Critical social theory and transformative learning : evidence in pre-service teachers' service-learning reflection logs
Carrington, Suzanne B. & Selva, Gitta (2010) Critical social theory and transformative learning : evidence in pre-service teachers' service-learning reflection logs. Higher Education Research and Development, 29(1), pp. 45-57.
This paper reports on the opportunities for transformational learning experienced by a group of pre-service teachers who were engaged in service-learning as a pedagogical process with a focus on reflection. Critical social theory informed the design of the reflection process as it enabled a move away from knowledge transmission toward knowledge transformation. The structured reflection log was designed to illustrate the critical social theory expectations of quality learning that teach students to think critically: ideology critique and utopian critique. Butin's lenses and a reflection framework informed by the work of Bain, Ballantyne, Mills and Lester were used in the design of the service-learning reflection log. Reported data provide evidence of transformational learning and highlight how the students critique their world and imagine how they could contribute to a better world in their work as a beginning teacher.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Critical social theory, Pre-service teachers, Reflection, Service-learning, Transformational learning|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Routledge|
|Copyright Statement:||This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the [Higher Education Research and Development] (C)  (copyright Taylor & Francis); [Higher Education Research and Development] is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=07294360&volume=29&issue=1&spage=45|
|Deposited On:||04 May 2010 08:37|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 04:50|
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