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Volume 2, Issue 2, November 2008 - My Classroom: Reflection on Practise and Practices

Transformative Dialogues: teaching and learning eJournal

Personal Scholarship about real learning by current educators and students.

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o    My Classroom - Dr. Balbir Kaur Gurm, Editor-in-Chief, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Articles & Essays

o    Enhanced Student Learning Through Applied Constructivist Theory - Sharon R. Collins, College of the North Atlantic

o    Reaching Beyond the Classroom to Virtual Mentors - Linda L. Brennan, Mercer University

o    Shared Learning Unit: An Innovation in Clinical Education - Judith DeGroot, Roberta Jokanovich, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

o    Social Work Education and Spirituality: An Undergraduate Perspective - Violet J. Morgan, Helga E. Berwick, Christine A. Walsh, University of Calgary

o    Teaching in the Global Society: Exploring an Educational Program in an International Setting from the Perspective of Graduate Students - Mary Jane Harkins, Mount Saint Vincent University, Lynne Healy, Acadia University

o    The Small City as Classroom: Academic Service Learning Participants Reflect - Ginny Ratsoy, Thompson Rivers University

o    Using Found Object Visuals to Crystallize Learning - Dr. Roben Torosyan, Fairfield University

o    When Students Teach: Performance Based Assessment - Sylvia McLellan, Shaughnessy Street Early Learning Center

o    Writing Content: Applied Learning Journals & Writing to Think - Elly Morgan & Alissa Bick Ehrenkranz, Kwantlen Polytechnic University


o    Baring it on the Blog - Ruth Rodgers, Durham College/UOIT

o    Circularity of My World - My Work, My World - Iris Rich-McQuay, Thompson Rivers University

o    Classroom Under a Tree - Dr. Gira Bhatt, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

o    Displaced Blame - Dr. Laurie Winder, Western Washington University

o    Outside School, Inside the Real World - Malia Pawson, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

o    The Real World of the Classroom - Dr. Elaine Decker, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

o    Uncovering my Whiteness and Unlearning Racism - Dr. Jody D. Horn, Oklahoma City University

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With grateful thanks to the Reviewers for this Issue:


Stephanie Chu, Martin Jenkins, Marianne Poumay, Maree O'Keefe, Lynn Taylor, Lesley Hemsworth, Joel Murray, Joe Greenholtz, Iain Doherty, Dianne Symonds, Chris Garrett, Carol Hansen, Betsy Newell Decyk, Balbir Gurm, Alice Macpherson, Al Valleau, Adrienne Huber.

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