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Keen, Cheryl H.; Woods, Robert – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
In this article, we interpreted, in light of Mezirow's theory of transformative learning, interviews with 13 educators regarding their work with marginalized adult learners in prisons in the northeastern United States. Transformative learning may have been aided by the educators' response to unplanned activating events, humor, and respect, and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Teaching Methods
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Ashby, Sjon F. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2013
English teachers encourage writing that opens college students to transformative learning through soul work as John Dirkx describes and develops the concept of soul work in his theory of transformative learning. This soul work involves the conscious attempt to bring to the surface myths, images, and metaphors from the unconscious through…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, English Instruction, Two Year Colleges, College Faculty
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McCusker, Pearse – Journal of Transformative Education, 2013
This project starts with the contention that social work education must challenge students to reframe their knowledge and assumptions to prepare them for working with oppressed groups and develop emancipatory practice. Using transformative learning theory, constructive developmental pedagogy and related approaches, it explored the extent to which…
Descriptors: Social Work, Transformative Learning, Developmental Psychology, Teaching Methods