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ERIC Number: EJ1077273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-1541-3446
Resonance as Transformative Learning Moment: The Key to Transformation in Sociocultural and Posttrauma Contexts
Gilpin-Jackson, Yabome
Journal of Transformative Education, v12 n1 p95-119 Jan 2014
This article describes the findings from a study of the transformation experiences of African war survivors to understand how the process of transformative learning is experienced in posttrauma contexts. A narrative inquiry was conducted based on 12 interviews of African war survivors in Canada and 6 autobiographical accounts of survivors living in Canada, United States, and England. The results show that the following six themes of a postwar narrative define the process of transformation: (1) resonance as transformative learning moment, (2) realizing purpose in the postwar narrative, (3) social consciousness as an outcome of transformation learning, (4) determination: the will to achieve postwar goals, (5) spiritual and moral development, and (6) value of life. The theme of resonance as transformative learning moment is the core of this process and raises questions for the practice of transformative learning where trauma and social change are part of the context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Canada; United Kingdom (England); United States