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Nogueiras, Gloria; Iborra, Alejandro; Kunnen, Saskia E. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This case study investigates the transformative learning process and outcomes of a female master's student in a semester-long counseling skills training course based on experiential learning. The data included the student's longitudinal accounts (11 questionnaires on the emotions experienced in every session and three blog posts) and retrospective…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Counselor Training, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Troop, Meagan – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This exploratory study identifies aspects of pedagogical design and teaching practice that enabled creative capacities through the lens of the researcher's lived experience. A guiding research question in this investigation follows: (a) "What is the nature of the relationship between creative activity and transformative learning" and (b)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Transformative Learning, Graduate Students
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Anderson Sathe, Laurie; Geisler, Carol C. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
Faculty in a transdisciplinary graduate program in holistic health studies, which is grounded in transformational learning led a study abroad course in India. The focus of the course is on perspectives of health and healing in India, including an understanding of Yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic medicine, and Tibetan medicine. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Study Abroad, Graduate Students, Qualitative Research
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Sohn, Brian K.; Plaas, Kristina; Franklin, Karen; Dellard, Tiffany; Murphy, Brenda; Greenberg, Katherine H.; Greenberg, Neil B.; Pollio, Howard R.; Thomas, Sandra P. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
Previous analyses of transformational learning (TL) focused on rational or nonrational processes such as critical reflection on an uncomfortable personal situation or emotional learning. In this phenomenological study, researchers examined existential dimensions of TL. Individual interviews were analyzed to identify the lived experiences of eight…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Graduate Students, Seminars, Interviews
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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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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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Hoggan, Chad; Cranton, Patricia – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
This article is a report on research into the role of fiction in promoting transformative learning in higher education settings. Participants were 131 undergraduate and graduate students from two universities in the United States. To determine the type of learning promoted by reading fiction, we performed qualitative analyses on participants'…
Descriptors: Fiction, Transformative Learning, Emotional Response, Role Models
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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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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; James, Waynne – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
This article investigates the transformative learning experiences of international graduate students from Asian countries. Data collection consisted of quantitative and qualitative methods. Participants included international graduate students from Asia, in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Overall, 82.3% of the participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Foreign Students, Mixed Methods Research
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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