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Learning Toward an Ecological Consciousness

Selected Transformative Practices

Editors: O'Sullivan, E., Morrell, Amish, O''Connor, Mary Ann (Eds.)

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Transformative learning involves experiencing a deep, structural shift in the basic premises of thought, feelings, and actions. It is a shift of consciousness that dramatically and permanently alters our way of being in the world. Such a shift involves our understanding of ourselves and our self-locations; our relationships with other humans and with the natural world; our understanding of relations of power in interlocking structures of class, race and gender; our body awarenesses; our visions of alternative approaches to living; and our sense of possibilities for social justice and peace and personal joy. The editors of this collection make several challenges to the existing field of transformative learning - the first is to theoreticians, who have attempted to describe the nature of transformative learning without regard to the content of transformative learning. The editors argue that transformative learning theory cannot be constructed in a content-neutral or context-free way. Their second challenge, which assumes the importance content for transformative learning, is to educators as practitioners. The editors argue that transformative learning requires new educational practices consistent with the content. Arts-based research and arts-based teaching/learning practices are one example of such new educational practices. Education for the soul, or spiritual practices such as meditation or modified martial arts or indigenous peoples' forms of teaching/learning, is another example. Each article in the collection presents a possible model of these new practices.

About the authors

EDMUND V. O'SULLIVAN is the Director of the Transformative Learning Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, at the University of Toronto.

AMISH MORRELL is a doctoral candidate, OISE, University of Toronto.

MARY ANN O'CONNOR is a doctoral candidate, OISE, University of Toronto.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Conundrum, Challenge, and Choice

    O’Sullivan, Edmund V. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

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  • Glimpses of an Ecological Consciousness

    O’Sullivan, Edmund V. (et al.)

    Pages 5-23

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  • Transformative Learning for Bioregional Citizenship

    Daloz, Laurent A. Parks

    Pages 29-45

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  • Learning Ecology. A New Approach to Learning and Transforming Ecological Consciousness

    Hill, Stuart B. (et al.)

    Pages 47-64

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  • Graduate Leadership Education in a Socio-Ecological Perspective: Working at the Paradigmatic Interface

    Guerre, Don W. (et al.)

    Pages 65-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning Toward an Ecological Consciousness
Book Subtitle
Selected Transformative Practices
Editors
  • E. O'Sullivan
  • Amish Morrell
  • Mary Ann O''Connor
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8238-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4039-8238-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-29508-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 266
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