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Dr. Ted Fleming is Emeritus Professor of Adult Education at Maynooth University, Ireland.|
He is also currently adjunct Associate Professor of Adult Education at Teachers College Columbia University, New York (2016 - ).
Previously Associate Professor of Adult Education and Head of Department at Maynooth University Ireland and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Formerly a Senator on the Senate of the National University of Ireland.
Currently Academic Advisor to the UNESCO funded Learning City of Larissa (Greece) and the Citizens' University of the Municipality of Larissa.
Consulting or Associate Editor:
Journal of Transformative Education;
Adult Education: Critical Issues;
Awarded a B.Sc. (MU) and a B.D. before earning M.A & Ed.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University New York with Jack Mezirow.
Interdisciplinary Studies in Education & Society;
Teraźniejszość - Człowiek - Edukacj;
International Journal of Adult Education and Technology (IJAET);
Hellenic Journal of Local Development and Self-Government.
Also studied with Paulo Freire in Boston.
Received the 'Jack Mezirow Living Theory of Transformative Learning Award' (2014) for an 'original contribution to the development of the theory of learning' - writing on the critical theory of Axel Honneth. Link to paper. In 2016 delivered the inaugural Mezirow Memorial Lecture at Columbia University. Link to paper
Qualified skipper 'ISA Yachtmaster Offshore' & Certified Radio Operator
PUBLICATIONS (in Press)
Fleming, T. (2023). Toward a pedagogy of critical and social imagination: The arts and transformative learning.
Fleming, T. (2023). Adult learning and experience of crises: Interrogating critical theory, democracy and citizenship education. (U of A).
Fleming, T. (2023). Foreword. In Implementing transformative student-centered pedagogies in the neo-liberal academy.
Fleming, T. (in press, 2024) Toward a transformative pedagogy of crisis and experience. In Paulos, L., Fragoso, A.., & Valades, S. (Eds.), Adult education in times of crisis and change: perspectives on access, learning careers and identities. UAlg.
Fleming, T. (2023). New directions for the theory of transformative learning: Can it be a critical pedagogy for world crises?. Paper read at Teachers College Columbia University October 24. Click here for link to Powerpoint slides
Fleming, T. (in press, 2023). Experience and sociological imagination: Transforming the researchers learner identity. European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA), Transforming Researcher
Fleming, T. (2023). Transformative Learning: The only game in town
in an era of change and existential crises. Invited keynote at the
8th Congress of the Hellenic Association for Adult Education
- Learning and Change, September 30. Athens.
Fleming, T. (2023). Discourses, dialogue and diversity in biographical research: An ecology of life and learning. International Review of Education, 69, 737-741.
https//doi.org/10.1007/s11159-023-10036-8 Click this link to paper
Finnegan, F. & Fleming, T. (2023). Adult education and critical democratic citizenship: Revisiting key concepts in a time of crisis.
In T. Mabrey, T. Hoggan-Kloubert, & C. Hoggan, (Eds.), Civic
Education Across Ever-Changing Societies: Transforming lives, cultures, and nation-states, (pp. 19-44). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State
Fleming, T. (2023). Transformative learning and experience: Fostering
new learning links between the personal and political.
International Journal of Adult Education and Technology, 14(1), 1-13.
https://doi.org/10.4018/IJAET.324930Transformative Learning and Experience
Fleming, T. (2023). Education and democracy: The public sphere reclaimed for educational study. In M. Pulsford, R. Morris and R. Purves (Eds.), Understanding Education Studies: Critical Issues and New Directions (pp. 105-111). London: Routledge.
Click for copy of Chapter on Google Books
Fleming, T. (2023). Bridges and Fault lines in Freire’s Pedagogy and
Mezirow's Transformation Theory: Hegel, Theology and Teaching Adults.
Paper read at Hellenic Adult Education Conference/Webinar, Athens, Greece January 11, 2023. Link to paper
Fleming, T. (2023). Democracy and transformative learning in
turbulent Times: Street protests, crises and disorienting dilemmas.
