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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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Longmore, Anne-Liisa; Grant, Ginger; Golnaraghi, Golnaz – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
The 21st century is seeing dramatic shifts in the business environment. In order for organizations to adapt to these shifts, they must be more flexible and learning oriented. To thrive in this environment, organizational leaders must facilitate and build the capacity for learning throughout the organization. Organizational leadership is looking…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Criticism
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Shor, Rachel; Cattaneo, Lauren; Calton, Jenna – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This study extended research on transformational service learning by examining the impact that a community placement context can have on college students' transformational processes. Kiely's "Transformational Service-Learning Process Model" was used as a framework to better understand how context, dissonance, and student reactions are…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Transformative Learning, Models, Guidelines
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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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Kokkos, Alexis; Kasl, Elizabeth; Markos, Laura; Marsick, Victoria J.; Sheared, Vanessa; Taylor, Edward W.; Yorks, Lyle – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
This article contains six essays on transformative learning (TL) that were written to celebrate the 40th anniversary of TL. These authors belong to a ''wave'' of scholars who joined the field of TL between the mid-1970s and mid-1990s. Their stories describe the chronicle behind their engagement with the TL theory and its community. This is evident…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Educational History, Scholarship, Essays
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Morgan, Patricia Fay – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
This article explores the history of the current reemergence of a contemplative orientation in education. While referencing an ancient history, it primarily examines the history of contemporary contemplative education through three significant stages, focusing on the third. The first was arguably initiated by the introduction of Buddhism to the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Religious Factors, Religion, Spiritual Development
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Baily, Supriya; Stribling, Stacia M.; McGowan, Chandra L. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
This article explores how teachers' perceptions of social justice issues are developed through experiential learning opportunities and maps their transformations in thinking onto the three levels of responsibility identified by Berger's "growing edge." The study looked at where teachers were on the growing edge and examples of how they…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Teacher Education, Social Justice, Experiential Learning
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McKay-Jackson, Cassandra – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
The traditional teaching of reading, writing, and arithmetic alone will not fully prepare students to lead with integrity, govern fairly, analyze problems, and work collectively with people different from themselves. Social emotional learning (SEL) has been described as one of the missing links in academic education, but a restrictive approach to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Service Learning, Social Development, Emotional Development
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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
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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
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Cain, Beverlyn; Dixon, John A. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2013
Artist-in-residency experiences (puppetry, creative drama, music, and movement) indicated a connection with emotional transformative learning as a venue for professional development. This small teacher practitioner-based study involved teacher participants engaged in four-weeklong artist residencies at four childcare centers. Thirteen teachers…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Education, Transformative Learning, Professional Development