate students and faculty in a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Transformative Learning
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Holohan, Kevin – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This article examines how Zen Buddhism conceives of human suffering, the causes of suffering, and the method by which human suffering can be alleviated and compares these with similar notions within critical social theory and its educational manifestation in the critical pedagogy movement. While both Zen Buddhist and critical theories/discourses…
Descriptors: Buddhism, Social Theories, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods
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Mahalingam, Ramaswami; Rabelo, Verónica Caridad – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
How do emerging adults experience mindfulness and compassion? The goals of this study were to (1) evaluate the effectiveness of a mindfulness curricular intervention and (2) examine how students interpreted their experience. We delivered a mindfulness curriculum to 24 college students who meditated twice a week for 7 weeks. Students completed a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Metacognition, Attention Control, Instructional Effectiveness
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Brendel, William; Cornett-Murtada, Vanessa – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
In this 2-year action research study, 33 university professors attended a 4-day faculty seminar titled "Mindfulness Meditation in Teaching," which included guided insight meditation, dialogic inquiry, and action planning. Participants generated and committed to 26 novel methods for integrating mindfulness practice with teaching,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Student Relationship, Transformative Learning
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Hussein, Jeylan Wolyie; Bedasa, Nigusie Angessa; Mengistu, Bamlaku Tadesse – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This article is an analysis and synthesis of the outcome of our efforts to integrate reflective problem-solving and mindfulness to promote organizational adaptation toward conflict-sensitive approach to managing and resolving land-related conflicts. The purpose of the article is 2-fold. The first part of the article describes the methodological…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Metacognition, Reflection, Conflict Resolution
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Nogueiras, Gloria; Iborra, Alejandro; Kunnen, Saskia E. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This case study investigates the transformative learning process and outcomes of a female master's student in a semester-long counseling skills training course based on experiential learning. The data included the student's longitudinal accounts (11 questionnaires on the emotions experienced in every session and three blog posts) and retrospective…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Counselor Training, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Tett, Lyn – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This article draws on the theories of Mezirow, Foucault, and Holland and colleagues to investigate how students were positioned in relation to their own experiences, what opportunities they had to overcome their negative positioning in relation to the power structures that inform the worlds in which they move, and how their changed practices…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Literacy Education, Self Concept, Learning Experience
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Johnson, Ane Turner – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to consider how higher education responds to conflict on campus and in the community. Moving beyond the victim/perpetrator paradigm prevalent in the literature on education in conflict contexts toward the transformative capacity of education, this research suggests that public universities may develop mechanisms that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Higher Education, Conflict
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Hodge, Steven – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
Mainstream transformative learning emphasizes personally significant learning and liberation from limited ways of being in the world. Reflecting humanistic and emancipatory philosophical commitments, this emphasis can make it difficult to appreciate the transformative potential of learning for and by knowledge, a type of transformation adults can…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Fundamental Concepts, Educational Philosophy, Adult Education
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Lozada, Neva; Johnson, Ane Turner – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This qualitative case study explores how former Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders experienced perspective transformation as a result of serving in a peer leadership role at a 4-year, private university through a blended theoretical framework based on the principles set forth by Mezirow and Nohl. Through their participation in interviews and…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Attitude Change, Perspective Taking, Transformative Learning
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Grayman-Simpson, Nyasha; Doucet, Fabienne; Burgos-López, Luz – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
Critical race courses challenge today's college students to cognitively grapple with issues of justice and the good society. In some instances, these challenges lead to positive, relational growth-fostering attitudes and behaviors. Transformative learning educator Jack Mezirow's approach to facilitating cognitive shifts appears especially…
Descriptors: Whites, Critical Theory, Transformative Learning, Advantaged
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Eschenbacher, Saskia – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This article aims at expanding transformation theory through the work of the philosopher Richard Rorty. His concept of redescription allows us to distinguish between good learning and transformative learning and to counteract the critique of conceptional looseness. In addition, Rorty's thesis of contingency and his notion of irony are going to be…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy, Criticism, Transformative Learning
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Formenti, Laura; Jorio, Federica – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This article aims at contributing to the development of teaching methodologies which can foster transformative learning in higher education. It presents a workshop experience, embedded in an undergraduate course, whereby active and dialogic methodology was designed to support the students in maturing self-awareness about their epistemologies and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Undergraduate Students
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