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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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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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Robinson, Andrew Alan; Levac, Leah – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
This article investigates students' experiences of learning about privilege and oppression in the context of an introductory university course in civic engagement and global citizenship. Participants included 24 students enrolled in the course during either the 2013-2014 or the 2014-2015 academic year. The authors collected data through pretests,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Student Experience
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Walters, Colleen; Charles, Jennell; Bingham, Sue – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
In recent years, there has been a rapid rise in the number of universities offering students opportunities to study abroad. Traditional semester-long programs have been shortened with many new programs ranging anywhere from 1 to 8 weeks in length. The increased number of short-term programs has enabled professional degree programs, such as…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Learning Theories
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Raikou, Natassa – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
This article addresses an application performed in tertiary education--a department of pedagogical and educational sciences--of a contemporary method, Transformative Learning through Aesthetic Experience. The method is based on the use of art and aims to reinforce and promote the development of critical thinking within educational settings.…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Aesthetic Education, Transformative Learning, Education Majors
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Bamber, Philip M. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
This article explores the potential of pedagogical approaches such as International Service-Learning (ISL) to cultivate a cosmopolitan orientation. Founded upon the premise that conceptualisations of transformative learning must be expanded upon to account for the interaction and balance between epistemological and ontological aspects of learning,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Service Learning, Cultural Pluralism, Barriers
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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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West, Linden – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
In this article, I interrogate the changing forms that may be fundamental to transformative learning and how these are best chronicled and understood. Drawing on auto/biographical narrative research, I challenge the continuing primacy of a kind of overly disembodied, decontextualized cognition as the basis of transformation. Notions of epistemic…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Recognition (Psychology), Autobiographies, Personal Narratives
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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