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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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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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DeCapua, Andrea; Marshall, Helaine W.; Frydland, Nan – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
This article reports on one teacher's journey, Nan's, as she struggled to provide appropriate instruction to low-literate day laborers in an English as a second language (ESL) class for adult learners. In her efforts to do so, Nan became inspired to implement alternative pedagogy based on a culturally responsive approach that resonated strongly…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Schwartz, Joni; Schwartz, Rebecca – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
This autoethnographic research project examines the transformational learning of a transracial adoptive adult mother and daughter through the lens of postcolonialism. As collaborative researchers, adult adoptee and adoptive mother, examine this lifelong learning experience through critical self-reflection, qualitative meta-analysis, and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Mothers, Daughters, Imagination
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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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Culkin, David T. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
Many think of Edith Stein as a phenomenological philosopher who experienced a dramatic religious conversion, but contemporary adult educators may also look to her as a model for the application of social activism based in theory. This article explores Stein's continued relevance for adult educators who research and then try to apply key concepts…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Activism, Theory Practice Relationship
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Nicolaides, Aliki; Dzubinski, Leanne – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
Life in the 21st century is increasingly complex, paradoxical, and ambiguous, bringing into question the ways that graduate adult education programs function. In this article, we describe an action research study involving the method of collaborative developmental action inquiry conducted with key stakeholders of a program in adult education at a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Transformative Learning, Action Research
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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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Chen, Joseph C.; Martin, Akilah R. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
Knowledge-based environmental education has been consistently found to be limited in its effectiveness due to its small and indirect role in promoting sustainable behavior, while focusing on the impact of social context has been found to be more conceptually relevant. Transformative learning theory is positioned to be foundational to environmental…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Environmental Education, Simulation, Transformative Learning
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Konopasky, Abigail W.; Reybold, L. Earle – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
Adult educators are often part-time workers or volunteers and, as such, they must simultaneously negotiate multiple professional identities. This negotiation process may trigger conflict among professional identities, which can provide an opportunity for transformational learning. In this case study, the authors explore this conflict and learning…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Interviews, Transformative Learning, Females
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Mantas, Kathy; Schwind, Jasna K. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
In this article, we take a retrospective look at a workshop where Jasna, a nurse educator, was a participant, and Kathy, a preservice teacher educator, was both a participant and the facilitator of an artful inquiry process she calls "cocreative writing." By putting forward our stories, we share our experiences as well as contribute to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Art Activities, Art Education, Workshops
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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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Stuckey, Heather L.; Taylor, Edward W.; Cranton, Patricia – Journal of Transformative Education, 2013
The purpose of this research was to develop an inclusive evaluation of "transformative learning theory" that encompassed varied perspectives of transformative learning. We constructed a validated quantitative survey to assess the potential outcomes and processes of how transformative learning may be experienced by college-educated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Learning Theories, College Graduates