Transformative Dialogues: teaching and learning eJournal
Second Issue of Transformative Dialogues - TD.1.2 - October, 2007
Transformative Dialogues is a forum for conversations intended to foster the improvement of adult teaching and learning. TD facilitates the multi-disciplinary exchange of ideas, actions, and results of innovative and professional practice in the scholarship of teaching and learning. These conversations are intended to span a wide range of reflections on the processes of teaching and learning ranging from the scholarly to scholarship. Reflections and understandings shared are focused on improving student and faculty learning, and critical thought processes in their current and future life long learning. We understand that scholarship may play out differently in different disciplines, but the basic principles should be consistent (Boyer, 1992).
Our journal adopts the principle that strategies, techniques and methods of teaching and learning transcend the boundaries of specific subject fields. We welcome relevant contributions from diverse settings such as academia, vocational training, continuing professional development, workplace learning, selected commercial exemplars, and social networking via communications technologies.
This edition is a publication of selected proceedings from Forging our Own Path symposium on teaching and learning held at Kwantlen University College on August 23, 2007. We hope that you find value in these scholarly works.
Gordon Lee, VP, Strategic Services,
Kwantlen University College
What We Value about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
This panel dialogue explored the question of what we value about the scholarship of teaching and learning and how this impacts all of us and our students.
How to Use a $15 million Virtual Reality Environment to Teach Psychology
Dr. Farhad Dastur
Reflection on a Practice Course
Dr. Balbir Gurm
Fitness Training for Frail Seniors
Carol Hansen, Juliet Kemble
Peer Mentoring Alliances: Transformational Leadership & Scholarship from the Inside Out
Teaching and [Un]Learning "Race" to "Non-Black" Students by a "Black" Professor
Dr. Charles Quist-Adade
Practicum in Professional Education: Pre-Service Students' Experiences
Dr. Edwin Ralph, Dr. Keith Walker, Dr. Randy Wimmer
Narrative and Multiple Intelligences to Improve Engagement and Learning
Dr. Allen Stevens, Alice Macpherson
Knowledges Exchange as a Framework for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Dr. Elizabeth Wallace
Applied Rapid Case Methods and Related Training Theory
Dr. David T. Wright
Business Education Influenced by English-as-a-Second Language Approaches
Dr. David T. Wright
With grateful thanks to the Reviewers for this Issue:
Kwantlen Faculty Members - Balbir Gurm (chair), Al Valleau, Ronnie Skolnick, Jim Matteoni, Bob Perkins, David Wright, Sue Birtwell, Alice Macpherson.
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