Pathways to Transformation

Learning in Relationship

Edited by:
Carrie J. Boden, Texas State University
Sola M. Kippers, Capella University

A volume in the series: Innovative Perspectives of Higher Education: Research, Theory and Practice. Editor(s): Kathleen P. King, University of Central Florida.

Published 2012

Pathways to Transformation: Learning in Relationship is an edited collection that synthesizes current research on transformative learning and expands the current knowledge-base. This book is timely and significant as it provides a synthesis of some of the most exciting research in two fields: adult education and human services.

The objectives of this themed edited collection, Pathways to Transformation: Learning in Relationship, are threefold. First, this collection serves as a space to synthesize current research on transformative learning. Through an extensive literature review, the editors have discerned several important strands of research in the area of transformative learning and solicited chapters dealing with these topics. The second objective of the collection is to expand the current knowledge-base in the area of transformative learning by creating a space for dialog on the subject and bringing together diverse voices. The third objective of the collection is to transcend the field of adult education, with a specific goal to reach an audience in human services (psychology, counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy).

Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction, Carrie J. Boden McGill and Sola M. Kippers. Relatioship with Self and Others. Part I: The Role of Communication and Dialogue in Transformative Learning. Meaningful Conversations: Coaching to Transform the Heart, Head, and Hands of Teaching and Learning, Angela Webster-Smith, Shelly Albritton, and Patty Kohler-Evans. Learning About Learning in Relationships: Novice Teacher Educators Give Transformative Dialogue a Try, Elizabeth Bondy, Lauren Tripp, and D. Alvarez Caron. Communication is the Relationship, Julien C. Mirivel. Narrative Tools for Facilitating Research and Learning for Transformation, Leann M. R. Kaiser and Elizabeth A. Erichsen. Part II: Learning in Relationship with Self and Others. Narrative, Somatic, and Social/Constructivist Approaches to Transformative Learning in Training Programs for the Helping Professions, Daniel Stroud, Julie Prindle, and Stacy England. In Hope of Transformation: Teaching and Learning Through Relational Practice in the Adult Learning Classroom, Teresa J. Carter. Spiritual Autobiography: A Transformative Journey for a Counselor in Training, Michelle Kelley Shuler and Katrina Cook. Developing Scholarship Through Mentoring and Reflection: A Transformative Process for Doctoral Students, Brandé Flamez, Javier Cavazos Jr., Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich, and Joshua C. Watson. The Transformative Relationship Within Teaching Counseling Skills and Methods: Implications for Training and Practice, Laura J. Fazio-Griffith. The Role of Faculty in Dispositional Development of Teacher Candidates: A Neglected Voice in Teacher Preparation, Janet Filer, Candice Dowd Barnes, and Mark Cooper. Relationship with Technology, Culture, and Context. Part I: Transformative Learning in Multicultural, Cross-Cultural, and Intercultural Contexts. Easing Teacher Candidates Toward Cultural Competence Through the Multicultural Step Out, Freddie A. Bowles and Nancy P. Gallavan. The Transformative Path of Local, Cross-Cultural Relationships, Ellen L. Marmon. In Black and White: Transformation Through Examined Selves, Gabriele Strohschen. Developing Intercultural Effectiveness Competencies: The Journey of Transformative Learning and Cross-Cultural Learning for Foreign-Born Faculty in American Higher Education, Pi-Chi Han. Transformational Learning Experience of Haitian Americans in Response to the Earthquake in Haiti, Emmanuel Jean Francois and William H. Young III. Part II: Learning in Relationship with Culture, Context, and Technology. Rhythm, Rhyme, Reel, Resistance: Transformative Learning Using African American Popular Culture, I. Malik Saafir. Transformative Learning Experiences of Black African International Students, Alex Kumi Yeboah and William H. Young III. Facilitating Transformative Learning Opportunities in Higher Education Contexts for Adult Learners in Online and Virtual Spaces, Kathleen P. King and Shelley Stewart. Video Technology: Transforming Reflective Practice, Sejal Parikh and Christopher Janson. Relationship with Education adn Human Services Fields. Advancing Transformative Theory: Multifold and Cyclical Transformation, Fujuan Tan and Lee Nabb. The Self in Transformation: What Gets Transformed in Transformative Learning? Ted Fleming. Exploring Positive Life Changes in Response to Cancer: Perspective Transformation and Posttraumatic Growth, Allen C. Sherman, Avinash Thombre, and Stephanie Simonton. About the Editors. About the Contributors.

"This book can be read as a whole by anyone interested in pedagogy and is an effective tool not only for developing teaching capacities, but also for enhancing empathetic responses of teachers and counselors to a diversity of learners. In either case, reading this text could benefit a new teacher seeking to discern his or her own teaching practice, the experienced teacher who is confronted by technological and cultural changes in the classroom, and the adult learner who could gain a more conscious understanding of his or her own learning styles. The dual foci for the essays - adult education and counselor education - support but do not distract from the editors' primary aim - providing a guide for transformative learning in relationship." Stephanie Riley Boston University in Teaching Theology and Religion

> Metro NY online piece about the book.