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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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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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Emmett, Yvonne – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
In this article, I discuss the contribution of theoretical resources to the transformation in my thinking about professional development and accountability, within an action research self-study of practice as a civil servant, in the context of participation on the Doctor in Education (Leadership) programme at Dublin City University (DCU) in the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Accountability, Action Research, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Schaal, Sonja; Schaal, Steffen; Lude, Armin – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
The valuing of biodiversity is considered to be a first step towards its conservation. Therefore, the aim of the BioDiv2Go project is to combine sensuous experiences discovering biodiversity with mobile technology and a game-based learning approach. Following the competence model for environmental education (Roczen et al, 2014), Geogames (location…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Jones, Jocelyn – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
This paper uses first person inquiry and presentational form to argue the case for a sensory approach to understanding professional connection and disconnection with children who may be being abused. The approach is underpinned by an epistemology or theory of knowledge which stems from a participatory world-view where appearances are not permanent…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Inquiry, Sensory Training, Child Abuse
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Haines Lyon, Charlotte – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
In this paper, I will reflect on the initial reconnaissance, action, and reflection cycle of my doctoral research, exploring Community Philosophy as a tool for critical parental engagement in a primary school (Elliot, 1991). I will examine how I reflexively engaged with my influence on participants, which then significantly influenced the framing…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Philosophy, Educational Research
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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; Kilboy, Laura – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
This paper demonstrates the value of embracing digital technology in order to effect positive change in a non-governmental (NGO) charity organisation, in this case the Irish Charity Crosscause. The outcome of the research was the creation of a charity video, Crosscause: Making a Difference, to showcase humanitarian work in Ireland and Romania with…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Entrepreneurship, Action Research, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Lee, Hyowon – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
In this article, I describe my experience of preparing and delivering a brand new computing undergraduate course in a new university and in doing so, share how the special institutional push of the active learning pedagogy of the university changed the way I prepared and delivered the course, and ended up transforming my own view of teaching. I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Undergraduate Study, Information Technology
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Raith, Andreas – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
In Germany, all-day care and all-day schooling are currently increasing on a large-scale. The extended time children spend in educational institutions could potentially result in limited access to nature experience for children. On the other hand, it could equally create opportunities for informal nature experience if school playgrounds have a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Elementary Education, Playgrounds
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