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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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Klein, Sheri R. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
Drawing upon phenomenological and arts-based approaches, the author explores everyday encounters with landscapes that call attention to the potential of place as sites for evoking mindfulness and transformative learning experiences. Theoretical perspectives within and across art education, aesthetics, contemplative education, holistic education,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Aesthetics, Holistic Approach, Phenomenology
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Kester, Kevin – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This article examines higher education for peace inside the United Nations (UN). It offers an overview and synthesis of core concepts, organizing frameworks and theoretical premises in the field of peace and conflict studies (PACS) higher education and in the UN universities in particular, as the field aspires toward transformative learning and…
Descriptors: Peace, Criticism, Social Justice, Transformative Learning
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Walker, Jude – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
Shame both stymies and motivates learning; it prevents adults from participating in educational programs yet, with accompanied self-examination, it can be the catalyst for transformation. While fundamental for understanding adult learning, shame is (shamefully) inadequately theorized in the field of adult education: We don't talk enough about…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Psychological Patterns, Transformative Learning, Adult Education
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Lear, Glenna – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This article explores women's midlife learning as an awakening of the self in the process of being in the world and interacting with others and uses the author's personal experience of transformation as a developmental change with the emergence of personal growth and self-realization of a more complete, balanced, and fulfilled self. In the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Females, Individual Development, Metacognition
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Hathaway, Mark D. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
Joanna Macy's "Work that Reconnects" (WTR) is a transformative learning process that endeavors to help participants acknowledge, experience, and understand the emotions that may either empower or inhibit action to address the ecological crisis. The WTR seeks to work through grief, fear, and despair to animate a sense of active,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Processes, Neurosciences, Grief
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Taylor, Kathleen; Marienau, Catherine – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
Over the last decade, Eleanor Drago-Severson has authored or coauthored four books on adult learning as key to leadership development in schools. organizations--is evident in each of the publications. The titles include the following: (1) "Helping Teachers Learn: Principal Leadership for Adult Growth and Development"; (2) "Leading…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership, Professional Development
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Bang, April Hyoeun – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
The discipline of the arts has much to contribute to the field of conflict resolution. This article broadly investigates how artistic engagement facilitates transformative learning and the development of skills and capacities for more constructive engagement with conflict. Many scholar practitioners have acknowledged the widespread use of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Relationship, Skill Development
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Ergas, Oren – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
Educational theory and practice have been focusing on educating students as to "how to think." Yet, contemporary neuroscience and psychological research reveal that many of our waking hours are spent in a state of "mind-wandering" characterized by uncontrolled thoughts that have little to do with our concrete present…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Well Being, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change
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Dix, Michael – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
Although different transformative learning theories have been described in the literature, a detailed integrative theory is yet to emerge. I argue that unduly intellectualist assumptions regarding cognition have hampered current understandings and have obscured transformative learning's cognitive and metacognitive essence. Firstly, Mezirow's…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Metacognition, Schemata (Cognition), Learning Theories
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Fraser, Sharon P. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
University science teaching remains fairly traditional in its approach, incorporating teacher-centred and lecture-based methodologies and utilizing cook book laboratory experiences. Innovative science lecturers, however, have transformed their understanding and practice as teachers, placing their students at the heart of their actions and engaging…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Tanaka, Michele T. D.; Farish, Maureen; Nicholson, Diana; Tse, Vanessa; Doll, Jenn; Archer, Elizabeth – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
In Transformative Inquiry (TI), pre-service teachers explore issues about which they are personally passionate in order to enter into the delicate work of transformation. We examine how shared vulnerability within three mentor-mentee pairs leads to new pedagogical possibilities. Michele and Vanessa discuss poetry as a way of entering into TI and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Poetry
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Illeris, Knud – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
Transformative learning has usually been defined as transformations of meaning perspectives, frames of reference, and habits of mind--as proposed initially by Jack Mezirow. However, several authors have found this definition too narrow and too cognitively oriented, and Mezirow has later emphasized that emotional and social conditions are also…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Self Concept, Definitions, Cognitive Processes
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Taylor, Edward W.; Laros, Anna – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
This article identifies factors that have contributed to the challenges associated with the practice and research of fostering transformative learning (TL), by drawing on the work by Rachal and others in reviewing the study of andragogy--theory, research, and practice. Implications are also discussed of how scholars of TL can best respond to the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Andragogy, Educational Theories, Educational Practices
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Kokkos, Alexis – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
This article attempts to examine the views of European adult educators toward transformative learning (TL) theory. First, I explore the relevant attitudes of my colleagues in Greece, which appear to be quite positive. Then, through a literature review, I assume that the scholars in other European countries have a limited interest and a quite…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Learning Theories
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