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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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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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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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Quillinan, Bernie; MacPhail, Ann; Dempsey, Ciara; McEvoy, Eileen – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
The Community Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Lifeskills (CWell) program is a 2-year community-driven program developed in partnership between an underserved community in Limerick City and staff at the University of Limerick, Ireland. This article explores the transformative teaching and learning experiences that arose throughout the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, College Faculty, College Students
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Napan, Ksenija; Green, Jennifer K.; Thomas, Judith A.; Stent, Warwick J.; Jülich, Shirley J.; Lee, Debora; Patterson, Lynnemaree – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
This research demonstrates that cooperative inquiry (CI) offers authentic opportunities for academics to transform their teaching, paving the way for additional collaborative practices in higher education across a range of disciplines. Using data from cycles of action and reflection, a multidisciplinary group of seven tertiary teachers committed…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, College Faculty
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Irwin, Michèle; Miller, John P. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
This article presents the results of a study into the effects of meditation practice on the lives of professional educators, specifically educators who either began or continued such practice during course work led by Professor Miller at the University of Toronto. The study incorporates semistructured interviews with 12 participants to track their…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Metacognition, Stress Management, Interpersonal Communication
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Coke, Pamela K.; Benson, Sheila; Hayes, Monie – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
This article is about three adult authors who are making meaning of their experiences as early career, tenure-track professors. All former secondary English language arts instructors who are responsible for preparing future secondary English teachers, the authors use Mezirow's transformative learning theory lens to examine their trajectories from…
Descriptors: Tenure, College Faculty, Teacher Educators, Transformative Learning
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Beer, Laura E.; Rodriguez, Katrina; Taylor, Christina; Martinez-Jones, Naomi; Griffin, Jennifer; Smith, Tony R.; Lamar, Margaret; Anaya, Reyna – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
Contemplative practices support transformative learning processes but can be difficult to identify in a higher education environment. Advocates of contemplative approaches to education see this void as a concern. When topics like these are ignored, especially when desired by students, staff, and faculty, the holistic, transformative, and deep…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Holistic Approach
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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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Arroyo, Andrew T.; Kidd, Angel R.; Burns, Susan M.; Cruz, Ivan J.; Lawrence-Lamb, Judy E. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
Drawing from the qualitative tradition of narrative inquiry, and situated in an online learning environment at a historically Black college or university, this study explores the potential transformative impact of an original teaching philosophy from the perspectives of a tenure-track assistant professor and four former, nontraditional…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Educational Philosophy
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Samaras, Anastasia P.; Karczmarczyk, Diana; Smith, Lesley; Woodville, Louisa; Harmon, Laurie; Nasser, Ilham; Parsons, Seth A.; Smith, Toni M.; Borne, Kirk; Constantine, Lynne Scott; Mendoza, Esperanza Roman; Suh, Jennifer; Swanson, Ryan – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
The Scholars of Studying Teaching Collaborative engaged a dozen faculty members from 12 specializations and 4 colleges at a large public university in a 2-year teaching and research project with the goal of learning about and enacting a self-study of professional practice. Participants were selected from various disciplines to provoke alternative…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Transformative Learning, State Universities, College Faculty
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Jeyaraj, Joanna Joseph; Harland, Tony – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
In this study, the voices of academics who use critical pedagogy in English language teaching have been brought together to shed light on how this practice transforms teaching and learning. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with academics from Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Hyde, Andrea M. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2013
This article offers a comparative self-reflection on two seemingly disparate teaching practices: hatha yoga and critical social theories of education. As some have already discovered, the two enacted fields share many core principles and practices; deal with strikingly similar content; and are primarily self-reflective. As an…
Descriptors: Reflection, Social Theories, Educational Theories, Metacognition
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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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Rusch, Edith A.; Brunner, C. Cryss – Journal of Transformative Education, 2013
Schein contends that "unless leaders become learners themselves … acknowledg[ing] vulnerabilities and uncertainties--then transformational learning will never take that lead to transformative learning, the authors engaged educational leadership doctoral students in an 'Experimental Simulation', using masked identities in a virtual…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Educational Technology, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation