Transformative Learning in Practice: Insights from Community, Workplace, and Higher Education / Edition 1

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Overview

Transformative learning is becoming influential in all areas of the educational landscape. In Transformative Learning in Practice, leading authorities and practitioners working in a variety of national and international settings, including college classrooms, corporate workshops, online, and informal groups in rural communities, offer insights and a wealth of strategies for fostering transformative learning in and out of the classroom.

Transformative Learning in Practice will help readers:

Learn the most effective practices for promoting transformative learning

Understand the most helpful ways transformative learning informs practice

Find out how the teaching setting shapes the practice of transformative learning

Discover the successes, strength, and outcomes of fostering transformative learning

Recognize the risks and challenges of practicing transformative learning

This comprehensive resource includes an introduction to the theory of transformative learning, a brief overview of the growing body of research on the topic, and a discussion of areas for future exploration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470257906
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/26/2009
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 420,099
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

About the Authors xv

Part 1 Introduction 1

1 Fostering Transformative Learning Edward W. Taylor 3

2 Transformative Learning Theory Jack Mezirow 18

Part 2 Transformative Learning as Higher Education 33

3 Creating Alternative Realities: Arts-Based Approaches to Transformative Learning Shauna Butterwick Randee Lipson Lawrence 35

4 Constructive Teaching and Learning: Collaboration in a Sociology Classroom Debra Langan Ron Sheese Deborah Davidson 46

5 Facilitating Transformative Learning: Engaging Emotions in an Online Context John M. Dirkx Regina O. Smith 57

6 Fostering Transformative Learning in Leadership Development Joe F. Donaldson 67

7 Mentoring: When Learners Make the Learning Alan Mandell Lee Herman 78

8 Transformative Approaches to Culturally Responsive Teaching: Engaging Cultural Imagination Elizabeth J. Tisdell Derise E. Tolliver 89

9 Promoting Dialogic Teaching Among Higher Education Faculty in South Africa Sarah Gravett Nadine Petersen 100

10 Transformative Palliative Care Education Rod MacLeod Tony Egan 111

Part 3 Transformative Learning As Workplace Education 123

11 Engaging Critical Reflection in Corporate America Stephen Brookfield 125

12 Charting the Course: How Storytelling Can Foster Communicative Learning in the Workspace Jo A. Tyler 136

13 Coaching to Transform Perpective Beth Fisher-Yoshida 148

14 The Transformative Potential of Action Learning Conversations: Developing Critically Reflective Practice Skills Victoria J. Marsick Terrence E. Maltbia 160

15 Transformative Learning in Adult Basic Education Kathleen P. King Barbara P. Heuer 172

16 From Tradesperson to Teacher: A TransformativeTransition Patricia Cranton 182

Part 4 Transformative Learning As Community And Social Change 191

17 Fostering a Learning Sanctuary for Transformation in Sustainability Education Elizabeth A. Lange 193

18 Popular Education, Women's Work, and Transforming Lives in Bolivia Catherine A. Hansman Judith Kollins Wright 205

19 Promoting Personal Empowerment with Women in East Harlem Through Journalling and Coaching Susan R. Meyer 216

20 Breaking Out of the Egg: Methods of Transformative Learning in Rural West Africa Peter Easton Karen Monkman Rebecca Miles 227

21 Farmer Field Schools: A Platform for Transformative Learning in Rural Africa Deborah Duveskog Esbern Friis-Hansen 240

22 Collaborative Inquiry in Action: Transformative Learning Through Co-Inquiry Lucia Alcántara Sandra Hayes Lyle Yorks 251

23 Challenging Racism in Self and Others: Transformative Learning as a Living Practice European-American Collaborative Challenging Whiteness|262

Part 5 Reflections 273

24 Looking Forward by Looking Back: Reflections on the Practice of Transformative Learning Edward W. Taylor Jodi Jarecke 275

Index 291

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