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1. Heaton, Michelle G. A Pedagogy of Hope: Levers of Change in Transformative Place-based Learning Systems.

Degree: PhD, Antioch New England: Environmental Studies, 2020, Antioch University

In response to mounting wicked environmental problems and an outdated U.S. educational system, this dissertation investigates transformative place-based education as an adaptive boundary system that connects individual learning to positive social-ecological change. The research approaches learning through a systems lens through a novel framework of Social-ecological Systems, Place-based Education, and Transformative Learning Theories. A three-part mixed methods approach, including content analysis of the literature, phenomenological interviews with experts in place-based education, and fuzzy-logic cognitive mapping with educators at three schools practicing the principles of place-based education, is used to examine transformative place-based education from the perspectives of current U.S. place-based educators. Twenty-four components of a transformative place-based learning system are identified in the research and used in constructing fuzzy-logic cognitive maps. Four essential themes emerge from the data that are discussed as levers that link individual learning to positive social-ecological change: active engagement, context and connection to place, collaborative real-world problem solving, and courageous leadership. The research indicates that most central to transformative place-based learning experiences is real-world problem solving. The causal relationships between real-world problem solving and almost every other learning system component, including agency, change, and place, creates the strongest link in this study between individual learning and positive social-ecological change. Advisors/Committee Members: Karlan, Jimmy (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Education; Educational Theory; Environmental Education; Environmental Science; Environmental Studies; place-based education; transformative learning; fuzzy-logic cognitive mapping; social-ecological systems; learning systems; real-world problem solving

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APA (6th Edition):

Heaton, M. G. (2020). A Pedagogy of Hope: Levers of Change in Transformative Place-based Learning Systems. (Doctoral Dissertation). Antioch University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1588265231971143

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Heaton, Michelle G. “A Pedagogy of Hope: Levers of Change in Transformative Place-based Learning Systems.” 2020. Doctoral Dissertation, Antioch University. Accessed June 01, 2020. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1588265231971143.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Heaton, Michelle G. “A Pedagogy of Hope: Levers of Change in Transformative Place-based Learning Systems.” 2020. Web. 01 Jun 2020.

Vancouver:

Heaton MG. A Pedagogy of Hope: Levers of Change in Transformative Place-based Learning Systems. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Antioch University; 2020. [cited 2020 Jun 01]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1588265231971143.

Council of Science Editors:

Heaton MG. A Pedagogy of Hope: Levers of Change in Transformative Place-based Learning Systems. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Antioch University; 2020. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1588265231971143

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