ERIC Number: ED398379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Awakening Sleepy Knowledge: Transformative Learning in Action. Final Report of the Transformative Learning through Environmental Action Project.
York Univ., Toronto (Ontario).; Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
This document summarizes and presents materials produced during a qualitative international study of the role of transformative learning in achieving sustainable societies and global responsibility that included the following activities: case studies of experiences with transformative learning in seven countries; international survey and workshop; and establishment of an electronic computer-based network for administration of the project. The document begins with an overview of the project's objectives, methodology, and findings. Presented next are the following case study and working reports: "Transformative Learning through Environmental Action: Berlin and Brandenburg as Centers of Environmental Activism, Organic Food Consumption and Organic Gardening and Farming" (Elisabeth Meyer-Renschhausen); "Case Study from Sudan-Africa" (Naila Babiker Hijazi); "Case Study Brazil: Women in Citizen's Action: In the Struggle against Hunger and Poverty and in Defense of Life" (Morma Viezzer and Teriza Moreira); "Transformative Learning in Marginal Areas of Indigenous Migrants in an Amazon City [Aprendizaje Transformativo en Areas Marginales de Migrantes Indigenas en Una Ciudad Amazonica]" (Geog Omar Ovalles); "People's Rights, Environmental Education and Ecological Action for Sustainability: El Salvador" (Marta Benavides); "Community-Based Rural Development Project as a Vehicle to Community Ownership, Empowerment and Cultural Recovery--A Draft Working Paper of the Case Study" (Jose Zarate); "'Navdanya'--A Grass Roots Movement to Conserve Biodiversity and Sustain Food Security" (Vanaja Ramprasad); "Transformative Learning: Contexts and Practices--A Working Paper" (Budd Hall, Ed Sullivan); "Gender, Transformative Learning, and Environmental Action" (Darlene Clover); and "Food for Thought and Sustenance" (Leesa Fawcett). Concluding the document are a 28-item reference list, a 99-item annotated bibliography, and the proceedings of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) workshop. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Case Studies, Community Programs, Computer Networks, Conservation (Environment), Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Strategies, Empowerment, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Role of Education, Rural Areas, Transformative Learning, Workshops
Transformative Learning Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Adult Education Dept., 252 Bloor Street W, Room 7-118, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6, Canada ($20 Canadian).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: York Univ., Toronto (Ontario).; Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Brazil; Canada; El Salvador; Germany; India; Sudan; Venezuela