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Duckworth, Vicky; Ade-Ojo, Gordon O. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
The study draws on life history, literacy studies, and ethnographic approaches to exploring social practices as a frame to explore the narratives of two UK adult literacy learners who provide a description of their engagement with a transformative curriculum and pedagogical approach. One of the learners reveals his frustration at the lack of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Literacy Education, Case Studies, Ethnography
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Wandera, David B. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
This study is anchored on two positions: that every communication is multimodal and that different modalities within multimodal communication have particular affordances. Written and oral language and other modalities, such as body language and audio/visual media, are interwoven in classroom communication. What might it look like to strategically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Transformative Learning, Art Education
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Ergas, Oren – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
Educational theory and practice have been focusing on educating students as to "how to think." Yet, contemporary neuroscience and psychological research reveal that many of our waking hours are spent in a state of "mind-wandering" characterized by uncontrolled thoughts that have little to do with our concrete present…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Well Being, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change
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Nicolaides, Aliki; Dzubinski, Leanne – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
Life in the 21st century is increasingly complex, paradoxical, and ambiguous, bringing into question the ways that graduate adult education programs function. In this article, we describe an action research study involving the method of collaborative developmental action inquiry conducted with key stakeholders of a program in adult education at a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Transformative Learning, Action Research
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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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Raikou, Natassa – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
This article addresses an application performed in tertiary education--a department of pedagogical and educational sciences--of a contemporary method, Transformative Learning through Aesthetic Experience. The method is based on the use of art and aims to reinforce and promote the development of critical thinking within educational settings.…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Aesthetic Education, Transformative Learning, Education Majors
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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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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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Irwin, Michèle; Miller, John P. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2016
This article presents the results of a study into the effects of meditation practice on the lives of professional educators, specifically educators who either began or continued such practice during course work led by Professor Miller at the University of Toronto. The study incorporates semistructured interviews with 12 participants to track their…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Metacognition, Stress Management, Interpersonal Communication
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Kokkos, Alexis; Kasl, Elizabeth; Markos, Laura; Marsick, Victoria J.; Sheared, Vanessa; Taylor, Edward W.; Yorks, Lyle – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
This article contains six essays on transformative learning (TL) that were written to celebrate the 40th anniversary of TL. These authors belong to a ''wave'' of scholars who joined the field of TL between the mid-1970s and mid-1990s. Their stories describe the chronicle behind their engagement with the TL theory and its community. This is evident…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Educational History, Scholarship, Essays
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Hassi, Marja-Liisa; Laursen, Sandra L. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
This article introduces the concept of personal empowerment as a form of transformative learning. It focuses on commonly ignored but enhancing elements of mathematics learning and argues that crucial personal resources can be essentially promoted by high engagement in mathematical problem solving, inquiry, and collaboration. This personal…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Student Empowerment, Mathematics Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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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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Morgan, Patricia Fay – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
This article explores the history of the current reemergence of a contemplative orientation in education. While referencing an ancient history, it primarily examines the history of contemporary contemplative education through three significant stages, focusing on the third. The first was arguably initiated by the introduction of Buddhism to the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Religious Factors, Religion, Spiritual Development
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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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Coke, Pamela K.; Benson, Sheila; Hayes, Monie – Journal of Transformative Education, 2015
This article is about three adult authors who are making meaning of their experiences as early career, tenure-track professors. All former secondary English language arts instructors who are responsible for preparing future secondary English teachers, the authors use Mezirow's transformative learning theory lens to examine their trajectories from…
Descriptors: Tenure, College Faculty, Teacher Educators, Transformative Learning
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