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Edwards, Thomas Mark; Walker, Michael – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
Transformative learning (TL) is a powerful approach to education. Instead of promoting the efficient encoding and recall of information, TL has students identify, and consider, the assumptions they hold about their discipline and the wider world. Although disorientating dilemmas are the hallmark of TL, personal change cannot happen without…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Critical Theory, Reflection, Self Concept
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Mahalingam, Ramaswami; Rabelo, Verónica Caridad – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
How do emerging adults experience mindfulness and compassion? The goals of this study were to (1) evaluate the effectiveness of a mindfulness curricular intervention and (2) examine how students interpreted their experience. We delivered a mindfulness curriculum to 24 college students who meditated twice a week for 7 weeks. Students completed a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Metacognition, Attention Control, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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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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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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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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Klein, Sheri R. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
Drawing upon phenomenological and arts-based approaches, the author explores everyday encounters with landscapes that call attention to the potential of place as sites for evoking mindfulness and transformative learning experiences. Theoretical perspectives within and across art education, aesthetics, contemplative education, holistic education,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Aesthetics, Holistic Approach, Phenomenology
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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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Schwartz, Joni; Schwartz, Rebecca – Journal of Transformative Education, 2018
This autoethnographic research project examines the transformational learning of a transracial adoptive adult mother and daughter through the lens of postcolonialism. As collaborative researchers, adult adoptee and adoptive mother, examine this lifelong learning experience through critical self-reflection, qualitative meta-analysis, and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Mothers, Daughters, Imagination
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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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Tharp, D. Scott – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
The development of college students' cultural competence is important in an increasingly diverse world. This exploratory, qualitative, action research study examined how 158 first-year students understood and applied core concepts after participating in a standardized diversity and social justice lesson plan designed using transformative education…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Cultural Awareness, Qualitative Research, Action Research
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Westoby, Peter; Lyons, Kristen – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This article analyses the sustainability school (SS) program of the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), Uganda. The focus is on how the social network, enabled by the SS program, fosters social and transformative learning. The significance of this approach to community-based education for social change, including in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Social Change, Social Action
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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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Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Vetor-Suits, Cristina; Herbert, Katharine; Weiss, Lois; Murray, Jennifer; Rhodes, Amy; Shelby-Mitchell, Diane; Turner, Melanie – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
In 2009, Preskill and Brookfield published "Learning as a Way of Leading: Lessons from the Struggle for Social Justice" that describes nine learning tasks characterizing organic leaders. These include being open to the contributions of others, critical reflection, supporting the growth of others, collective leadership, analyzing…
Descriptors: Females, Recognition (Achievement), Awards, Transformational Leadership
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Nye, Adele; Clark, Jennifer – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
This article discusses the processes and outcomes of inviting a group of undergraduate students to inhabit and then reflect upon peripheral learning spaces in university through a "publishing with students" exercise during an Undergraduate Research Summer School. The students engaged in conversation, discussion, reflection, and writing…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Undergraduate Students, Summer Programs, Writing for Publication
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