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Saari, Antti – Journal of Transformative Education, 2020
While contemplative approaches have recently garnered much attention in different areas of transformative education, the interpersonal and relational aspects of contemplative training have received less scrutiny. This article examines the relational dynamics involved in contemplative education from a Lacanian viewpoint. The concept of transference…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Psychiatry, Philosophy, Reflection
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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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Brendel, William; Cornett-Murtada, Vanessa – Journal of Transformative Education, 2019
In this 2-year action research study, 33 university professors attended a 4-day faculty seminar titled "Mindfulness Meditation in Teaching," which included guided insight meditation, dialogic inquiry, and action planning. Participants generated and committed to 26 novel methods for integrating mindfulness practice with teaching,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Student Relationship, Transformative Learning
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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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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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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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Hersted, Lone – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
Whether an organization prospers depends importantly on the relationships among its participants, and central to the success of relationships is the process of dialogue. This article describes an action-based educational practice for enhancing dialogical and relational skills among members of an organization. The effort draws on concepts of…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Skill Development, Metacognition, Adult Learning
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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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Lear, Glenna – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This article explores women's midlife learning as an awakening of the self in the process of being in the world and interacting with others and uses the author's personal experience of transformation as a developmental change with the emergence of personal growth and self-realization of a more complete, balanced, and fulfilled self. In the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Females, Individual Development, Metacognition
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Hyland, Terry – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
The exponential growth of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in recent years has resulted in a marketisation and commodification of practice--popularly labeled "McMindfulness"--which divorces mindfulness from its spiritual and ethical origins in Buddhist traditions. Such commodification is criticized by utilising ideas and insights…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Spiritual Development, Marketing, Commercialization
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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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Sandoval, Carolyn L.; Baumgartner, Lisa M.; Clark, M. Carolyn – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to elicit the experiences of women who participated in a gender-responsive program in jail. Through the collection of life history interviews, this article highlights the transformative learning experiences of 13 women participants. Research questions included (1) how did the program foster transformative learning?…
Descriptors: Females, Institutionalized Persons, Transformative Learning, Interpersonal Relationship
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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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Burrows, Leigh – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
This article reports on face-to-face and online qualitative research conducted with 25 teachers from 8 schools in Australia that explored their experience of mindfulness and reflection in relation to a self-identified relational dilemma with a student, colleague, or parent who was causing them concern at work. The aim of this study was to find out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Reflection, Interpersonal Relationship
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