Saturday, July 7, 2012

Update on Doctoral Journey

I hope to post a paper I'm working on here soon.  It's about transformative learning, or more specifically, the need for communication training to achieve transformative learning.  It occurred to me in the class that I took last month  (6 hours in Atlanta on a Saturday made for a long day, four hours in the car, etc) that if someone is going to use discourse and dialogue for adult education, transformative learning, action inquiry, etc., that a lot of it depends on creating communication climates and sustaining them.  People do not communicate that way naturally.  So that is probably what I will pursue in this paper and probably to some extent the dissertation.  We work on our dissertation as we go in this program, thankfully.