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ERIC Number: EJ1180369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-3446
Collaborative Transformations: Cooperative Inquiry as a Catalyst for Change
Napan, Ksenija; Green, Jennifer K.; Thomas, Judith A.; Stent, Warwick J.; Jülich, Shirley J.; Lee, Debora; Patterson, Lynnemaree
Journal of Transformative Education, v16 n3 p246-267 Jul 2018
This research demonstrates that cooperative inquiry (CI) offers authentic opportunities for academics to transform their teaching, paving the way for additional collaborative practices in higher education across a range of disciplines. Using data from cycles of action and reflection, a multidisciplinary group of seven tertiary teachers committed to monthly meetings over a period of 18 months. This collaborative process enabled expansion of personal, professional, and institutional boundaries in terms of how learning can occur through transformed and transformative teaching approaches. Our commitment led to innovative teaching practices that emerged from our CI process. Challenges of this approach and possible ways to overcome them are addressed. This research led primarily to transformation of self and enhanced academic relationships. It also provides insights regarding the potential to transform tertiary learning institutions and contribute to the development of academics who are inspired to be more appreciative of and engaged with their students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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