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Pruett, Dave – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2022
Humanity is in a tight race between planetary catastrophe and enlightenment. It is not clear which will prevail. The old paradigm, that of materialism, individualism, and fierce competition, is failing at all levels--economic, social, political, and environmental--and bringing life as we know it to the edge of a precipice. At the same time, a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Indigenous Knowledge, Climate, Scientific Research
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Egan, Kieran; Crotty, Yvonne – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
An Irish Government directive to close colleges amid the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a switch to emergency remote teaching. Many lecturers unused to practicing online began teaching students who were unfamiliar with online learning. Completion of the semester does not necessarily indicate that it is practicable for a more extended period. This…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Change, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Walton, Paul H.; Walton, Daniel J. – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
The traditional "leaky pipeline" plots are widely used to inform gender equality policy and practice. Herein, we demonstrate how a statistical phenomenon known as Simpson's paradox can obscure trends in gender "leaky pipeline" plots. Our approach has been to use Excel spreadsheets to generate hypothetical "leaky…
Descriptors: Spreadsheets, Gender Bias, Models, Data Collection
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Smith, David – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
Preparing and teaching subjects in the Higher Education environment has been attracting much attention over the past decade as the sector diversifies and adds online instruction to its on campus delivery to cater to the increased demand for flexibility and choice from students. University lecturers are now required to assume greater responsibility…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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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)