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.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2009. XII, 308 pp., num. ill.
Contents: Stephen Brookfield: Foreword – Beth Fisher-Yoshida/Kathy D. Geller/Steven A. Schapiro: Introduction: New Dimensions
in Transformative Education – Martin J. Leahy/M. Sue Gilly: Learning in the Space Between Us – Pamela Meyer: Learning Space/Work
Space: Can We Make Room for Transformative Learning in Organizations? – Beth Fisher-Yoshida: Transformative Learning in Participative
Processes That Reframe Self-Identity – Steven A. Schapiro: A Crucible for Transformation: The Alchemy of Student-Centered
Education for Adults at Midlife – Steven A. Schapiro: Section 1 Summary: Creating Space for Transformative Learning – Charlyn
Green Fareed: Culture Matters: Developing Culturally Responsive Transformative Learning Experiences in Communities of Color
– Ann Davis: Socially Constructing a Transformed Self-view and Worldview – Ilene C. Wasserman/Placida Gallegos: Engaging Diversity:
Disorienting Dilemmas That Transform Relationships – Kathy D. Geller: Transformative Learning Dynamics for Developing Relational
Leaders –Kathy D. Geller: Section 2 Summary: Looking through the Lens of Culture, Difference, and Diversity –Annabelle
Nelson: Storytelling and Transformational Learning – Adair Linn Nagata: Bodymindfulness for Skillful Use of Self – Tiffany
von Emmel: Dreamscape: A Multimedia Collaboration Method – Hameed (Herukhuti) S. Williams: Black Mama Sauce: Embodied Transformative
Education – Beth Fisher-Yoshida: Section 3 Summary: Animating Awareness Through the Expressive and Performative Arts – Beth
Fisher-Yoshida/Kathy D. Geller/Steven A. Schapiro: Conclusion: Educating for Transformative Learning.