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Multiple Currents: Expanding the Boundaries of Transformative Learning, 4th International Conference

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

252 Bloor Street West

Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

Transformative Learning: Integrates broad areas of ecological study, feminist, anti-racist, aboriginal, popular education, post-colonial education, holistic and global education, cultural studies and critical pedagogy. Transformative Learning is respectful of all knowledges and provides a framework for deepening our understanding of the underlying forces that are transforming Canadian society and the world.

Confirmed Speakers Include: Abelardo Brenes-Castro, Gregory Cajete, Maocir Gaddoci, Henry Giroux, Mechtild Hart, Ana Isla, Elizabeth Kasl, Jack Mezirow, Edmund O'Sullivan, Jane Thompson, Moema Viezzer, and Paolo Wangoola. Manuel Obregon, piano performer from Costa Rica, will also be giving a concert

The conference will support this diversity for creative dialogue in the hope of deepening existing transformative theory and practice. It will include: a) Innovative practice workshops, b) Paper presentations, c) Poster presentations and other visual displays, e) Arts based performances, f) Popular education approaches, g) Special presentations by noted speakers and h) Self-organized pre and post conference sessions or workshops.

Conference Host: the Transformative Learning Centre (TLC) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), in collaboration with the Centre for Arts-Informed Research, and the Indigenous Education Network. The TLC is also associated with the Centre for Anti-Racist Studies, the Centre for Women's Studies in Education, the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto, Focus on Work Place Learning and Change, the Elliot Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology at St. Michael College, the Holistic Education Network, and the International Institute for Global Education (all of OISE/UT and the University of Toronto). We are also pleased to have the assistance of the Transformation Foci at Teachers College, Columbia University and the California Institute for Integral Studies.

Proposals due: May 15, 2001

Conference Registration: $200, Student/Retiree/Unemployed Registration: $100; Pre-registration before September 15, 2001: $100. Make cheque payable to Transformative Learning Centre and mail c/o Gayle Grisdale, 2903 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON, M1M 1N6

For more information, the call for papers, registration, program information visit the conference web site at

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Telephone: (416) 923-6641, ext. 2595