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Greenhill, Jenenne; Richards, Janet Noreen; Mahoney, Sarah; Campbell, Narelle; Walters, Lucie – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
This longitudinal study followed the clinical learning journey of 20 medical students over 4 years, from the beginning of their clinical immersion, through one of the three different clinical placement models: block rotation, longitudinal integrated clerkship, or community- and hospital-integrated learning, and then into Year 4 and the intern year…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Medical Education, Longitudinal Studies, Medical Students
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Maslin-Ostrowski, Pat; Drago-Severson, Eleanor; Ferguson, Janet; Marsick, Victoria J.; Hallett, Margaret – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe the successes and challenges of an innovative community engagement initiative in Bermuda, Education for All, in order to enlarge our understanding of how a community uses storytelling as a catalyst for transformative learning. Sponsored by the Coalition for Community Activism, community members and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Educational Improvement, Social Change, Educational Innovation
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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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Taylor, Mariann B.; Hill, Lilian H. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
This study sought to analyze the experiences of participants in court-ordered parent education with the ultimate goal to identify a framework, which promotes learning that is transformative. Participants included 11 parents court ordered to attend parent education classes through the Department of Human Services. A basic qualitative design, which…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Parent Child Relationship, Journal Writing, Court Litigation
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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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Keen, Cheryl H.; Woods, Robert – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
In this article, we interpreted, in light of Mezirow's theory of transformative learning, interviews with 13 educators regarding their work with marginalized adult learners in prisons in the northeastern United States. Transformative learning may have been aided by the educators' response to unplanned activating events, humor, and respect, and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Konopasky, Abigail W.; Reybold, L. Earle – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
Adult educators are often part-time workers or volunteers and, as such, they must simultaneously negotiate multiple professional identities. This negotiation process may trigger conflict among professional identities, which can provide an opportunity for transformational learning. In this case study, the authors explore this conflict and learning…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Interviews, Transformative Learning, Females
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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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Gilpin-Jackson, Yabome – Journal of Transformative Education, 2014
This article describes the findings from a study of the transformation experiences of African war survivors to understand how the process of transformative learning is experienced in posttrauma contexts. A narrative inquiry was conducted based on 12 interviews of African war survivors in Canada and 6 autobiographical accounts of survivors living…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Trauma, Social Change, Moral Development
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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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Hanson, Cindy – Journal of Transformative Education, 2013
This article explores how 14 diverse, Canadian activist-facilitators working in international development experience and understand "critical reflection" as a component of participatory methodologies in facilitation practices. The findings, based on my doctoral study, demonstrate that although critical reflection is often discussed as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, Facilitators (Individuals), Critical Thinking
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Walker, Tracy; Molnar, Tim – Journal of Transformative Education, 2013
This work examines the experience of secondary school students involved in authentic science inquiry (ASI) at the Canadian Light Source. We suggest this experience is a transformational learning experience for participants. Using evidence from surveys and interviews from a total of 119 high school students, 23 teachers, and 18 scientists…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Research, Surveys, Interviews
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Williams, Lewis – Journal of Transformative Education, 2013
Indigenous worldviews remain at the margins of education, science, and sustainability efforts. The emergence of sustainable science holds promise as a means of advancing deep sustainability and recentering Indigenous knowledge. Transformative learning's engagement with sustainable science has the potential to play an integral role in this…
Descriptors: Epistemology, World Views, Indigenous Knowledge, Interviews
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