Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2007 - Forging our Own Path

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.


Program for the Forging our Own Path Symposium

Opening Remarks

Gordon Lee, VP, Strategic Services,
Kwantlen University College

Keynote Panel

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

Educational Benefits of Student Research Projects
Gary Jones

Using Real-World Projects in Constructivist Learning Environments
Dr. Andy Law

Peer Mentoring Alliances: Transformational Leadership & Scholarship from the Inside Out
Alice Macpherson
Poster PDF

Citizenship and Global Perspective - HIV/AIDS service organizations in Kenya
Dr. Peter Njenga

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.

Contact Transformative Dialogues: td@kpu.ca

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