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Tharp, D. Scott – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
The development of college students' cultural competence is important in an increasingly diverse world. This exploratory, qualitative, action research study examined how 158 first-year students understood and applied core concepts after participating in a standardized diversity and social justice lesson plan designed using transformative education…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Cultural Awareness, Qualitative Research, Action Research
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Merga, Margaret K.; Booth, Sarah – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
The English classroom is a space in which issues of social justice can be explored through texts, using a critical literacy approach. Indigenous Australians have been subject to racist policies throughout postcolonial Australian history, and racist attitudes toward Australia's original inhabitants prevail. This article suggests that racism in the…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Critical Literacy, English Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Westoby, Peter; Lyons, Kristen – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This article analyses the sustainability school (SS) program of the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), Uganda. The focus is on how the social network, enabled by the SS program, fosters social and transformative learning. The significance of this approach to community-based education for social change, including in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Social Change, Social Action
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Walters, Colleen; Charles, Jennell; Bingham, Sue – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
In recent years, there has been a rapid rise in the number of universities offering students opportunities to study abroad. Traditional semester-long programs have been shortened with many new programs ranging anywhere from 1 to 8 weeks in length. The increased number of short-term programs has enabled professional degree programs, such as…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Learning Theories
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Klatt, Maryanna D. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
Contemplative education courses and academic programs emerging in universities across the United States and internationally have a unique opportunity to help students gain both self-awareness and an awareness of how the self is situated in a larger context. Research utilizing meditation in higher education shows promise in strengthening stress…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Self Concept
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Hersted, Lone – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
Whether an organization prospers depends importantly on the relationships among its participants, and central to the success of relationships is the process of dialogue. This article describes an action-based educational practice for enhancing dialogical and relational skills among members of an organization. The effort draws on concepts of…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Skill Development, Metacognition, Adult Learning
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Shor, Rachel; Cattaneo, Lauren; Calton, Jenna – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This study extended research on transformational service learning by examining the impact that a community placement context can have on college students' transformational processes. Kiely's "Transformational Service-Learning Process Model" was used as a framework to better understand how context, dissonance, and student reactions are…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Transformative Learning, Models, Guidelines
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Schapiro, Steven A.; Gallegos, Placida V.; Stashower, Keren; Clark, Donna F. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This article is a reflective essay that explores the question: What can the content and experience of the conference tell us about the state of theory and practice in the field of TL; where is it today and where it may be going in the future? The 12th International Transformative Learning Conference (ITLC) held October 19-23 at Pacific Lutheran…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Transformative Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Trends
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Anderson Sathe, Laurie; Geisler, Carol C. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
Faculty in a transdisciplinary graduate program in holistic health studies, which is grounded in transformational learning led a study abroad course in India. The focus of the course is on perspectives of health and healing in India, including an understanding of Yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic medicine, and Tibetan medicine. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Study Abroad, Graduate Students, Qualitative Research
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Woodrow, Kelli; Caruana, Vicki – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
In this article, we investigate whether, and in what ways, the learning experiences in a capstone course in reflective teaching impact the perspective transformations (PT) of preservice teachers toward a diverse K-12 student population and the plans of preservice teachers to take future action as change agents. Using an adaptation of the Learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Transformative Learning, Learning Experience
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Kester, Kevin – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This article examines higher education for peace inside the United Nations (UN). It offers an overview and synthesis of core concepts, organizing frameworks and theoretical premises in the field of peace and conflict studies (PACS) higher education and in the UN universities in particular, as the field aspires toward transformative learning and…
Descriptors: Peace, Criticism, Social Justice, Transformative Learning
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Hooper, Michaela D. Willi; Scharf, Emily – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This literature review is intended to examine transformative learning within the context of academic libraries and its applications for librarians. Although the main audience is academic librarians who facilitate student learning, it may also be of interest to other practitioners and researchers who are interested in applying transformative…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Academic Libraries, Literature Reviews, Library Instruction
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Walker, Jude – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
Shame both stymies and motivates learning; it prevents adults from participating in educational programs yet, with accompanied self-examination, it can be the catalyst for transformation. While fundamental for understanding adult learning, shame is (shamefully) inadequately theorized in the field of adult education: We don't talk enough about…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Psychological Patterns, Transformative Learning, Adult Education
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Lear, Glenna – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
This article explores women's midlife learning as an awakening of the self in the process of being in the world and interacting with others and uses the author's personal experience of transformation as a developmental change with the emergence of personal growth and self-realization of a more complete, balanced, and fulfilled self. In the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Females, Individual Development, Metacognition
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Hathaway, Mark D. – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
Joanna Macy's "Work that Reconnects" (WTR) is a transformative learning process that endeavors to help participants acknowledge, experience, and understand the emotions that may either empower or inhibit action to address the ecological crisis. The WTR seeks to work through grief, fear, and despair to animate a sense of active,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Processes, Neurosciences, Grief
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