Shelli Ann Garland
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Shelli Ann Garland is now a member of Transformative Learning Network
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Please tell us briefly about your interest in transformative learning
My PhD research is on transformative learning through volunteering. Specifically, how volunteering and volunteer identity as informal learning through the lived experience, transforms participants and enhances formal learning.
The aim of my research is to examine, from a sociological and pedagogical perspective, the lives of the active community volunteer in Ireland who attended or graduated from a 3rd level education, and who are currently volunteering for an organisation, group, or individual within their community.

I am hoping that a higher education, in general, and volunteer experience (in a variety of forms - no matter when the first experience took place) provides value and a lasting impression on the participants, with the idea that while knowledge can be learned, experience must be lived. 

I am hoping to make a connection between the "free-thinking" young adult during their university years and the community, civic or volunteer identity that was formed either through that education, a volunteer experience, or both.  I'm am looking holistically at the lived experience of an active volunteer.
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Trinity College Dublin

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