Item description for Towards Globo Sapiens by Patricia Kelly...
Global and local studies show that the present growth-based approach to development is unsustainable. If we are serious about surviving the 21st century we will need graduates who are not simply 'globally portable' or even 'globally competent', but also wise global citizens, Globo sapiens. This book contributes to what educators need to know, do and be in order to support transformative learning. The book is based on work with large, socially and culturally diverse, first-year engineering students at an Australian university of technology. It shows that reflective journals, with appropriate planning and support, can be one pillar of a transformative pedagogy which can encourage significant and even transformative attitude change in relation to gender, culture and the environment. It also offers evidence of improved communication skills and other tangible changes to counter common criticisms that such work is "airy-fairy" and irrelevant. The author combines communication theory with critical futures thinking to provide layered understandings of how transformative learning affected students' thinking, learning and behaviour. So the book is both a case-study and a detailed response to the personal and professional challenges that educators all over the world will face as they try to guide students in sustainable directions. It will be useful to teachers in higher education, especially those interested in internationalisation of the curriculum, transformative learning and values change for sustainable futures.
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Studio: Sense Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Sense Publishers
ISBN 9087902921 ISBN13 9789087902926
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More About Patricia Kelly
Patricia Kelly holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from DePaul University and a master's degree from Loyola University in Chicago. She has taught conferences for the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and was the director of quality improvement at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. She is a professor emerita at Purdue University --Calumet. She continues to work as a part-time staff nurse in the emergency department and is an active Red Cross disaster relief volunteer.
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Reflexive pedagogy for global transformations Oct 9, 2008
I recommend this book because it provides a stellar example of an approach to teaching and to pedagogical thinking that aims for the reflexivity and inner transformations that we know are necessary if we are to transform our external structures in ways life-saving to people, planet, and just purpose.Brenda Dervin, PhD.