Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2007 - What is Scholarship? - Personal Journeys

Transformative Dialogues: teaching and learning eJournal

Welcome to the First Issue of Transformative Dialogues - TD.1.1 - May 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.

Table of Contents


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: From the Beginning
Dr. Balbir Gurm & Alice Macpherson

Articles - Personal Reflections

Reflections on a Humanistic Approach to Teaching & Learning
Sundari Bala

The Educational Marathon of a New Scholar
Thea Berretta

Cascading Self-reflection and Boundary Crossing
Cathy Bray

Studying the Art of Teaching
Sean Conway

A Curious Thing Happened the Other Night
Farhad Dastur

In search of the "Aha!" moment
Alissa Bick Ehrenkranz

Learning-Centred Institutions and the Practice of Teaching and Learning
Robert Fleming

Using Dialogue for Transformation
Balbir Gurm and Alice Macpherson

The Scholarship of Teaching as Transformative Learning
Doug Hamilton

The Process of the Scholarship Learning and Teaching
Carol Hansen

Teaching and learning as scholarship
John Marasigan

Reflections on Learning and Legacy
Carol Marie Oberg

Understandings and Applications
Bob Perkins

What does the scholarship of teaching and learning mean to me?
Charles Quist-Adade

Creativity and Choices
Ronnie Skolnick

Reflections on the scholarship of teaching and learning
Al Valleau

Reflecting upon a Semester in the Shoes of a Student
David Wright

With grateful thanks to the Reviewers for this Issue:

Kwantlen Faculty Members - Ronnie Skolnick, Al Valleau, Balbir Gurm, Alice Macpherson

Contact Transformative Dialogues: td@kpu.ca

ISSN 1918-0853