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Transformative Learning Conference 2014 @ UCO

University of Central Oklahoma - TL Conference Team

Friday, March 28, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Transformative Learning Conference 2014 @ UCO

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Thought piece by: Cia Verscheldon

    As I look forward to the Spring 2014 Transformative Learning Conference, I think of one of my favorite quotes from Einstein: "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." The challenges of today’s world will require new sets of strategies and approaches and a kind of intellectual and moral fortitude that we need to be instilling in students now. College students today are no more or less smart or brave or ready to face the future than I was in the 1970’s. However, in an age when information is two clicks away for most of our students, the role of the professor as the imparter of knowledge has taken a backseat to the role of guider in the ways of knowing. What we need today are professors who are igniters of the spark inside every student – the person whose instruction and guidance engages the part of the student that transform her into a lifelong questioner, learner, and problem-solver.

     Transformative teaching and learning, where faculty and students are partners in the process of discovery and deep thinking, is the focus of this gathering of hearts and minds. We will spend a day and a half focusing on how we can, as participants in the processes of teaching and learning on our campuses, engage students in the kinds of inquiry and action that will equip them, body and soul, to leave college with the tools they need to contribute well in their families, their work, and their communities. We will engage ourselves in our own transformation into teachers and learners who have the skills to model the kinds of activities that we know result in the best and most lasting kind of learning. These high-impact practices, including collaborative and problem-based learning, civic engagement, leadership, teamwork, research and other creative endeavors, studies and application around health and wellness, are at the center of our efforts here at UCO, and we all are continuing in the process of learning to do them well and more often and with more of our students.

     We hope you’ll join us to share the experience and wisdom from your work and participate in discussions with colleagues about what they have learned and the questions that they have going forward. In a world so replete with information and in which the problems seem so overwhelming, students are asking for a college experience in which they not only learn about things but learn how to think and reason so that they can do something about things. To engage them in this process of deep learning and empowerment, we need to be constant learners ourselves. We hope you’ll join us in this conversation.


 Transformative Learning Conference 2014 Keynote Presenters




Dr. Melissa Peet

Transformative Learning usually requires students to reflect on their experiences in order to bring to conscious awareness the realizations that lead to perspective expansion or awareness. Dr. Melissa Peet is a leading thinker and researcher who is currently exploring the role tacit knowledge (unconscious and informal ways of knowing) plays in the development of leaders, innovators and extraordinary practitioners across several fields and disciplines. Her research focuses on understanding the types of knowledge, curricula, and learning methods that support students in becoming these kinds of effective leaders, entrepreneurs and change agents. One result of her research is a method of integrative learning that supports students in connecting, reflecting on, and synthesizing knowledge and skills from all areas of life. She has recently developed a methodology, Generative Knowledge Interviewing, for retrieving the tacit knowledge that exists within people — from novices to experts — and is in the process of integrating this methodology with the Integrative Knowledge Portfolio Process on campuses across the country.



Dr. Melissa Peet, Keynote Speaker
Dr. Melissa Peet, conference keynoter, Director of Integrative Learning and Knowledge Management
University of Michigan Ross School of Business.


Dr. Dan Glisczinski

"I am as sick of boring presentations as you are," admitted Medina (2008, p. 93), explaining how the typical academic lecture embodies the antithesis of scholarly, brain-rich teaching and learning (to say nothing of Transformative Learning!). In contrast to what Kohn (1999, p. 218) decried as the "mind numbing" monotony of even the most well-intended academic monologues, Medina explained that brains retain lessons learned through concrete experiences with emotionally cogent and relevant stimuli. Are such research-based insights the . . .

Hello colleagues. Thanks for reading this essay. I'm Dan Glisczinski, and I'm convinced we educators have an amazing profession working together with students to construct understanding. Since earning degrees in English, teaching, and education policy from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota and the University of Minnesota, I've worked as a wilderness educator, high school teacher, middle school teacher, elementary school principal, and college faculty. I'm presently an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota - Duluth, where I teach education psychology, technology, and policy with undergraduates and graduate students. I get excited about studying transformative learning experiences, as these expand our understandings of life's possibilities and purposes.


Dr. Dan Glisczinski, conference keynoter, University of Minnesota - Duluth

Education Psychology, Technology, and Policy

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The Transformative Learning Conference Team tlconference@uco.edu (405) 974-5570


Discount is given for early registration, If the registered participant cannot attend, someone may attend in his or her place. If the Transformative Learning Conference is canceled you will receive full refund. 


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When & Where

Nigh University Center, UCO Campus
100 North University Drive
Edmond, OK 73034

Friday, March 28, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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