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Lummis, Geoffrey; Lock, Graeme; Freeman, Clare; Ferguson, Catherine Anne – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
The early experience of commencing university students is an important precursor for retention and student success and involves a transformation in learning. This article reports the experiences of commencing students in an Australian Education (Primary) degree. Data were collected using a mixed methods approach, consisting of an online survey,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, College Freshmen
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Hodge, Steven – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
Mainstream transformative learning emphasizes personally significant learning and liberation from limited ways of being in the world. Reflecting humanistic and emancipatory philosophical commitments, this emphasis can make it difficult to appreciate the transformative potential of learning for and by knowledge, a type of transformation adults can…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Fundamental Concepts, Educational Philosophy, Adult Education
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Grayman-Simpson, Nyasha; Doucet, Fabienne; Burgos-López, Luz – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
Critical race courses challenge today's college students to cognitively grapple with issues of justice and the good society. In some instances, these challenges lead to positive, relational growth-fostering attitudes and behaviors. Transformative learning educator Jack Mezirow's approach to facilitating cognitive shifts appears especially…
Descriptors: Whites, Critical Theory, Transformative Learning, Advantaged
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Eschenbacher, Saskia – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This article aims at expanding transformation theory through the work of the philosopher Richard Rorty. His concept of redescription allows us to distinguish between good learning and transformative learning and to counteract the critique of conceptional looseness. In addition, Rorty's thesis of contingency and his notion of irony are going to be…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy, Criticism, Transformative Learning
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De Angelis, Romina – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
This article proposes a theoretical framework for research and pedagogy development in the context of education for sustainable development (ESD). It combines transformative learning theory with elements drawn from Buddhist and other Eastern spiritual perspectives. Firstly, it outlines the ESD context and its current gaps. Secondly, it analyzes…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Buddhism, Teaching Methods, Sustainable Development
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DeCapua, Andrea; Marshall, Helaine W.; Frydland, Nan – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
This article reports on one teacher's journey, Nan's, as she struggled to provide appropriate instruction to low-literate day laborers in an English as a second language (ESL) class for adult learners. In her efforts to do so, Nan became inspired to implement alternative pedagogy based on a culturally responsive approach that resonated strongly…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Lange, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
It has been charged that transformative learning theory is stagnating; however, theoretical insights from relational ontologies offer significant possibilities for revitalizing the field. Quantum physics has led to a deep revision in our understanding of the universe moving away from the materialism and mechanism of classical physics. Some…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Theories, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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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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Woodrow, Kelli; Caruana, Vicki – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
In this article, we investigate whether, and in what ways, the learning experiences in a capstone course in reflective teaching impact the perspective transformations (PT) of preservice teachers toward a diverse K-12 student population and the plans of preservice teachers to take future action as change agents. Using an adaptation of the Learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Transformative Learning, Learning Experience
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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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Dix, Michael – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
Although different transformative learning theories have been described in the literature, a detailed integrative theory is yet to emerge. I argue that unduly intellectualist assumptions regarding cognition have hampered current understandings and have obscured transformative learning's cognitive and metacognitive essence. Firstly, Mezirow's…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Metacognition, Schemata (Cognition), Learning Theories
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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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Wilhelmson, Lena; Åberg, Marie Moström; Backström, Tomas; Olsson, Bengt Köping – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
The aim of this article is to discuss the potential of an educative research intervention to influence the quality of the learning outcome in the workplace as interpreted from the perspectives of adult learning theory. The research project was designed as a quasi-experimental, mixed-methods study. In this article, quantitative survey data were…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Workplace Learning, Intervention, Adult Learning
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Chen, Joseph C.; Martin, Akilah R. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
Knowledge-based environmental education has been consistently found to be limited in its effectiveness due to its small and indirect role in promoting sustainable behavior, while focusing on the impact of social context has been found to be more conceptually relevant. Transformative learning theory is positioned to be foundational to environmental…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Environmental Education, Simulation, Transformative Learning
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