Volume 1, Issue 3, March 2008 - Changes and Transition: Change in our Lives and Life in our Changes

Transformative Dialogues: teaching and learning eJournal

Third Issue of Transformative Dialogues - TD.1.3 - March, 2008

This edition is our first international issue and is the products of numerous scholars and reviewers. We hope that you find value in these scholarly works.

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).


Change and transition to the scholarship of teaching and learning
Dr. Balbir Kaur Gurm, Editor-in-Chief, Kwantlen University College

Guest editorial

Changing the Way we Think about Learning
Dr. Richard A. Gale, Visiting Scholar, Douglas College

Articles & Essays

Dialogues in Widening Participation
Dr Barry Cooper, The Open University
Maggie Pickering, Independent Researcher & Consultant

Look out! Here come the boomers: Ageism and the apocalyptic demographic
Paul Boissonnault, M.Ed. Candidate, Simon Fraser University

Peer Coaching: Implication for Teaching and Program Improvement
Dr. Victoria Scott, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Dr. Craig Miner, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Beyond the Comfort Zone: Diversity Issues as Catalyst for Student Learning
Dr. Tanya Long Bennett, North Georgia College and State University

Flexible Grouping in the Higher Education Learning Environment
Dr. Laurie Bedford, Capella University and Northcentral University,
Matthew Wiebe, National American University,
Mimi Tschida, Capella University

The Vulnerable Learner: Moving from Middle to Margin in Dietetic Education
Dr. Jacqui Gingras, Ryerson University


Information R/Evolution
Dr. Michael Wesch, Kansas State University
VIDEO (Click here to start download...requires Windows Media Player)


The classroom and its relationship to culture, scholarship, and faculty review: A reflection
Al Valleau, Kwantlen University College

Enduring Portals of Teaching in a Changing World: A Personal Reflection on My Ps and Cs
Dr. Hamid Akbari, Northeastern Illinois University

Literature Review

Social Change and Diversity Education
Dr. Cathy Bray, Kwantlen University College and Athabasca University

With grateful thanks to the Reviewers for this Issue:

Martin Jenkins, Marianne Poumay, Lynn Taylor, Lesley Hemsworth, Joel Murray, Iain Doherty, Elizabeth Wallace, Dianne Symonds, David Wright, Chris Garrett, Carol Hansen, Betsy Newell Decyk, Balbir Gurm, Alice Macpherson, Al Valleau.

Contact Transformative Dialogues: td@kpu.ca

ISSN 1918-0853