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Transformative Inquiry - Michele T.D. Tanaka PhD, Nicholas R.G. Stanger PhD, Vanessa T. Tse & Maureen Farish

Transformative Inquiry

Author Michele T.D. Tanaka PhD, Nicholas R.G. Stanger PhD, Vanessa T. Tse & Maureen Farish

  • Published: 2014-04-02
  • Category: Education

Description

Welcome to the process of Transformative Inquiry. The term Transformative Inquiry (TI) refers to a multi-faceted process that includes particular concepts, actions and philosophical approaches. This iBook is written primarily for the mentors (instructors) and inquirers (pre-service teachers) who participate in the TI course hosted at the University of Victoria. It is a guide for us as we engage in TI together as learner~teacher~researchers. 
TI is a practice, where we engage in new activities and routines as educators.  We employ different modalities in order to expand our ways of being in educational contexts. You are not alone in this expansion, the instructors continue learning as well. TI is also a stance, in that it can become a way of being an educator; the lens through which we look that draws from our cultural paradigms and worldviews. Through developing the practice and stance of TI within the course, we hope to transform both practice and stance in order to benefit all future students with whom we interact.