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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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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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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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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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Cater, Kaaryn – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
It is my privilege to work as a tertiary learning advisor (TLA). Through my role I have had the opportunity to form unique relationships with students during individual consultations. This has enabled me to observe student behaviour, and the metacognitive strategies students use to negotiate the myriad challenges of tertiary study. I noticed…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Behavior, Metacognition, Coping
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Crotty, Yvonne; D'Arcy, Jimmy; Sweeney, David – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is an Irish amateur sporting and cultural organisation. It represents in excess of 20,000 teams nationwide and is committed to supporting the development of players and coaches through its Coach Education Programme (CEP). A strategic goal of the CEP is to supplement the traditional field based coach education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, Athletics, Athletic Coaches
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