Transforming Self and Community (Faculty Community) Fall 2015

Thursday afternoons: 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 3:30-5:30 PM

Location:  Rose Library Room 5211

Applications are no longer being accepted.  


How can educators/researchers promote sustainable self and community transformation?  Interested teacher-scholars are invited to join an existing Madison Fellowship group focused on brainstorming and advancing scholarly projects related to the content and process of transformation.  This transformation can focus on themes of conflict resolution, human rights, sustainability, global education, religious and cultural understanding, social justice, or self and social change.  The hallmarks of this scholarly community include: (1) identifying the community and self needs and contexts for transformation, (2) understanding content and processes of transformation, (3) identifying the theoretical frameworks and research paradigms that inform the work of transformation, (4) developing interventions that could lead to effective transformation, (5) designing ecologically valid assessments that will indicate progress in research and practice, (6) perhaps piloting some interventions and gathering evidence, (7) disseminating ideas, (8) and celebrating transformation.  As participants work on individual and/or group projects, they will benefit from interdisciplinary input that will help them transform their ideas into rigorous research and evidenced-based practice.

 This Madison Research Fellows group is related to a larger JMU interdisciplinary initiative, the “Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self” Summit Series on transformational learning.  Information can be found at: Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series

Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series Video

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship area outcomes:

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity,
  • Form collaborative scholarly projects with students, faculty, & staff at JMU and other institutions, and
  • Advancing scholarly skills and output.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Understanding the needs, the content, and means of transformational learning processes,
  • Brainstorming or advancing a scholarly project related to the topic,
  • Advancing a scholarly project related to the topic, and
  • Developing plans that could be pilated and disseminated to lead to transforming self and communities.

Partner/Sponsor:  Cultivating the Global Sustainability Self Summit

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