Category Archives: Transformative Learning

Re-Inventing The Saskatchewan Action Research Network (SARN) & Allan’s Farewell

Last June we heard from the Ministry of the Economy that, due to budgetary restraints, SARN would not be funded this year; nor could the Ministry make any promises for future funding for SARN.  While I don’t think any of … Continue reading

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Pauline’s Story: From Basic Education Student to Superintendent of Education

Pauline’s is the last student story for this academic year. Hers is the closing chapter in our nine month series of remarkable stories on the theme of transformative learning and adult literacy & basic education. We began early last fall with … Continue reading

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Phoenix’s Story: “I Died for a Few Minutes”

Transformative learning & the road to  adult literacy/adult basic education ———————————————————————————— French sociologist, Pierre Bourdieu, once wrote: “Reality is not an absolute. It differs with the group to which one belongs.” These past three months have given us a glimpse … Continue reading

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The Influence of Our Children: “Transformative Learning & How We Came To Basic Education” 

First, a correction. In our last posted story, I said Andrea Jonasson–the practitioner who encouraged Billy Castel to submit his story—was a counsellor. My mistake. Andrea is a basic education instructor. My apologies. However, let me again thanks Andrea and … Continue reading

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In Search Of Stories: SARN Explores Transformative Learning

Hi. Welcome to another exciting year with the Saskatchewan Action Research Network. We have a new theme for this year’s blog series—a topic suggested by a reader (hey, if you are reading this, thank you for your idea). This year, … Continue reading

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