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Johnson, Ane Turner – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to consider how higher education responds to conflict on campus and in the community. Moving beyond the victim/perpetrator paradigm prevalent in the literature on education in conflict contexts toward the transformative capacity of education, this research suggests that public universities may develop mechanisms that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Higher Education, Conflict
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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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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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Blalock, A. Emiko; Akehi, Meg – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
Through the exercise of collaborative autoethnography, we propose intentional and purposeful dialogue can act as a pathway for transformative learning. We seek to first deepen our understandings of transformative learning, particularly for underserved students in higher education and second to advance autoethnographic methods, a method that…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Ethnography, Higher Education, Reflection
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O'Neil, Joy Kcenia – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
In this article, sustainability education is defined within the three orders of change--education "about", "for", and "as" sustainability. The third-order change, education "as" sustainability is defined as transformative sustainability education--an ontological change in how humans and the material world…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Higher Education, Sustainability, Schemata (Cognition)
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Klatt, Maryanna D. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
Contemplative education courses and academic programs emerging in universities across the United States and internationally have a unique opportunity to help students gain both self-awareness and an awareness of how the self is situated in a larger context. Research utilizing meditation in higher education shows promise in strengthening stress…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Self Concept
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Kester, Kevin – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This article examines higher education for peace inside the United Nations (UN). It offers an overview and synthesis of core concepts, organizing frameworks and theoretical premises in the field of peace and conflict studies (PACS) higher education and in the UN universities in particular, as the field aspires toward transformative learning and…
Descriptors: Peace, Criticism, Social Justice, Transformative Learning
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Hooper, Michaela D. Willi; Scharf, Emily – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This literature review is intended to examine transformative learning within the context of academic libraries and its applications for librarians. Although the main audience is academic librarians who facilitate student learning, it may also be of interest to other practitioners and researchers who are interested in applying transformative…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Academic Libraries, Literature Reviews, Library Instruction
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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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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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Burns, Heather L. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
Sustainability is becoming increasingly relevant in higher education, as the need to address complex cultural and ecological problems intensifies. How sustainability is taught has a profound influence on the kind of learning that takes place and the impact it has in the world. Sustainability pedagogy is offered as a tool for creating…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Sustainability, Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge
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Clifford, Valerie; Montgomery, Catherine – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
Over the last three decades, universities have, almost universally, adopted the mantra of internationalization. However, the implications of internationalization for transformative learning through curriculum receive little consideration. This article draws on data from a fully online course entitled "Internationalizing the Curriculum for All…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Global Approach, Curriculum Development
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Arends, Jessica – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
As scholars, we are responsible for examining the academic and pedagogical traditions from which our current approaches have developed. This includes the historical establishment of and reliance upon rationality which postmodernist scholarship argues unconsciously guides our educational motives and processes. Rationality is especially relevant to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Reflection, Service Learning, Higher Education
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Mackinlay, Elizabeth; Barney, Katelyn – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
For tertiary educators in Indigenous Australian Studies, decolonising discourse in education has held much promise to make space for the diversity of Indigenous Australian peoples to be included, accessed, understood, discussed, and engaged with in meaningful ways. However, Tuck and Yang provide us with the stark reminder that decolonisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Social Justice, Social Change
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Pitts, Jamilla; Sanders-Funnye, Sharon; Lukenchuk, Antonina – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
This study examines innovative practices that have been implemented in a summer session for an elementary school district in the Chicago area, and how program practices of a community college program work to provide academic support for first-generation, college-bound students from low-income households to encourage postsecondary educational…
Descriptors: School Districts, Community Colleges, First Generation College Students, Low Income