Author Archive for MWalvoord

Student Engagement, Critical Reflection, Transformative Learning: What’s the Key?

Student engagement is a good thing. We’ve heard that for decades. Alexander Astin asked the question, “What matters in college?” then answered by saying a big percentage of what matters is student engagement (Astin, 1997). Pike & Kuh (2005, p. 186) agree in a summary statement about this issue, saying, “. . . students learn […]

Promoting Tutoring Central as an Avenue to Transformation

Mark Walvoord, M.S., Student Transformative Learning Record Brian McKinney, B.A., Tutoring Central If you think back to transformative experiences in your life, you will likely be able to identify learning moments outside of the classroom. These could’ve been traumatic personal experiences, independent research projects with a caring mentor, a study abroad opportunity, or even while […]