Re-Seeing in the Mirror of Creative Critical Reflection: Unifying the Identity through the Transformative in the Vocational Classroom
Laurence Cohen, Independent Educator, Tucson, AZ, United States
IJAVET Volume 5, Number 1, ISSN 1947-8607 Publisher: IGI Global
This essay examines the practical application of transformative education in a vocational classroom where students learn how to write a resume. The construction of a new resume in this classroom calls on students to reexamine their previous work history in order to make connections between their past, their present, and their future. This reexamination also calls upon the student to critically reflect on the meaning and structure of their work history and, in the process, examine habits of mind and meaning perspectives which have previously defined them. When students successfully negotiate this process, they find a revised sense of identity, re-seeing themselves in their internal mirror. Their images of themselves take on new dimensions, and they feel more capable of completing their education and succeeding in their new career path.
Cohen, L. (2014). Re-Seeing in the Mirror of Creative Critical Reflection: Unifying the Identity through the Transformative in the Vocational Classroom. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 5(1), 15-22. IGI Global.