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A Journey of Transformation: A Model of Educators' Learning Experiences in Educational Technology

Adult Education Research Conference Annual Meeting,


A model of educators' learning experiences in educational technology was developed by studying 205 educators who participated in professional development in educational technology at metropolitan area graduate schools of education over a 7-year period. Data were gathered over the entire semester for all participants. Additional data on a limited number of participants were also gathered one and 12-14 months after they had completed the professional development experience. All 205 participants completed a pilot survey. Additional data sources were as follows: 748 entries in electronic journals; 58 interview transcripts, and 25 reflective essays about the professional development learning experience. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of the data resulted in a model of the teachers' journey of transformation that consisted of four stages and 10 perspective transformation stages as follows: (1) fear and uncertainty (a disorienting dilemma; self-examination); (2) testing and exploring (a critical assessment of epistemic, sociocultural, or psychic assumptions; recognition that one's discontent and the process of transformation are shared; exploration of options for new roles, relationships, and actions); (3) affirming and connecting (planning a course of action; acquiring knowledge and skills for implementing one's plans; building competence and self-confidence in new roles and relationships); and (4) new perspectives (reintegration of a new perspective into one's life). (20 references) (MN)


King, K.P. (2002). A Journey of Transformation: A Model of Educators' Learning Experiences in Educational Technology. Presented at Adult Education Research Conference Annual Meeting 2002. Retrieved August 18, 2022 from .

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