A Catalyst of Change: A Graduate Student's Perspectives on Transformational Teaching





transformational teaching, transformational teachers, graduate students, case study, Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum


This article interprets teachers as change agents in light of the Transformational Teaching (TT) framework (Slavich & Zimbardo, 2012). Contributing to the understanding of teachers

Author Biographies

Ni-La L, Michigan State University; HCMC University of Education (Vietnam)

Ni-La L

Jos Mart, Texas State University


Erika B. Kraus, Michigan State University

Erika B. Kraus is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She is broadly interested in how people affect nature. Ms. Kraus is studying human-nature interactions through the ecosystem service science framework, specifically how changes in the biophysical environment affect the provision of cultural ecosystem services in the Mono-Couffo, Republic of Benin, and Michigan, USA. She earned a Master

Azad Hassan, Michigan State University; Nawroz University

A PhD student (ABD) in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction at Michigan State University. He holds M.Sc. in Spatial

India C. Plough, Michigan State University

Dr. India C. Plough is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Language Proficiency Program at the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. India




How to Cite

L, N.-L., Mart, J., Kraus, E. B., Hassan, A., & Plough, I. C. (2019). A Catalyst of Change: A Graduate Student’s Perspectives on Transformational Teaching. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.32865/fire201952155