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Welcome to the Saskatchewan Action Research Network… SARN 2016-2017

Welcome to the Saskatchewan Action Research Network… SARN 2016-2017 Thanks to the Ministry of the Economy (and the Ministry of Advanced Education for several years before that), our Saskatchewan Action Research Network is looking forward to another exciting year. Year … Continue reading

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“Lessons Learned In 2015-2016” Adult Literacy/Basic Education & Transformative Learning

Would this Blog Theme be a Good Idea? I proposed the idea of a monthly blog series on transformative learning a year ago at our spring SARN Advisory Board meeting. But, I did so with a lot of trepidation. Was it … 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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