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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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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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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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Tett, Lyn – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
This article draws on the theories of Mezirow, Foucault, and Holland and colleagues to investigate how students were positioned in relation to their own experiences, what opportunities they had to overcome their negative positioning in relation to the power structures that inform the worlds in which they move, and how their changed practices…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Literacy Education, Self Concept, Learning Experience
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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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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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Merga, Margaret K.; Booth, Sarah – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
The English classroom is a space in which issues of social justice can be explored through texts, using a critical literacy approach. Indigenous Australians have been subject to racist policies throughout postcolonial Australian history, and racist attitudes toward Australia's original inhabitants prevail. This article suggests that racism in the…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Critical Literacy, English Instruction, Foreign Countries
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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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Shor, Rachel; Cattaneo, Lauren; Calton, Jenna – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This study extended research on transformational service learning by examining the impact that a community placement context can have on college students' transformational processes. Kiely's "Transformational Service-Learning Process Model" was used as a framework to better understand how context, dissonance, and student reactions are…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Transformative Learning, Models, Guidelines
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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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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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Miller Dyce, Cherrel; Owusu-Ansah, Angela – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
Using data from preservice teachers enrolled in a diversity course in a predominantly White teacher education program, researchers uncovered that diversity education was indeed a catalyst for preservice teachers to increase knowledge of diversity and their understanding of the process of critically reflecting on their teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Pluralism, Teaching Methods, Cultural Relevance
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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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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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