Nov. 6: IS Symposium – Hiroshima Bomb Survivor’s ‘Transformative Learning’

| October 31, 2012

Koko Kando

The Center for International Education, International Studies Symposium Series, presents “When I Change, the Whole World Changes”: Lessons in Transformative Learning with School of Education professor Roy Tamashiro on Tuesday, Nov. 6, noon – 1:20 p.m., in the Emerson Library Conference Room.

According to Webster University’s mission statement, we are an institution that “ensures high quality, learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.”

In this presentation, Tamashiro describes the “transformative learning” in an oral history account of Koko Kondo, a Hiroshima Atomic Bomb survivor (hibakusha).

Kando’s real transformative learning occurred 10 years after the bomb when she met Capt. Robert Lewis, co-pilot of Enola Gay, the B29 bomber. The meaning she made from her memories and reflections enables her to spread compassion and inspire those she touches in Japan and around the world.

Testimonials from Kando’s students and colleagues show how they, too, had significant transformative learning by getting to know her.

The event is free and open to the public.

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