Tag Archive: Transformative Learning

Immersion in Development Studies as a Source of Transformative Learning: A Narrative Analysis of the Transformative Learning Experiences of the Students of Kimmage Development Studies Centre

Transformative learning may occur when an individual critically reflects upon beliefs that limit or distort their perception of reality and chooses to explore alternative understandings that consequently change their way of seeing and acting in the world. The academic discipline of¬†Development Studies aims to educate and train future agents of change within society. Both transformative …

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The role of emancipatory education in a refugee camp setting: A case study of the students of the GBS programme.

This dissertation is built on a case study of the Global Border Studies programme, a post ten programme delivered in Pu Dooplaya Junior College in Nu Po Refugee camp on the Thailand/Burma border. I took a post positivist approach and used life story interviewing techniques to gather data from nine of the twelve students who …

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Through a different lens: The potential impact of development education on a short-term volunteer

This study examines the potential impact that development education could have on a short-term volunteer. It also recommends ways in which a short-term volunteer sending organisation could adopt a development education programme into their organisational approach. In order to research the potential impact of development education I use two Irish short-term volunteer sending organisations in …

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