Innovations in Transformative Learning: Space, Culture, and the Arts

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This book addresses the disparity between transformative learning theory as espoused and practiced in the classrooms of the academy, and its application beyond. It articulates new models of transformative education that integrate transformative learning theory with other models of change and development. The three editors and eleven contributors draw on both theory and practice to illustrate how transformative learning has been introduced to a variety of settings and cultures, and synergistically integrated with theories of communication, participatory action research, and communities of inquiry and practice. Organized around the themes of creating space for learning; looking though the lenses of culture, diversity, and difference; and animating awareness through the expressive and performative arts, this collection will broaden awareness and aid scholars, students, and practitioners in using transformative learning as an approach to adult learning and social and organizational change in a range of settings.

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Ch. 1 Introduction: New Dimensions in Transformative Education Beth Fisher-Yoshida Fisher-Yoshida, Beth Kathy D. Geller Geller, Kathy D. Steven A. Schapiro Schapiro, Steven A.

Sect. 1 Creating Space for Transformative Learning

Ch. 2 Learning in the Space Between Us Martin J. Leahy Leahy, Martin J. M. Sue Gilly Gilly, M. Sue

Ch. 3 Learning Space/Work Space: Can We Make Room for Transformative Learning in Organizations? Pamela Meyer Meyer, Pamela

Ch. 4 Transformative Learning in Participative Processes That Reframe Self-Identity Beth Fisher-Yoshida Fisher-Yoshida, Beth

Ch. 5 A Crucible for Transformation: The Alchemy of Student-Centered Education for Adults at Midlife Steven A. Schapiro Schapiro, Steven A.

Section 1 Summary: Creating Space for Transformative Learning Steven A. Schapiro Schapiro, Steven A.

Sect. 2 Looking through the lens of culture, difference, and diversity

Ch. 6 Culture Matters: Developing Culturally Responsive Transformative Learning Experiences in Communities of Color Charlyn Green Fareed Fareed, Charlyn Green

Ch. 7 Socially Constructing a Transformed Self-view and Worldview Ann Davis Davis, Ann

Ch. 8 Engaging Diversity: Disorienting Dilemmas That Transform Relationships Ilene C. Wasserman Wasserman, Ilene C. Placida Gallegos Gallegos, Placida

Ch. 9 Transformative Learning Dynamics for Developing Relational Leaders Kathy D. Geller Geller, Kathy D.

Section 2 Summary: Looking through the Lens of Culture, Difference, and Diversity Kathy D. Geller Geller, Kathy D.

Sect. 3 Animating awareness through the expressive and performative arts

Ch. 10 Storytelling and Transformational Learning Annabelle Nelson Nelson,Annabelle

Ch. 11 Bodymindfulness for Skillful Use of Self Adair Linn Nagata Nagata, Adair Linn

Ch. 12 Dreamscape: A Multimedia Collaboration Method Tiffany von Emmel von Emmel, Tiffany

Ch. 13 Black Mama Sauce: Embodied Transformative Education Hameed (Herukhuti) S. Williams Williams, Hameed (Herukhuti) S.

Section 3 Summary: Animating Awareness Through the Expressive and Performative Arts Beth Fisher-Yoshida Fisher-Yoshida, Beth

Ch. 14 Conclusion: Educating for Transformative Learning Beth Fisher-Yoshida Fisher-Yoshida, Beth Kathy D. Geller Geller, Kathy D. Steven A. Schapiro Schapiro, Steven A.


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