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Arko-Achemfuor, Akwasi; Romm, Norma; Serolong, Lesego – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2019
In this article we offer a discussion around our academic-practitioner involvements with one another and with a targeted community, in relation to a particular project. In the title of the article, we have hyphenated the term "academic-practitioner" to render fuzzy the distinction between "academic" roles (associated with…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Indigenous Knowledge, Sustainable Development, Transformative Learning
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McIntyre-Mills, J.; Karel, J.; Arko-Achemfuor, A.; Romm, N. R. A; Serolong, L. – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2019
The project review as outlined in this article explores the questions: What is transformative research and what is transformation as far as the community stakeholders are concerned? To what extent has the transformative research achieved its intended outcomes? The Bokamoso project (founded by Lesego Serolong as facilitator and investor) is an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Rural Areas, School Community Programs
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Widianingsih, Ida; Mertens, Donna M. – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2019
The transformative research lens incorporates ideas such as consciously addressing power differences with strategies that allow for the inclusion of the voices of the full range of stakeholders, including those who are most marginalized. The goal of transformative research is to support the development of culturally responsive interventions that…
Descriptors: Social Change, Civil Rights, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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Hesse-Biber, Sharlene – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2019
Climate adaptation research often ignores the broader socio-cultural human sphere within which climate change takes place. Dominant viewpoints on climate adaptation derive from the biophysical world that often excludes social, economic, and political contexts that also connect to biophysical changes. Hybrid methodological mixed methods approaches…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Climate, Change, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Hawley, Ruth; Allen, Cate – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2018
Student-generated video creation assessments are an innovative and emerging form of assessment in higher education. Academic staff may be understandably reluctant to transform assessment practices without robust evidence of the benefits and rationale for doing so and some guidance regarding how to do so successfully. A systematic approach to…
Descriptors: Student Developed Materials, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Portfolio Assessment
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Gjøtterud, Sigrid; Krogh, Erling – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
Coming from a Nordic environment, professionally working in teacher education, both authors engaged in developmental work and research in the Uluguru mountains in Tanzania. The research is carried out in a community-based organization for vulnerable youth, Mgeta Orphan Education Foundation (MOEF), which builds on principles of action learning and…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Sense of Community
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Smith, David; Qayyum, M. Aslm; Hard, Natascha – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
Studying via the Internet using information tools is a common activity for students in higher education. With students accessing their subject material via the Internet, studies have shown that students have difficulty understanding the complete purpose of an assessment which leads to poor information search practices. The selection of relevant…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cues, Computer Assisted Testing, Higher Education
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Mertens, Donna M. – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
Transformative researchers have the potential to contribute to both personal and societal transformation. In this article, I argue that the two are intertwined and that personal transformation is a necessary component of research that is designed to support change at the societal level in the form of furthering human rights and social justice. I…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Social Change, Civil Rights
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Tobin, Bernie – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
It is acknowledged that parental engagement with children's learning and education is of vital importance. But, there is a tendency to confuse engagement with learning with engagement with the school. While all types of parents' involvement can have a positive effect, it is actually what parents do with their child at home that has the greatest…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Self Efficacy
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Fitzsimons, Sabrina; Farren, Margaret – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
In its broadest and historical sense, place-based education refers to education that occurs outside of the physical boundaries of a school building (Dewey 1910; Sobel 1996; Theobald 1997; Woodhouse and Knapp 2000). Place-based education, colloquially referred to as the "field trip", is predominantly considered a pedagogic tool of the…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Museums, Field Trips, Teacher Education Programs
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Inoue, Noriyuki – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
In Western cultures, subjectivity has often been seen as the "black sheep" of educational research because of its heavy emphasis on objectivity. Consequently many research initiatives in education share the assumption that objective reasoning should play a central role. However, mentoring teachers' practice improvement research often…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Mentors, Action Research, Case Studies
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Walton, Joan – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
This paper offers a response to Dr. Noriyuki Inoue's article published in this issue of the "International Journal for Transformative" research, entitled "The Role of Subjectivity in Teacher Expertise Development: Mindfully Embracing the 'Black Sheep' of Educational Research." Inoue freely uses the terms…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Research, Asian Culture, Foreign Countries
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Saracco, Susanna – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
Philosophy of childhood is a field of inquiry in which the protagonists are adults, who are trying to understand children, and children, who are trying to be understood by adults. These two operating agents must find a common ground that renders their communication possible. This piece develops and illustrates the notion that no theorisation can…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Inoue, Noriyuki – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
In this response paper to Joan Walton's commentary on his article "The Role of Subjectivity in Teacher Expertise Development: Mindfully Embracing the 'Black Sheep' of Educational Research", Inoue acknowledges reading Dr. Walton's response to his paper with great interest and her discussion is a good follow up to the issues that he raised…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Educational History, Cultural Influences, Educational Research
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Hammond, Michael – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
This paper looks at blogging by academics and argues that there is a niche role for an academic blog informed by principles of transformative learning. I begin by describing my experiences of blogging, first, as a reader while carrying out my own doctoral research, next, as a teacher introducing blogs to my students, then as a writer of my own…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, College Faculty, Electronic Publishing, Writing (Composition)
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