Invited keynote at 1st International Conference Lifelong
Learning and Adult Education in the Age of Uncertainty:
Paths to Social Inclusion and Social Cohesion,
at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
March 30. Click for text of Keynote Speaking Notes
Click for Powerpoint presentation
Fleming, T. (2023). Recognition and the critical theory of Axel Honneth: Implications for adult education and transformative learning. Webinar hosted by the Hellenic Adult Education Association, Athens
May 3. Click here for Powerpoint slides
Fleming, T. (2022). Mezirow's theory of transformative learning and Freire's pedagogy: Theories in dialogue. Adult Education: Critical Issues 2(2), 7-19.
Fleming, T. (2022). The importance of networking and synergies for the prosperity and sustainability of the city. Paper read at the Larissa Learning City Stakeholders Conference Action Plan for 2023, October 25 in the Auditorium of the Municipal Art Gallery.
Fleming, T. (2022). Democracy and citizenship. Paper read at Roundtable with Katarina Popovic, Dimitris Deligiannis and Costas Lamproulis during Larissa (Greece) Global Learning Festival. Chairperson: Olga Tsiourva, November 7. Organized by Melton City Council and Wyndham City Council, Australia. https://globallearningfestival.com/
also movie showing Classical Greek drama and democracy:
Fleming, T. (with Eschenbacher, S.) (2022). Toward a Pedagogy of Trauma: Experiences of Paramedics and Firefighters in a COVID Era and Opportunities for Transformative Learning. Education Sciences, 12(10), 655. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12100655
Fleming, T. (2022). Transforming Everyday Experience: Transformative
Learning, Disorienting Dilemmas and Honneth’s Theory of Recognition.
Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 52( 4), 563– 578.
Deligiannis, D., Kokkos, A., & Fleming,T, (2022). Larissa – Learning City: From Local Learning to Global Actions, Adult Education: Critical Issues, 2(1), 23-35. Link to Journal and article
Fleming T. (2022). Views on experience and crisis
in researching work and learning. In S. Eschenbacher, T. Fleming, P. Sawchuk, & H. Salling Olesen, A Dialogue across Traditions of Theorizing Learning. Papers published in Sawchuk, P.H., & Mirchandani, K. (2022). Work, Learning & Social Change. Collected Papers of the 12th Researching Work and Learning (RWL12) Conference, (pp. 426-431). Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. All_Roundtable_papers.pdf
Fleming, T. (2022). Mezirow’s Theory of Transformative Learning: In Dialogue with Honneth’s Critical Theory. In E. Kostara,
A. Gavrielatos & D. Loads (Eds.), Transformative Learning
Theory & Praxis (pp. 4 - 14). London: Routledge.
Fleming T. (2022) Transformative Learning and Critical Theory: Making Connections with Habermas, Honneth, and Negt. In A. Nicolaides, S. Eschenbacher, P.T. Buergelt, Y. Gilpin-Jackson, M. Welch, & M. Misawa, (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Learning for Transformation
(pp. 25-43). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Fleming, T. (2022). Toward a critical and transformative pedagogy of
crisis in a digital age: Insights from Oskar Negt.
Keynote paper at European Society for Research on Education
of Adults (ESREA) Conference Adult Education in times of crises
and change, University of the Algarve, Faro, Portugal July 14-16.
Fleming, T. (2022). The Experience of Transformation: The Transformation of Experience. Keynote address at 14th Biennial International Transformative Learning Conference - co-hosted by Michigan State University & Grand Rapids Community College. Fleming Keynote
Fleming, T. (2022). Mezirow's theory of transformative learning
and critical theory: Oskar Negt and his reconstruction of experience. Paper at the 14th Biennial International Transformative Learning Conference at Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan, April 7. Final_copy_Paper
Fleming, T. (2022). Mezirow’s Theory of Transformative Learning and Freire’s Pedagogy: Theories in Dialogue. Paper for webinar hosted by the International Transformative Learning Association, with A. Kokkos, Greece, C. Melacarne, Italy and José Eustáquio Romão, Brazil. Speaking Notes
Fleming, T. (2021). Dancing with Minds (trans. Πηνελόπη Μπόζνου/Pinelopi Bozuou)
Fleming, T. (2022). Recognition and Democracy. Paper at The Institute of Civic Studies and Learning for Democracy Summer School at joint University of Augsburg, North Carolina State University and Deutch-Ukrainischer Dialog e.V . Funded by US State Department and German Government's Foreign Affairs programme Demokratie Leben.
