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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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McLoughlin, Kevin; Farren, Margaret – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
Technical Graphics is one of the technology subjects taught at Junior Certificate level in post- primary schools in Ireland. The Junior Certificate examination is held at the end of the Junior Cycle in post-primary schools, which caters for students aged from 12 to 15 years. As a teacher of Technical Graphics for the past seven years, I have…
Descriptors: Action Research, Secondary School Students, Technology Education, Computer Graphics
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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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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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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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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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Gjotterud, Sigrid Mari; Krogh, Erling; Dyngeland, Cecilie; Mwakasumba, Nicholaus Solomon – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
Transformative experiences can happen at unexpected times, in unexpected ways. This paper tells the story of how a gift of a goat can lead to the transformation of a life. Many organisations globally are engaged in a struggle to overcome poverty and injustice by providing livestock as a means for transformation. The animals in themselves are not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Transformative Learning, Children
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Farren, Margaret; Crotty, Yvonne; Kilboy, Laura – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
This study shows the transformative potential of action research and information and communications technology (ICT) in the second language (L2) classroom. Two enquiries from teacher-researchers are detailed in the article. Their engagement in a collaborative professional development Masters programme was pivotal in designing and implementing ICT…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Action Research, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Crotty, Yvonne – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2014
In this article, I communicate and explain what it means for me to have an educational entrepreneurial approach to teaching and research. The communication of what I value requires that I move beyond text-based accounts to include multimedia forms of representation (Eisner, 1997). This explanation includes a responsibility for students and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Entrepreneurship, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods