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Waterman, Laurel – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2022
This article is a narrative account of my search for knowledge about the nature of consciousness, and the implications of my findings for research and education. For over three decades, I accepted the dominant script presented to me through my education, both formal and informal, which assumes that the brain creates consciousness. Further, when…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Personal Narratives, Inquiry, Death
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Friedman, Mitchell – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
My participation in a 12-step addiction program based on the principles and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been critical for my leadership development. As I worked to refrain from addictive behaviors and practiced 12-step principles, I experienced a shift from individualistic, self-centered leadership towards a servant leader…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Personal Narratives, Alcoholism, Leaders
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Farrell, Peter – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
The author, a school principal with significant classroom responsibilities recounts his journey towards authenticity as an independent teacher-researcher. His career as a researcher began in the scientific-knowledge tradition and then moved into the practical-knowledge tradition. He describes how Donald Schön, the father of reflective practice,…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Researchers, Faculty Development, Educational Practices
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Pratt, Dee; Peat, Beth – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2014
This account explores the divergent perspectives of supervisor and student interacting in self-study research, showing how both participants were transformed by the experience. Although both supervisor and student had faced similar problems as mature students engaging in doctoral study, and both possessed strong convictions about their chosen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Transformative Learning, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Walton, Joan – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2014
Since Mezirow, there has been considerable research into transformative learning. However the research methods generally used have been of the same kind that are drawn on to inquire into any area of interest. A key aim of this journal is to explore the transformative possibilities of research, and in the process to investigate creative methods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Research Methodology, Research