News, Trands and Proposals in Adult Education - Newsletter of the
Hellenic Adult Education Association, p. 8. English Translation
Fleming, T. (2021). Εκπάίσευδη Ένηλίκων Χορευοντάς με τον νου, (trans. Πηνελόπη Μπόζνου). ΝΕΑ, ΤΑΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΤΑΣΕΙΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗ ΕΝΗΛΙΚΩΝ (p. 8). Αθήνα: Επιστημονική Ένωση Εκπαίδευσης Ενηλίκων (EEEE).
Fleming, T. (2021). Paulo Freire Remembered: Biography, theory and
Teaching. Paper at Maynooth University Centre for Research in Adult Learning and Education Conference: Making Hope Practical: A Dialogue on Freire. In collaboration with ESREA, November 16, 2021.
Deligiannis, D., Tsiougou, K., Goutha, V., Moutselos, A. &
Fleming, T. (2021). Citizenship Education for democratic and sustainable communities. UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, the City of Larissa and the City of Yeonsu-Gu. Click for Link
Δεληγιάννης, Δ., Τσιούγκου, Κ., Γκούθα και, B. Μουτσέλος, Α. και T. Fleming, (2021). Εκπαίδευση στην Ενεργό ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΟΤΗΤΑ
για Δημοκρατικές και Βιώσιμες Κοινότητες. Ινστιτούτου Διά Βίου.
Μάθησης της UNESCO, τις πόλεις της Λάρισας και της Yeonsu-gu.
Link to Book
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서론 저자: 테드 플레밍 (2021). 시민성 교육. 유네스코 평생학습연구소, , 라리사시, 연수구의 Link to book
Fleming, T. (2021). Recognition: Changing the Approach to Mental Health
through Active Inclusion in Further Education and Training. Keynote address at the Education and Training Board of Ireland Conference Showcasing Active Inclusion Practice across Education and Training Boards. Dublin November 18, 2021.Link to paper
Fleming, T. (2021). Democracy brings History and Hope together through Learning and Education. A paper at Roundtable during Conference on 200 Years of the Greek Revolution: Democracy
yesterday, today and tomorrow. Theme: Larissa, the Commune of Thessaly, the Greek Revolution and the Challenges of Democracy
today in a time of Crises, November 13, 2021. Link to paper
Fleming, T. (2021) Resilience: A Learning Project for a Learning City. Paper at Roundtable on The contribution of Education to the formation of a Healthy and Sustainable City in the post-COVID era at 7th International Conference for the Promotion of Educational Innovation, of EEPEK, University of Thessaly, Larissa. October 16
Link to Paper
Fleming,T. (& S.Eschenbcher) (2021). Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Crisis. European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning
of Adults (RELA), 12(3), 295 - 309.
Link to RELA Journal copy
Fleming, T. (2021). Models of Lifelong Learning: An overview.
In M. London (Ed). Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning,
2nd edition, (pp. 1-26). New York: Oxford University Press.
Fleming, T. (2021). Learners as leaders, leaders as learners:
Education for active citizenship and social change. Paper at Learners as Leaders: Developing Democracy through Change-oriented Community Education in Ireland Conference during AONTAS Adult Learners' Festival 2021, Link to paper
Fleming, T. (2021). Toward a critical theory of transformative learning:
Learning from Oskar Negt. International Journal of Adult Education
and Technology, 12(1), pp. 1-16. DOI: 10.4018/IJAET.2021010101
Link to Sample
Fleming, T. (2021). Foreword. In B.L. Leaver, D. Davidson & C.
Campbell Transformative Language Learning and Teaching,
(pp. xxii-xxiii). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
DOI: 10.1017/9781108870788 Link to Foreword
Fleming, T. (2021). We survived Covid, now what?
The Place of Adult Education in an era of Long Covid. Paper at National College of Ireland Festival of Education Beyond the Covid Recovery: New Challenges for Education and Lifelong Learning, June 2021. Link to Powerpoint
Fleming, T. (2020). Youth, Democracy and Education: Well-being for all in a Time of Crises. Keynote at UNESCO Learning Cities Conference Strengthening Citizenship Education at Local Level with Larissa (Greece) and Yeonsu-gu (Republic of Korea). November 1